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Pediatric Gastroenterology

Includes specialty programs: Cystic Fibrosis Center / Eosinophilic Esophagitis Clinic / Myelo Clinic

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We combine our expertise in pediatric gastrointestinal diseases with advanced diagnostics and therapies to provide the highest quality medical care to infants, children and teens with digestive problems. We focus on concerns unique to pediatric patients, including growth, physical and emotional development, and age-related social issues.

Only one focus: kids.

We have a team of board certified pediatric gastroenterologists, certified pediatric nurse practitioners, pediatric nurses, registered dietitians and social workers. Our pediatric gastroenterology program is ranked among the top programs nationally by U.S. News & World Report.

Children are not just small adults. Their growing bodies have unique medical needs. They usually express their concerns differently than adults. They cannot always answer medical questions and aren't always able to be patient and cooperative. We know how to examine and treat children in a way that makes them relaxed and cooperative.

Specialized Care.

We are experienced in diagnosing and treating all types of gastrointestinal, liver, and pancreas disorders such as celiac disease, gastroesophageal reflux, inflammatory bowel disease, hepatitis, and pancreatitis.

Between 10 and 15 percent of children between the ages of 3 and 16 experience chronic abdominal pain, defined as 3 or more episodes of stomachache within a 3-month period.

Symptoms of gastrointestinal disease vary in type and severity, but the presence of a fever, vomiting, diarrhea, blood in the stool, weight loss, poor appetite, or waking up frequently in the middle of the night are all signs that something serious may be behind your child’s stomach pain.

Our specialists provide such services as:

  • Anorectal manometry
  • Capsule endoscopy (PillCam)
  • Colonoscopy
  •  EndoFLIP® 
  • Esophageal manometry
  • Flexsigmoidoscopy
  • Gastric stimulation
  • Hydrogen/methane breath testing
  • IB-STIM
  • pH impedance testing
  • Upper endoscopy

Our center is a part of ImproveCareNow (ICN) which is an international, multicenter collaborative network with the goal of transforming care and improving outcomes for children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).  This partnership provides access to the best evidence, and tools for helping patients with IBD get better faster and stay well longer.

We also collaborate with specialists from allergy and immunology to diagnose and treat eosinophilic esophagitis, a complex condition that causes digestive problems but is closely associated with allergies, including food allergies.

Locations

Contact Gastroenterology

330-543-4488 Appointments
330-543-2778

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Gastroenterology
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Gastroenterology, Akron
Considine Professional Building
215 West Bowery Street
Level 6
Akron, Ohio 44308
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Gastroenterology, Amherst
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Gastroenterology, Amherst
Akron Children's Health Center, Amherst
47185 Cooper Foster Park Road
Amherst, Ohio 44001
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Gastroenterology, Beachwood
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Gastroenterology, Beachwood
3733 Park East Drive
Suite 230
Beachwood, Ohio 44122
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Gastroenterology, Boardman
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Gastroenterology, Boardman
Leonard J. Fisher Family Building
6505 Market Street, Building A
Suite A2100
Boardman, Ohio 44512
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Gastroenterology, Boston Heights
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Gastroenterology, Boston Heights
Akron Children's Health Center, Boston Heights
328 East Hines Hill Road
Suite 3
Boston Heights, Ohio 44236
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Gastroenterology, Mansfield
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Gastroenterology, Mansfield
Akron Children's Health Center, Mansfield
1029 South Trimble Road
Mansfield, Ohio 44906
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Gastroenterology, Marietta
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Gastroenterology, Marietta
Memorial Health System
Wayne Street Medical Campus
320 East 8th St., Suite 140
Marietta, Ohio 45750
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Gastroenterology, Medina
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Gastroenterology, Medina
Akron Children's Health Center, Medina
3443 Medina Road
Door 1 (Suite 108)
Medina, Ohio 44256
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Gastroenterology, North Canton
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Gastroenterology, North Canton
Akron Children's Health Center, North Canton
6076 Whipple Avenue Northwest
North Canton, Ohio 44720
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Gastroenterology, Warren
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Gastroenterology, Warren
5000 East Market Street
Suite 29
Warren, Ohio 44484
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Gastroenterology, Wooster
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Gastroenterology, Wooster
Akron Children's Health Center, Wooster
3807 Friendsville Road
Wooster, Ohio 44691
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Our Doctors/Providers

Department Heads:
Reinaldo Garcia-Naveiro
Reinaldo Garcia-Naveiro, MD

Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology; Pediatric Gastroenterologist

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Amanda Abou-Fadel, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterologist

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Christine Carter-Kent, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterologist

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Shivani Gupta, DO

Director, Pediatric Neurogastroenterology and Motility Program

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Sirvart Kassabian, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterologist

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Christine Pasquarella, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterologist; Medical Director, Infusion Center

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Corey Scherer, DO

Pediatric Gastroenterologist: Site Director, Boardman Campus

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Kevin Watson, MD, FAAP

Pediatric Gastroenterologist; Assistant Director, Clinical Informatics, Specialty Systems

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Matthew Wyneski, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterologist

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Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Dawn Keilin, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Gabrielle Miladore, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Stephanie Mullin, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Other Providers:

Meghan Holecko, RD, LDN

Registered Dietitian

Catherine Wills, RD, LD, CNSC

Registered Dietitian

Open Clinical Studies

Safety and Efficacy of Nexium in Pediatric Patients with Erosive Esophagitis

The purpose of this study is to look at the use of Nexium in helping to heal Erosive Esophagitis (EE), which is irritation in the pipe that carries food from your mouth to your stomach. This study will look at children aged 1-11 years old.

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Currently recruiting


Some of the Conditions We Treat...

Achalasia, abdominal pain, biliary atresia, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, chronic diarrhea, constipation/encopresis, diverticulitis, dysphasia, esophageal reflux, eosinophilic esophagitis, failure to thrive, feeding difficulties, feeding tubes maintenance and support (NG tube, G tube, ND tube, NJ tube, GJ tube, J tube), formula intolerance, fructose intolerance, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), hepatitis, Hirschsprung disease, indeterminate colitis, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), lactose intolerance, liver diseases, pancreatitis, short bowel syndrome, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), stomach ulcers, sucrose intolerance, superior mesenteric artery syndrome, ulcerative colitis



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