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Hirschsprungs disease and anorectal malformation
Learn how our Gastroenterology, Liver, and Nutrition Program cares for children with Hirschsprungs disease and anorectal malformation.
Related tests and treatments:
Our approach to Hirschsprung's disease
Neurogastroenterology, Motility, and Autonomic Disorders Program at Children's Wisconsin offers one of the world's largest teams of motility experts, including doctors who specialize in Hirschsprung's disease. Families from around the United States and beyond seek treatment at Children's because of our team's deep level of expertise, high volume of patients with motility disorders, and cutting-edge diagnostic tools.
We take a personalized and multidisciplinary approach to treating every child. In addition to GI specialists who can help manage your child's gastrointestinal symptoms, our team includes surgeons, urologists, chronic pain specialists, dieticians, and psychologists.
Hirschsprung's disease services we offer
From diagnostic services to second opinions to ongoing management for children who have post-surgical problems, our dedicated experts are here to help your family cope with Hirschsprung's. Children's also offers a Hirschsprung's Disease and Imperforate Anus Program that combines the interdisciplinary expertise of a pediatric gastroenterologist and surgeon who specializes in colorectal surgery. The program treats children who are experiencing post-surgical problems with bowel training, constipation, and fecal incontinence. Other resources include:
Diagnosing and treating Hirschsprung's disease
Pediatric Neurogastroenterology, Motility, and Autonomic Disorders Program is one of just a few pediatric centers to offer a full range of diagnostic tests, including manometry and autonomic testing, for evaluating children with Hirschsprung's disease.
Other diagnostic tests may include:
Treatment is primarily surgical and can be handled by our expert surgeons.