Gastroenterology

Gastrointestinal diseases are among the most difficult medical problems that children face. They frequently result in unpleasant and sometimes life-threatening symptoms. Dell Children’s gastroenterologists and staff provide comprehensive care for children with a variety of disorders of the digestive system, including conditions affecting the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver.

Please call 512-628-1810 to schedule an appointment or if we can answer any questions.

Our Services

The Pediatric Gastroenterology team provides diagnostic, consultative and disease management services. We provide long-term management of children with a variety of chronic illnesses requiring state-of-the-art hospital, in-office infusion therapy and home care, including the management of tube feedings and home parenteral nutrition. In addition to the physicians, our staff includes registered nurses, dieticians and social workers striving to enable children to resume full and healthful lives.

We treat conditions such as:

  • Feeding issues
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Chronic Liver Disease
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Hepatitis
  • Malnutrition
  • Malabsorption
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Ulcers
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Failure to Thrive

We perform procedures when necessary, such as:

  • Conventional Endoscopy and Colonoscopy
  • Wireless Capsule Endoscopy
  • Banding Ligation of Varices
  • Balloon Dilatation of Strictures
  • Esophageal and Pharyngeal pH Monitoring
  • Breath Hydrogen Testing
  • Biotherapy Infusion Services
  • Anorectal Manometry

Our Programs

  • Intestinal Rehabilitation Program for children with Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Cystic Fibrosis Program
  • Chronic Abdominal Pain Program
  • Aerodigestive Clinic
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Feeding Tube Weaning Program
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
  • Motility Clinic
  • Bowel Management

Meet R. Jeffrey Zweiner, MD.