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Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Gastroenterology Team

Left to Right: Reed Dimmitt MD, Jan Nogueira MD,
Meredith Hitch MD, Traci Jester MD,
Jeanine Maclin MD, Kirk Thame MD

Phone: 205-638-9918
Fax: 205-638-9919
Clinic Location: Children's of Alabama (5th Floor McWane Building)

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The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at The Childrens Hospital of Alabama and Department of Pediatrics at The University of Alabama at Birmingham provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary evaluation and management of all pediatric gastrointestinal, liver and nutritional problems. These may include such common conditions like gastroesophageal reflux, abdominal pain, constipation to complex problems like inflammatory bowel disease, liver transplants, metabolic diseases and nutrional disorders. The Division provides both inpatient and outpatient consultative services. Some of the problems commonly seen are:

Abdominal pain
Cystic Fibrosis
Celiac Disease
Crohn's Disease
Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Eosinophilic Colitis
Failure to Thrive

Familial Polyposis syndromes
Fecal Incontinence
Feeding disorders
GE Reflux
GI bleeding-both upper and lower
GI infections
Helicobacter Pylori Gastritis
Lipid disorders
Liver problems

Liver and small bowel transplants
Metabolic liver disease
Motility disorders
Pancreatitis - acute and chronic
Pancreatobiliary disease
Short Bowel Syndrome
Ulcerative Colitis

State of the art GI laboratory and endoscopy facilities perform number of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures which include:

  • Upper and lower endoscopy with biopsies
  • Polypectomies
  • Variceal Sclerotherapy and Banding
  • Foreign body removal from upper GI tract
  • PEG Placement
  • Dilatations
  • Percutaneous liver biopsies
  • pH/impedance study
  • Hydrogen Breath Testing
  • Anorectal Motility Testing?

Multidisciplinary patient centered programs:

  • Aerodigestive program
  • Gastrointestinal Eosinophilic Diseases Program
  • Intestinal Rehabilitation Program
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disorder Program
  • Colorectal Program
  • Hepatobiliary Program
  • Liver Transplant Program
  • Weight Management Program

*This is not the official U.S. News & World Report Service Mark.

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