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Pediatric Anorectal Continence Evaluation Program (PACE)

The Pediatric Anorectal Continence Evaluation Program (PACE) at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is a comprehensive treatment program for children with bowel management needs related to:

These diseases are generally diagnosed at birth and repaired surgically in infancy. Despite surgical correction, a child may still need assistance with bowel management.

Program goal

Our goal is to work with the both the child and family to provide a successful bowel management program in the years following surgery so that each child may lead a normal, healthy life. We treat more than 300 patients annually.

The degree to which medications, diet, activity and lifestyle changes are required depends on the underlying diagnosis, associated anomalies and overall lifestyle.

Services for patients and families

This program's multidisciplinary team:

Benefits to referring physicians

The team works with primary care providers to offer appropriate bowel management strategies. Our program:

Our team

All of Children's Hospital's physicians are faculty members of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Our team includes:

Make an appointment

To schedule an appointment, call 215-590-8846. For questions, email pace@email.chop.edu.

The PACE program is located on the 5th floor of the Richard D. Wood Pediatric Ambulatory Care Center at the CHOP Main Campus, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard in Philadelphia.

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