Suzi and Scott Lustgarten Center for GI Motility Patient Stories

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Gastroparesis: Arlene's Story

Arlene Patient Story

Arlene couldn’t eat. CHOP doctors unraveled her complex medical history to find a solution that worked for her.

Gastroparesis: Madison’s Story

Madison (right) with Sophia

CHOP’s doctors listened carefully, and a gastroparesis patient who was once sidelined by pain and anxiety is now running long-distance races.

Encopresis: Brayden's Story

Braden Canoeing

Brayden struggled with severe constipation and encopresis for years before he got treatment to manage his condition at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Gastroparesis: Akil's Story

Akil smiling

After severe GI symptoms hospitalized 13-year-old Akil, motility experts at CHOP diagnosed him and developed an individualized treatment plan.

Motility Disorder: Arianna’s Story

Arianna sitting at CHOP

Arianna, 21, has been treated her entire life for Down syndrome (trisomy 21), autism and motility disorders. Her medical team at CHOP has worked closely with her family to effectively treat her motility disorder to bring her comfort.

Gastroparesis: Ashley’s Story

Ashley smiling outside

Ashley, 18, has her gastroparesis under control and the energy to enjoy her passions, thanks to the Suzi and Scott Lustgarten Center for GI Motility.

Motility Disorder: Harrison’s Story

Harrison standing outside

Harrison, 14, suffered from digestive problems his entire life. Treatment from the Lustgarten Center for GI Motility has his digestive system working normally.