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Inova Children's Digestive Disease Program

Boy and physician Inova Children's Hospital is a regional leader in diagnosing, treating and managing digestive, liver and nutritional problems in children and adolescents. Our physicians expertly handle all pediatric GI issues, from more commonly seen conditions to the most complex and specialized cases. We are also active in national research efforts.


Expert care, convenient access

Our physicians and staff perform all pediatric GI diagnostic procedures, including upper endoscopy, colonoscopy and breath test for lactose intolerance. We are the only pediatric gastroenterology center in the DC metro area to offer two unique procedures, video capsule endoscopy and esophageal impedance/pH monitoring.

Our physicians are part of Pediatric Specialists of Virginia and provide care at numerous outpatient locations situated throughout the region, which means easy, convenient access to care. We also offer specialty services at our main Fairfax office, including:

  • Eosinophilic esophagitis and immunologic bowel diseases
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Enteral feeding

Our physicians specialize in these pediatric conditions

  • Acute/chronic abdominal pain
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Liver/gallbladder disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Eosinophilic disease
  • Celiac and malabsorption disorders
  • Peptic ulcers
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Feeding disorders
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Gastrointestinal disorders in special needs children