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Our providers are board certified to address pediatric gastrointestinal, liver, and nutrition disorders.
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If your child is struggling with abdominal pain, our team is here to provide relief.
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If your child complains of regular digestive problems we encourage you to seek the help of one of our expert pediatric gastroenterologists.
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Our pediatric gastroenterologists can evaluate your child’s health involving the stomach, liver, intestinal tract, digestion and nutrition
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Our board-certified pediatric gastroenterologists provide expert clinical evaluations, technologies and proven therapies.
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Pediatric laboratory services and infusion suite on site at the new Carilion Children’s Tanglewood Facility.
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Cooperating with a multidisciplinary pediatric team to provide specialty feeding and aerodigestive care.
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Understanding digestive problems can be complicated. We work to provide expert clinical evaluations, technologies and proven therapies to enable your child to be healthy. Here are some trusted resources to help you learn more.
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This guide will help you better understand pediatric procedures and how to prepare.
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If your child complains of regular digestive problems we encourage you to seek the help of one of our expert pediatric gastroenterologists.
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Juan C. Olazagasti, M.D.
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Interim Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology
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I like to relate to my patients in the same way I would like a physician to treat and care for my family and friends. As a team of medical staff, the pediatric GI division strive for excellent care and patient satisfaction.
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Chronic Abdominal Pain and IBS
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Longstanding abdominal pain without an easily identifiable cause affects several patients and their families. At Carilion Clinic, the Pediatric Gastroenterology division employs accurate diagnostic methods to enact a comprehensive and compassionate pain management approach.
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Celiac Disease
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Celiac disease is an immune-mediated sensitivity to gluten protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Our Pediatric Gastroenterology division specializes in screening for, diagnosing, and managing this condition.
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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
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Reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus can have a significant impact on infant and child health. We work closely with a multidisciplinary team of subspecialists to address the frequency, consistency, and impact of gastroesophageal reflux disease.
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease
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Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are life-long conditions which should be diagnosed and followed by a gastroenterologist. At Carilion Clinic, we participate in the Improve Care Now initiative that facilitates international data sharing to ensure the most up-to-date and effective care.
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Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)
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EoE is an allergic inflammatory condition in which a certain type of white blood cell invades esophageal tissue. Our Pediatric Gastroenterology division specializes in diagnosing, managing, and monitoring this condition.
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Constipation
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Although an extremely common condition, the severity and far-reaching impact of constipation can often be overlooked. At Carilion Clinic we strive for an individualized approach to achieve normal bowel function and improved quality of life for your child.
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Carilion Children's Tanglewood Center
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Opening October 2021, the fully accessible Carilion Children’s Tanglewood Center brings Carilion Children’s outpatient practices together to better serve our young patients and their families. Together with Pediatric Medicine, 18 specialties and services will be available at the new location. The facility is located at 4348 Electric Road in Roanoke.

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We are a dedicated & committed group that works hard to excel in the care of pediatric patients with multiple gastrointestinal, nutrition & liver conditions in our communities. As part of that commitment, we have multiple satellite offices to reach out to our patients coming from distant locations.
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