Clinical Services

SPECIAL CLINICS AND PROGRAMS:

  • Biliary Atresia Clinic - This multidisciplinary clinic is staffed by a pediatric hepatologist, a pediatric surgeon and a dietitian, and meets monthly.
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program - Pediatric gastroenterologists collaborate with pediatric surgeons, dietitians and clinical pharmacologists. A support group is being developed.
  • Eosinophilic Intestinal Disease Program - Riley physicians are pioneers in this area and have extensive expertise in managing these diseases. The multidisciplinary eosinophilic esophagitis clinic meets monthly and pediatric allergists and dietitians contribute to the program.
  • Intestinal Care Center - This monthly clinic, staffed by pediatric gastroenterologists, pediatric surgeons, transplant surgeons, dietitians and social workers, aims to help children with short bowel syndrome advance in their ability to feed using the intestine. The center provides comprehensive care to these challenging patients, some of whom may require transplantation.
  • Airway and Digestion Clinic - This clinic is a result of collaboration between pediatric gastroenterologists and pediatric pulmonologists. This clinic offers multidisciplinary approach to children with swallowing, airway or upper GI tract issues.
  • Pediatric Liver Program – This program provides expert diagnosis and management of children with a variety of liver diseases including elevated liver enzymes, fatty liver, viral hepatitis, cholestatic liver disease, metabolic liver disease, hepatomegaly and neonatal jaundice.
  • Liver Transplant Program - Inaugurated in 1987, nearly 150 children have undergone liver transplantation at Indiana University Health’s Liver Transplant program. These children enjoy excellent quality of life.

GI PROCEDURES

Physicians of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Riley Hospital possess years of experience in performing endoscopies and related procedures in infants, toddlers, children and adolescents. Some of the services we offer are:

  • Upper GI endoscopy
  • Lower GI endoscopy
  • G-Tube placement
  • pH probe studies including Bravo®
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Percutaneous liver biopsy
  • Rectal biopsies and manometry
  • Motility studies to examine the motility of the GI tract

GI MOTILITY

We were pioneers in the performance of esophageal manometry back in 1980. Dr. Joseph Croffie, Director of the Pediatric GI Motility Laboratory began performing anorectal manometry in 1995. He has a national reputation in this area and in the performance of biofeedback training for patients with difficulties passing stool. The addition of stomach, small intestine and colonic motility studies became available in our Motility Laboratory in early 2000. Dr. Marian Pfefferkorn also performs anorectal manometry and biofeedback training.