Conditions

From the beginning of care, through treatment, and into recovery, we provide an experience that’s right for children and families. Children’s National Health System provides a wide range of clinical services and specialties dedicated to improving children’s health.

Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is a genetic, autoimmune digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with the absorption of nutrients from food.

Constipation

Constipation is defined as a decrease in frequency of bowel movements, compared to a child's usual pattern (some health care providers define constipation as fewer than 3 bowel movements per week).

Dysphagia

Dysphagia is a term that means "difficulty swallowing." It is the inability of food or liquids to pass easily from the mouth, into the throat, and down into the esophagus to the stomach during the process of swallowing.

Poor Growth Failure to Thrive

Failure to thrive is defined as decelerated or arrested physical growth (height and weight measurements fall below the fifth percentile, or a downward change in growth across two major growth percentiles) and is associated with poor developmental and emotional functioning.

Food Allergy

A food allergy is an abnormal response of the body to a certain food.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease is a chronic digestive disorder that is caused by the abnormal flow of gastric acid from the stomach into the esophagus.

Hepatitis

Hepatitis B (HBV) has a wide range of clinical presentations. It can be mild, without symptoms, or it may cause chronic hepatitis. 

Hirschsprung Disease

Hirschsprung disease occurs when some of the nerve cells that are normally present in the intestine do not form properly while a baby is developing during pregnancy.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic disorder causing annoying and often painful abdominal and bowel symptoms.

Meckel Diverticulum

Meckel diverticulum is a small pouch in the wall of the intestine, near the junction of the small and large intestines.