Children's Hospital Colorado

Pediatric Gastroenterology

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About the General Gastroenterology Program

The General Gastroenterology Program within the Digestive Health Institute provides care to children with a broad range of digestive diseases. Our multidisciplinary team strives to deliver family-centered care and includes dedicated physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, dietitians and social workers.

Why choose Children’s Colorado for pediatric gastroenterology?

Children’s Colorado combines expertise in pediatric gastroenterology with advanced diagnostic and therapeutic technologies to provide outstanding care of children with digestive problems. Pediatric gastroenterologists from our hospital hold clinics in several locations across the front range of Colorado.

Specific conditions we treat

Services offered

Clinical services:

Procedure services:

  • Breath hydrogen analyses
  • Capsule video endoscopy
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiography and pancreatography (ERCP)
  • Esophageal pH/Impedance testing
  • Fecal microbiota transplantation
  • Gastrointestinal motility testing
  • Liver biopsy
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy and jejunostomy tube placement and management
  • Stricture dilation and injection
  • Unsedated transnasal esophagoscopy
  • Upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy

Get to know our pediatric experts.

Stephanie Petersburg, PA

Stephanie Petersburg, PA

Physician Assistant

Glenn Furuta, MD

Glenn Furuta, MD

Gastroenterology - Pediatric

Joel Friedlander, DO

Joel Friedlander, DO

Gastroenterology - Pediatric

Shikha Sundaram, MD

Shikha Sundaram, MD

Gastroenterology - Pediatric

Children's Colorado in the news

U.S. News & World Report

General Gastroenterology Program ranked no. 1 in the nation

June 18, 2020

U.S. News & World Report recognized our success in treating digestive disorders, including liver transplant survival, use of non-invasive procedures, patient volume and prevention of ICU infections. These elements led to our top national ranking.