Caring for children with motility disorders

Learn how our Gastroenterology, Liver and Nutrition Program cares for children with motility disorders.

Related tests and treatments:

Our approach to motility disorders

The specialists in Children’s Hospital’s Center for Pediatric Neurogastroenterology, Motility and Autonomic Disorders are nationally recognized experts in the diagnosis and treatment of motility disorders, and patients from around the world seek our expertise in treating rare and complex GI conditions. Some of the motility disorders we treat include chronic intractable constipation, Hirschsprung’s disease, gastroparesis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction, and esophageal achalasia. Our team is also actively involved in research on functional GI, motility and autonomic disorders, which deepens our understanding of how to best treat these conditions.

Children’s Hospital is one of the few pediatric centers to offer a full range of state-of-the-art testing and treatment options, including manometry studies and gastric pacing. Our team of multidisciplinary experts will create a customized treatment for your child. We try to use minimally invasive therapy as much as possible, but we also don’t hesitate to use more aggressive treatment options if a child’s quality of life is being compromised.

Motility disorders services we offer

Diagnosing and treating motility disorders

Tests and treatments will vary depending on your child’s specific diagnosis, but they could include: