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Gastroenterology Tests, Diagnosis & Treatments

We take specialized and evidence-based approaches to diagnosing children’s disorders that affect digestion and nutrition and then seek out the appropriate treatment.

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Central Line Care

If your child has a central line, it's important to know how to properly care for it. Learn more about how to change the dressing and flush a central line.

Diagnostic Tests for Digestive & Liver Conditions

Lurie Children's offers diagnostic procedures for various digestive and liver conditions.

Feeding Tube Care

Children with feeding tubes need care tailored to their specific needs. Learn about Lurie Children's recommendations for caring for children with feeding tubes.

Food Elimination Diets

The specialists at Lurie Children's treat Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis.

Gastrostomy Tubes

Lurie Children's offers a pediatric G-tube guide for administering feedings through a feeding tube. Discover answers about G-tube placement here.

Hydration Assessment in Short Bowel Syndrome

Learn how to properly assess and hydrate children with short bowel syndrome with a short video produced by Lurie Children's.

Stool Retention Prevention

Learn about the guidelines that can prevent stool retention over longer periods of time.

ST​EP Procedure

The Serial Transverse Enteroplasty Procedure (STEP) is a surgical technique to increase bowel length so it can function more efficiently, decreasing infections and improving nutrition for our patients.