Short Bowel Syndrome: Treatments

How are intestinal failure and short bowel syndrome treated?

The Digestive Health institute treats intestinal failure

Children with malabsorptive diarrhea from short bowel syndrome often require specialized care that may include nutritional interventions, medications and sometimes surgery. The goal in management of these complex patients involves a multidisciplinary team approach to care, a process which is called intestinal rehabilitation.

At Children’s Hospital Colorado, we offer a Pediatric Intestinal Rehabilitation program at the Digestive Health Institute that offers expert, state of the art care for children with short bowel syndrome and intestinal failure.

Our team includes pediatric gastroenterologists and nurse practitioners, pediatric surgeons, specialist nurses, dieticians, pharmacists and social workers. We closely collaborate with Children’s Colorado’s neonatologists, feeding therapists, and gastroenterologists who are specialists in bowel absorption and motility.

Why choose Children’s Hospital Colorado for your child’s short bowel syndrome or intestinal failure?

Our team strives to improve the outcome and quality of life for children with short bowel syndrome and intestinal failure and their families. We offer the most current practices in nutritional management and have programs in place to drastically reduce the changes for central line infections. At Children’s Colorado, our surgeons and specialty nurses have experience in innovative surgical techniques for our patients that require surgical treatments. We also participate in research and are members of a national research consortium that aims to improve the lives of children with short bowel syndrome and intestinal failure by developing new techniques and treatments plans.