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Rady Children's Specialists

Neurogastroenterology and Motility Center

The Neurogastroenterology and Motility Center offers comprehensive diagnostic evaluation for children and adolescents with a wide spectrum of gastrointestinal motility disorders. Patients and families travel to meet our team and receive superb care for their children.

Our expert team is committed to delivering excellent care to patients with motility disorders, providing access to all referred children in a timely manner, counseling patients and parents on the benefits of mindfulness and providing hypnosis as needed, and conducting clinical, translational and basic research studies to find more effective treatments. (For a list of open clinical trials, click here and scroll down to “Motility.”)

Conditions we treat include:

  • Hirschsprung’s disease
  • Pseudoobstruction
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Gastroparesis
  • Abdominal pain
  • Bloating
  • Achalasia
  • Feeding and swallowing disorders
  • Severe constipation refractory to medical management

Procedures we perform include:

  • Colonic motility studies
  • Antroduodenal motility studies
  • Anorectal motility studies
  • Esophageal motility studies
  • Smart pill
  • Gastric emptying
  • Gastric electric stimulation
  • Sacral nerve stimulation
  • Scintigraphic transit time

In the course of their treatment, patients and their families may work with dietitians, physical therapists, psychologists, and surgeons.

Meet the Team

Nurse Practitioners
Anne Elizabeth Luke, N.P.

Care Coordinators
Martin McCulloch, R.N.
Alejandra Perez, M.A.

Referral Coordinators
Tania Bonilla, Administrative Associate B
Tricia Ruiz, Administrative Associate B*

For more information about our center, please contact R.N Care Coordinator Martin McCulloch.

Phone: 858-966-8965
Fax: 858-966-8917