Pediatric Motility Program
During normal digestion, rhythmic muscle contractions move food through the gastrointestinal tract. In a child with a motility disorder, these contractions may be either abnormal or absent. Motility disorders can be the result of a problem with the muscle itself, or with the nerves or hormones that control the muscle's contractions.
Why Children's Health℠?
U.S. News and World Report ranks The Center for Pediatric Gastrointestinal Motility at Children’s Health as among the top programs in the nation. Under the direction of Dr. Rina Sanghavi, the Center works together with the Neurogastroenterology program to help children overcome a variety of digestive conditions.
Our team of highly trained professionals features pediatric gastroenterologists and other specialists, such as nutritionists, hepatologists, surgeons and nurses.The state-of-the-art Center is equipped to diagnose and treat a range of motility disorders in children.
By pulling together specialists from a multitude of disciplines all under one roof, we can provide your child an unmatched level of care.
Conditions We Treat
Sometimes, motility disorders are due to certain birth defects. The Center diagnoses and treats the following congenital conditions:
- Aerodigestive Program
- Anorectal Malformations (imperforate anus)
- Bowel Management (related to spinal cord issues)
- Chronic Abdominal Pain
- Cloacal Abnormalities
- Dysphagia (swallowing disorder)
- Fecal Incontinence
- Feeding Disorders
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction
- Short Bowel Syndrome