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Rady Children's Specialists

Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition


Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are available for infants, children and young adults in state-of-the-art endoscopy suites. Additional support is provided by full-service pediatric anesthesia, as well as trained endoscopy nursing staff for all procedures.

Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures include:

  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Colonoscopy and polypectomy
  • Esophageal dilatation
  • Esophageal and anal manometry
  • Percutaneous liver biopsy
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placements
  • Percutaneous endoscopic cecostomy tube placements
  • Variceal and gastrointestinal bleeding management
  • Paracentesis
  • Small bowel and esophageal capsule endoscopy
  • pH monitoring
  • Breath analysis
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (performed at UC San Diego Medical Center and Sharp Memorial Hospital by Adult Gastroenterology)