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Having a child suffer with abdominal pain, chronic eating problems, or other gastrointestinal disorders can be a very trying time for a parent. At University of Utah Health Care our pediatric gastrointestinal specialists will walk you through your child’s diagnosis and develop a comprehensive treatment plan. Our specialists work closely with parents and primary care providers, to become partners in your child's care and treatment.

Our patients include newborns to adolescents and we offer both inpatient and outpatient consultations. We specialize in treating children for common and complex gastrointestinal, liver or growth disorders and provide nutritional support when necessary.

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Bowel (colon) cleanout

Care for tunneled, PICC and PORT Lines

Central Line Care

Central line catheter, neonatal PICC

Central line care, percutaneous PCVC

Central line care, peripheral PICC

Central line care, tunneled TCVC

Central line catheter emergencie

Clostridium difficile

Colonoscopy

Constipation

Corticosteroids and nutrition

Diarrhea and dehydration

Diet

Dysphagia

Esophagoscopy, Gastroscopy, Duodenoscopy (EGD)

Feeding disorder

Gastroenteritis and rotavirus

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Gastroschisis

Gastrostomy button, placing

Gastrostomy Reference Manual

Gastrostomy tube, emergency care

Gavage feeding for babies NG/OG

Gastrostomy button problems, solutions for

Milk allergies

Multiple food allergies

Nissen fundoplication, surgery for GERD

NJ feeding

Ostomy pouch, change

Pancreatitis

Parenteral nutrition (TPN)

pH probe study

Soy allergy

Spina bifida and bowel management

Vomiting

Wheat allergies

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Alergia a la soja

Cambiando una bolsa de ostomía

Catéter de línea central, CCIP neonat

Clostridium difficile

Colocar un botón de gastrostomía

Colonoscopía

Corticosteroides y nutrición

Cuidado de la línea central

El cuidado de la línea central, percutánea (CVCP)

Emergencias del catéter central venoso

El estreñimiento

El vómito

Estudio de sondeo (toma de muestra) del pH

Funduplicatura de Nissen

Gastrosquisis La alergia a la leche

La alergia al trigo La alimentación con una sonda Nasoyeyunal

La diarrea y la deshidratación

La Disfagia La enfermedad del reflujo gastroesofágico (GERD)

La esofagoscopía, gastroscopía, duodenoscopía

La espina bífida y el control intestinal

La gastroenteritis y el rotavirus

La nutrición parenteral durante la hospitalización

La sonda de alimentación para bebés

Los cuidados del catéter venoso central

Opciones Alimenticias para una Buena Salud

Soluciones a problemas con los botones de gastrostomía

Common Children's Digestive Problems

Many problems that may affect a child's digestive system require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.

Colic

Diarrhea

Food Allergies

Lactose Intolerance

Christa J. Adams, APRN

Christa Jennings Adams received her nurse practitioner degree from Yale University specializing in Pediatrics. She worked at the Yale School of Medicine in Pediatric Endocrinology after graduation. She is a board-certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She is currently a nurse practitioner at the University of Utah working in the Pediatric Liver... Read More

Linda S. Book, M.D.

Dr. Linda Book graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, completed a pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center and the University of Utah followed by fellowship training in Pediatric Gastroenterology at the University of Utah. She is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutriti... Read More

Mark Deneau, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Deneau is active in all aspects of pediatric gastroenterology and endoscopy. His main areas of clinical expertise are: inflammatory bowel disease (IBD; ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease), neonates and infants with liver disease and short bowel syndrome, and the inpatient care of very ill and hospitalized patients. Dr. Deneau is a member... Read More

Anna Ermarth, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Ermarth is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics working within the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology.  She practices general gastroenterology and endoscopy for pediatric patients at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake and Riverton locations.  Her residency and fellowship was completed at University of Utah/Primary Children’s Hospital ... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building (801) 213-3599
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 213-3599

Stephen L. Guthery, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Guthery is the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutrition.  His interests include the care of infants, children and adolescents with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and liver disease.  His research involves understanding the genetic basis of and improving treatments for these conditions.Dr. Guthery is board c... Read More

Janet K. Harnsberger, M.D.

Dr. Janet Harnsberger received her medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She completed her pediatric internship and residency at the University Of Utah School of Medicine and then continued at the U of U for her fellowship training in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. She was in private practice i... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building (801) 213-3599
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 213-3599

W. Daniel Jackson, M.D.

Dr. W. Daniel Jackson received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, completed his Pediatric residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and his Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Fellowship at Tufts-New England Medical Center and received additional training in the Clinical Nutrition Research Center at Massachusetts Inst... Read More

M. Kyle Jensen, M.D.

Dr. Jensen received his medical degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine, completed a pediatric residency at Primary Children’s Hospital, followed by a Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He then completed an Advanced Pediatric Hepatology and T... Read More

Marianne A. Kavan, M.D.

Dr. Kavan received her medical degree from New York Medical College, and completed her Pediatric Residency and fellowships in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Advanced Hepatology and Transplant at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is board certified in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology and board eligible for Pediatric Advan... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-2900

Molly A. O'Gorman, M.D.

Molly A. O’Gorman, M.D. is a Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the University of Utah. She is the Medical Director of the Pediatric Dysphagia Program and of the EDDIE Clinic (Elimination Disorders, Diagnosis of Incontinence and Encopresis) at Primary Children’s Medical Center. Dr. O’Gorman received her M.D. degre... Read More

Raza Patel, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Patel received his master’s degree in public health and went on to get his medical degree at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He completed his pediatric residency and fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at SUNY at Buffalo at the Women and Children´s Hospital of Buffalo.Dr. Patel is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Gast... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building (801) 213-3599
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 213-3599

John F. Pohl, M.D.

Dr. John F. Pohl received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, completed his Pediatric residency at Phoenix Children´s Hospital / Maricopa Medical Center, and completed his Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He was on the faculty at Texas A&M Hea... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building (801) 213-3599
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 213-3599

Jacob O. Robson, M.D.

Dr. Robson received his medical degree from the University of California San Francisco, with an area of concentration in medical education. He completed his pediatric residency and a chief residency at the Boston Combined Residency Program (Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center) and his pediatric gastroe... Read More

Thomas L. Sutton, M.D.

Dr. Thomas L . Sutton received his medical degree from Medical College of Virginia – Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. He completed his pediatric residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. After serving as a battalion surgeon in Germany and Iraq, he completed his fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Cent... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 213-3599
Utah Valley Regional Medical Center (801) 357-1700
Eccles Primary Children's Outpatient Services 81 N. Mario Capecchi Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
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Appointments
(801) 213-3599
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton 3773 W. 12600 S., 3rd floor
Riverton, Utah 84065
Appointments
(801) 213-3599