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Conditions Treated

Providing care to children with diseases and disorders of the digestive system.


  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Dyspepsia (indigestion)
  • GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Diarrhea
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Celiac disease (intestinal malabsorption)
  • Short gut syndrome
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Eosinophilic disorders
  • Malabsorptive disorders
  • Failure to thrive
  • Constipation/Hirschsprung's disease
  • Encopresis (a bowel movement disorder)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Feeding disorders/swallow dysfunction
  • Total parenteral nutrition

Gastrointestinal Motility Program

The Gastrointestinal Motility Program at Cook Children's is one of the first pediatric motility programs in the southern United States. The program, led by Bankole Osuntokun M.D., evaluates a wide variety of disorders resulting from abnormal motility including:

  • Achalasia
  • Constipation and encopresis
  • Delayed gastric emptying
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Functional abdominal pain
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Hirschsprung's disease
  • Intestinal pseudo-obstruction
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Problems following fundoplication
  • Dumping syndrome
  • Postoperative problems following GI surgery
  • Imperforate anus
  • Myelomeningocele and other neurologic conditions that lead to fecal incontinence and constipation
  • Atypical symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux, intractable nausea and vomiting
  • Tracheo-esophageal fistula

Other programs

Cook Children's also offers a constipation management program and therapeutic endoscopy, including pyloric balloon dilation for delayed gastric emptying or gastric outlet obstruction.

  • Esophageal impedance/pH study
  • Hydrogen breath test
  • Video capsule endoscopy
  • Inpatient, outpatient and emergency procedures
  • Nutrition support

We're here to help.

If your child has been diagnosed, you probably have lots of questions. We can help. If you would like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff, please call our offices at 682-885-1990.