Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Resources
Crohn’s Disease and Your Teen’s Health and Well-Being
Crohn’s disease can take an emotional and physical toll, especially on adolescents. Learn how to help your teen take control of their health and well-being.
Cross Contamination Prevention in Celiac Disease
Janel Steinhoff, RDN, offers practical tips to avoid cross contamination of gluten-containing and gluten-free products to best protect people with celiac disease.
How to Give a Subcutaneous Injection Using a Pen
This video from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) demonstrates how IBD patients can give a subcutaneous injection using a pen.
How to Give a Subcutaneous Injection Using a Pre-Filled Syringe
This video from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) demonstrates how IBD patients can give a subcutaneous injection using a pre-filled syringe.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Children and Teenagers
This video shares the story of three patients who receive care at the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
Label Reading for Gluten
Kara Fiegenbaum, RD, of CHOP's Center for Celiac Disease, offers tips to help families read food labels and avoid products containing gluten.
Stay Connected to the GI Division
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Video: Celiac Disease and Gluten Disorders in Children
Watch this video to learn more about the differences between various gluten-related disorders, including celiac disease, wheat allergies, and non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
What is a Pediatric GI Psychologist?
In this brief educational video, CHOP Pediatric GI Psychologists answer frequent asked questions about their services and role on the GI healthcare team.
Food as Medicine
Find anti-inflammatory recipes developed by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Drexel University.
Integrative Health Therapies
Acupressure and Acupressure Bands and Seeds
This resource from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) describes acupressure, its benefits and how it can be used as part of a treatment plan to relieve a variety of symptoms.
Guided Relaxation for Kids
Watch this video to learn relaxation tips and techniques for children.
This resource from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) offers information about massage therapy and how they can be used as part of a treatment plan to support relaxation and healing.
For Parents and Caregivers
American Gastroenterological Association
AGA includes more than 16,000 members from around the globe who are involved in all aspects of the science, practice and advancement of gastroenterology.
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN)
NASPGHAN strives to improve the care of infants, children and adolescents with digestive disorders by promoting advances in clinical care, research and education.
Patient Family Education
Preparing Your Child for Their Colonoscopy
This short animation will help you and your child prepare for your upcoming colonoscopy visit with CHOP. It will help your child know what to expect on the day of their appointment, who and what they will see, and what will happen before, during, and after their visit.
Preparing Your Child for Their Endoscopy
This short animation will help you and your child prepare for your upcoming endoscopy visit with CHOP. It will help your child know what to expect on the day of their appointment, who and what they will see, and what will happen before, during, and after their visit.
Preparing Your Child for Their Endoscopy and Colonoscopy
This short animation will help you and your child prepare for your upcoming endoscopy and colonoscopy visit with CHOP. It will help your child know what to expect on the day of their appointment, who and what they will see, and what will happen before, during, and after their visit.
Camp Oasis was established by the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation to enrich the lives of children with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
Guided Relaxation Exercises
These guided videos and audio recordings can help create a more peaceful and restful state of mind for parents, caregivers, and adolescent/young adult patients.
Bowel Sounds: The Pediatric GI Podcast
In this episode of Bowel Sounds, hosts Drs. Temara Hajjat and Peter Lu talk to Dr. Judith Kelsen about the presentation, evaluation, and management of children with very early onset inflammatory bowel disease (VEO-IBD).
IBD Screening in Primary Care
Pediatric gastroenterologist Betsy Maxwell, MD, MS, talks about the theories as to why IBD is on the rise in children, including an overlap between genetic factors, the immune system, the microbiome, and environmental triggers.
For Children and Teens
GIKids provides easy to understand information about the treatment and management of these pediatric digestive conditions for children and parents.
Patient and Visitors Health Resources
Whether you’re visiting the Hospital for a single outpatient appointment or planning on an extended inpatient stay, these services and resources can help you navigate your child’s healthcare journey.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.
Support and Education Groups
I-SIT Group: Support for Patients and Families
I-SIT is a behavioral health group intervention for children (ages 5-9) diagnosed with functional constipation and fecal incontinence, and their parents.
IBD Child, Adolescent and Family Support Group
We welcome children, adolescents and families to join us to discuss their concerns and the emotional challenges of living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
Motility Support Groups
Children, adolescents and their families are invited to ongoing support groups to discuss challenges facing kids with motility disorders. Sessions are led by CHOP gastroenterologists, psychologists and staff from the Suzi and Scott Lustgarten Center for GI Motility. Topics vary per support group.
Transition Tips for Young Adults
Moving On: Transitioning to Adulthood with a Chronic Illness
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has many programs and tools to help patients transition to adult life and healthcare beyond CHOP.
How Anorectal Manometry Is Performed
In this video for parents and caregivers, you'll learn about prep instructions for an anorectal manometry exam, what to expect during the procedure and what your child will need to do during the test.
How Esophageal Manometry Is Performed
Esophageal manometry is a procedure that measures pressure, sensation and coordination of the esophageal muscles. In this video for parents and caregivers, you'll learn about what you and your child can expect during this procedure and watch as it's performed on a medical mannequin
How to Administer High-volume Colonic Enemas
Learn how to administer high-volume colonic enemas from an expert at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
How to Give an Enema to a Child
Learn how to administer a saline, mineral oil or Bisacodyl enema to a child. This video offers parents and caregivers step-by-step instructions.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
The AAP is committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
AASLD is the leading organization of scientists and healthcare professionals committed to preventing and curing liver disease.
American Liver Foundation
ALF is a national, nonprofit health agency dedicated to preventing, treating and curing liver diseases through research, education and support groups.
American Society of Transplantation (AST)
AST is an organization of transplant professionals dedicated to research, education, advocacy and patient care in transplantation science and medicine.
Celiac Disease Foundation
The Celiac Disease Foundation is a non-profit, public benefit corporation dedicated to providing services and support regarding celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC is dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury and disability.
International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
IFFGD's website provides information about digestive disorders in adults and children, including signs and symptoms, what’s causing the discomfort and how to feel better.
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
NDDIC provides information about digestive diseases, statistics, research and more, from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
NIDDK is a branch of the National Institutes of Health that offers health and research information about a variety of digestive diseases that can affect the liver.