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Caring for children with malabsorption disorders
Learn how our Gastroenterology, Liver and Nutrition Program cares for children with malabsorption disorders.
- What is malabsorption?
- Caring for children with celiac disease
- Caring for children with pancreatic insufficiency
- Caring for children with pancreatitis
Related tests and treatments:
Our approach to malabsorption
Children’s Wisconsin offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to managing malabsorptive disorders, with experts in celiac disease, cystic fibrosis, pancreatic insufficiency and other rare conditions that can lead to malabsorption. Our Nutrition Care Program is led by Dr. Praveen Goday, a nationally known expert in pediatric nutrition.
Malabsorption services we offerFrom diagnosis to ongoing treatment, our staff will work with your family to maximize your child’s nutrition and wellbeing. Our team includes gastroenterologists, dieticians, nurses and social workers who have experience working with children with nutritional disorders, and we collaborate closely with other specialists on your child’s medical team to deliver the best care possible.
Diagnosing and treating malabsorptionIf your child is experiencing poor growth, persistent diarrhea and other symptoms, your pediatrician might test your child for a malabsorptive disorder. Tests can include:
Although malabsorptive disorders are usually chronic conditions, our specialists will work with your family to create a customized plan that improves your child’s growth and quality of life.