In addition to a physical exam and complete health history, your child’s appointment at the Very Early Onset IBD Clinic will include genetic and immunologic evaluation and testing. Some patients, when appropriate, will also undergo a colonoscopy or endoscopy. Both procedures help us diagnose VEO-IBD and take a better look at your child’s digestive tract.
These procedures are performed in the Kohl's GI Nutrition and Diagnostic Center at CHOP, where our team of gastroenterologists, anesthesiologists and nurses performs thousands of complex and routine endoscopic diagnostic procedures a year. Gastroenterologists throughout the country often send infants and children with challenging GI issues to CHOP for advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and imaging.