Kohl’s GI Nutrition and Diagnostic Center

Kohl’s GI Nutrition and Diagnostic Center  

The Kohl’s GI Nutrition and Diagnostic Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia offers state-of-the-art endoscopic and nutrition services for infants, children and teens who require routine and advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

Our comprehensive Center — commonly referred to as the Endoscopy Suite by our clinical staff  includes endoscopy, colonoscopy, enteroscopy, ERCP, motility studies, impedance/pH probes, liver biopsies and other procedures. We provide the most advanced, innovative, safe and efficient care in a child-friendly atmosphere.

Led by Petar Mamula, MD, an expert in advanced therapeutic endoscopic procedures for children, the Center is staffed by an additional 34 attending physicians, 15 pediatric gastroenterology fellows, 11 advanced practice nurses, 25 registered nurses, and five GI technicians.

Services and procedures we offer

We provide comprehensive sedation services for children, as many of the our procedures are performed under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia and require special pre-procedure information. Learn more about your child’s visit.

To learn details about the procedures and therapies we provide, see our services. To learn more about which procedures are available near you, see our locations.

Why choose us?

The team of gastroenterologists, anesthesiologists and nurses at the Kohl's GI Nutrition and Diagnostic Center perform thousands of complex and routine endoscopic diagnostic procedures a year. Our cutting-edge endoscopic technology, including advanced high-definition optics and visualization systems, allow us to examine your child’s entire digestive tract, and determine potential treatments.

Ranked as one of the top pediatric hospitals for gastroenterology and GI surgery by U.S.News & World Report, the Kohl's GI Nutrition and Diagnostic Center at CHOP is known for its comprehensive, family-centered care for children with gastrointestinal, liver and pancreatic disorders, and for children who would benefit from nutritional intervention.

Gastroenterologists throughout the country often send pediatric patients with challenging GI issues to CHOP for advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and imaging.

Contact us

To learn more or request an appointment, call 215-590-3326.


Reviewed by: Petar Mamula, MD
Date: May 2014

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