Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Program
The Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (FGID) Program at Monroe Carell provides outpatient care to children with recurrent abdominal pain and FGIDs such as irritable bowel syndrome, functional abdominal pain, functional dyspepsia and functional encopresis.
We educate your family about your child's disorder, provide individualized care a with a team approach, and help your child overcome FGID symptoms to achieve better health.
Our services include pain management, nutritional consultation, relaxation training, stress management, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, biofeedback and acupuncture.
Conditions We Treat
- Abdominal migraine
- Functional constipation
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Meet Your Care Team
Julia L. AndersonMD, MSCI
- Esophageal Diseases, Functional Bowel Disorder, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Interventional Endoscopy, Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Why Choose the Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Program at Children‘s Hospital
- Funded research
The National Institute of Child Health and Development has funded FGID research at Monroe Carell since 1987.
- Comprehensive care
Monroe Carell is one of the only pediatric centers with a comprehensive approach to treating FGIDs. With the help of several specialists, we provide an individualized treatment plan for your child to relieve symptoms and promote wellness.