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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
Location: Children's Hospital Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) Suite 618

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The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology 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 GI infections
Constipation Helicobacter Pylori Gastritis
Cystic Fibrosis Hepatitis
Cholestasis Lipid disorders
Celiac Disease Liver problems
Crohn's Disease Liver and small bowel transplants
Diarrhea Malabsorption
Eosinophilic Esophagitis Metabolic liver disease
Eosinophilic Colitis Motility disorders
Failure to Thrive Obesity
Familial Polyposis syndromes Pancreatitis - acute and chronic
Fecal Incontinence Pancreatobiliary disease
Feeding disorders Short Bowel Syndrome
GE Reflux Ulcerative Colitis
GI bleeding-both upper and lower Vomiting

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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