Pediatric Colorectal Program

The Pediatric Colorectal Program (formerly called the PACE Program) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and long-term management of children with colorectal conditions and anorectal continence issues such as anorectal malformations, cloacal malformations and other pelvic anomalies, Hirschsprung’s disease, constipation and fecal incontinence.

Our multidisciplinary team consists of leading specialists in pediatric colorectal surgery, gastroenterology, urology, and nutrition who understand the unique challenges faced by children with colorectal conditions and their families. Our mission is to provide our patients with the type and level of care they need to achieve excellent clinical outcomes and improve their quality of life.

Anal Atresia, Imperforate Anus and Other Anorectal Malformations: A Team Approach to Care

Why Choose Us?

Learn more about our experience managing the care of children with bowel management needs and why you should consider CHOP's Pediatric Colorectal Program for your child's care.

Conditions We Treat

We treat children with long-term bowel management needs associated with a variety of conditions, including anorectal malformations or imperforate anus, Hirschsprung's disease, spina bifida, pelvic anomalies such as cloacal malformations, vaginal anomalies, pelvic injuries and more.

Our Team

The Pediatric Colorectal Program’s multidisciplinary team brings together experts in pediatric general surgery, gastroenterology, and other subspecialists your child might need to provide streamlined, coordinated care that meets your child’s unique bowel management needs.


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