Suzi and Scott Lustgarten Center for GI Motility Patient Stories
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Neuropathic Intestinal Dysmotility: Liyana’s Story
Liyana spent her first year in and out of hospitals as doctors tried to identify and treat her GI motility issue. Her family found answers, hope and healing at CHOP.
VACTERL Association: Olivia’s Story
Diagnosed with VACTERL Association, Olivia found improved care and treatment at CHOP’s Suzi and Scott Lustgarten Center for GI Motility.
Rumination Syndrome: Alicia’s Story
Teen makes full recovery from rumination syndrome, thanks to CHOP’s guidance and her positive attitude.
Gastroparesis: Catherine’s Story
After years of mysterious GI symptoms, Catherine now has a diagnosis, successful treatment and has started a burgeoning new career as a chef.
Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-obstruction: Hannah’s Story
Hannah is determined not to let having chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction – or the colostomy pouch she must wear — keep her from a future in nursing.
Gastroparesis: Arlene's Story
Arlene couldn’t eat. CHOP doctors unraveled her complex medical history to find a solution that worked for her.
Gastroparesis: Madison’s Story
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
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
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, 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.