Please use our e-referral site to submit a patient referral.
Pediatric Gastroenterology is a subspecialty of pediatrics focusing on patients with a range of symptoms and also procedures including upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, liver biopsy and anorectal manometry.
The Pediatric Gastroenterology team at the University of Florida is comprised of a diverse group of clinical scholars with a wide variety of clinical interests. Our program cares for patients needing general GI services, including a multidisciplinary approach for specific GI issues, such as inflammatory bowel disease, short bowel syndrome, feeding aversion, eosinophilic esophagitis and conditions that may lead to liver transplantation.
We perform diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopies, and our division has developed strong collaborations with our adult GI, pediatric surgery and radiology teams at UF Health to further advance our clinical mission.
Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinic
The Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinic at the University of Florida sees patients with a wide range of symptoms and disease processes. We take referrals from pediatricians all over Florida and surrounding Southeast, for abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, inflammatory bowel disease, and many other digestive issues. New patients are seen until the age of 21. Our clinic is located in the Shands Medical Plaza at 1549 Gale Lemerand Drive in Gainesville, FL.
Pediatric Liver Transplant Clinic
The Pediatric Liver Transplant Clinic at the University of Florida sees patients with liver and multivisceral transplants. At each transplant clinic visit the patient can meet with a dietician, social worker, physician, and transplant coordinator. This clinic is also located at the Shands Medical Plaza
The pediatric liver services at the University of Florida also offers comprehensive medical care for children with a variety of diseases:
- Biliary atresia
- Hepatitis B virus infection
- Hepatitis C virus infection
- Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
- Other metabolic disorders
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic (IBD)
The IBD Clinic is a multi-disciplinary clinic established in 2013, to help address the complex needs for children and their families navigating Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis. In this clinic, a gastroenterologist, psychologist, social worker, and dietician are available to address health concerns associated with IBD. This clinic serves the largest population of children with inflammatory bowel disease in North Central Florida and offers access to nutritional therapies, state of the art testing like wireless capsule endoscopy and MRI Enterography, and all the cutting-edge treatment options.
Our program participates in clinical research projects as well as Improve Care Now, a national quality improvement initiative for the care of children with IBD. Remission rates are improved when children are cared for at ICN-affiliated hospitals. Our center has proudly improved our remission rates greater than 80%.
Intestinal Rehabilitation Clinic
The intestinal rehabilitation clinic is a multi-disciplinary clinic, held twice a month. At each visit, a gastroenterologist, surgeon, and dietitian are available to help coordinate the care of children with intestinal failure or, or short bowel syndrome. This clinic is also at Medical Plaza
Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) Clinic
The EoE clinic is a multi-disciplinary clinic, held once a month. At each visit, a gastroenterologist, allergist, and dietitian are available to help coordinate the care of children with Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE). This clinic is also at Medical Plaza
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Clinic
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) clinic is a multi-disciplinary clinic held twice a month. At each visit, a gastroenterologist, Pulmonologist, and dietitian are available to help coordinate the care of children with Cystic Fibrosis. This clinic is also at Medical Plaza
For the convenience of our patients, we offer clinics in Ocala and Tallahassee multiple times a month.
Please contact your provider to schedule an appointment and they will determine if a telehealth visit is right for you. Our telehealth section will help you prepare for your online visit.
- UF Health Shands Hospital admissions
- Child-Life Program at UF Health
- Conditions and treatments
- Clinical Trials
UF Health Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic
Phone number:(352) 273-9350
Address:1549 Gale Lemerand Drive
Gainesville, Florida 32608