Caring for children with cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) and functional nausea

Learn how our Gastroenterology, Liver and Nutrition Program cares for children with cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) and functional nausea

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Our approach to cyclic vomiting syndrome

The Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Program at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is the first and largest program of its kind that specializes in treating children who are experiencing severe, recurring vomiting episodes. The program is led by Dr. B Li, an internationally renowned expert in treating and researching CVS who has seen more than 1,100 CVS cases in his career, more than any other health care provider in the world. Dr. Li has written more than 30 articles or chapters on CVS, and his commitment to research has helped us better understand and treat this complex condition.

Children’s Hospital offers an integrated approach to CVS treatment, connecting patients and their families with specialists in genetics, autonomic testing, psychology and other areas, depending on patients’ needs. Our experts work together to deliver the very best care to your child. As a result, our program offers strong outcomes and is able to significantly reduce vomiting episodes for the average patient.

Video: Meet Dr. Li and learn about our program

Cyclic vomiting syndrome services we offer

Our team of experts can help in many ways. The services we offer include:/p>

Diagnosing and treating cyclic vomiting syndrome

Before your child visits the CVS Program at Children’s Hospital, an interdisciplinary team of gastroenterologists, psychologists, researchers and nurses spends hours reviewing medical records, a standardized questionnaire and a diary of vomiting episodes (including a narrative summary from parents). After we review this information, our team members meet with you and your child to discuss how we can best help your child.

Treatment could include:

Although there is no known cure for CVS, our specialists will work with your family to manage the symptoms and reduce the impact of CVS on your child’s life.