Dr. Manisha “Mona” Dave, a pediatric gastroenterologist, determines if there is a need for a diagnostic or therapeutic gastroenterology procedure in children. If your child needs a procedure, you will be given an appointment date and preparation instructions before you leave the clinic. Your child’s procedure will be scheduled at one of our endoscopy centers.
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Pediatric Gastroenterology Procedures
- Upper Endoscopy – Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD): To view the lining of the esophagus, stomach and small intestine (duodenum).
- Lower Endoscopy – Colonoscopy: To view the lining of the large intestine (cecum, colon, rectum and anal canal).
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
- Capsule Endoscopy
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
- Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) Tube Placement
- Foreign body removal from the GI tract
- Lactose Hydrogen Breath Test
- Percutaneous Liver Biopsy
- Rectal Suction Biopsy
- 24-hour pH Probe Intraesophageal Monitoring
- Anorectal and Esophageal Manometry
- Esophageal Dilatation
- Esophageal Foreign Body Removal
Preparation for Procedures
Please review the patient preparation information from the links above. This information is provided to help children and parents better understand what will take place before, during and after the procedure. Knowing what will happen ahead of time can help to increase the comfort level of both parent and patient.