Pediatric Gastroenterology Services
Intestinal Rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary therapy used to manage intestinal failure to avoid and decrease the need for parenteral (intravenous) nutrition to optimize bowel absorptive capacity to achieve enteral autonomy.
|• Endoscopy & Colonoscopy||• Irritable Bowel Disease|
|• Food Allergies||• Motility Disorders|
|• General Gastrointestinal Disorders||• Pediatric Obesity|
|• Hepatology||• Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS)|
Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS)
Short Bowel Syndrome, sometimes referred to as intestinal failure, is a condition in which the body is unable to absorb enough nutrients from food caused by a functional defect in the small intestine. Short Bowel Syndrome typically occurs when portions of the small intestine are missing, damaged at birth or surgically removed.
The main symptom of Short Bowel Syndrome is diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration, malnutrition and weight loss. Other signs and symptoms may include bloating, fatigue, vomiting, and weakness. Treatment of Short Bowel Syndrome involves nutritional support such as a customized diet, parenteral (intravenous) nutrition and nutritional supplements.
The Florida Intestinal Rehabilitation Support and Treatment (F.I.R.S.T.) Program at Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital specializes in treating Short Bowel Syndrome through a multidisciplinary approach focused on customized nutrition that could decrease the need for parenteral (intravenous) nutrition and, possibly, transplantation.
As Program Director for pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition, Debora Duro, MD, specializes in nutritional support. Her goal is to create an individual treatment plan for each child to help optimize bowel adaptation and achieve enteral autonomy while providing improved quality of life for patients and their families.
If you have additional questions and would like to speak with Dr. Duro's office directly, please call 954.712.6623.
The Multidisciplinary Pediatric Obesity Clinic offers patients an individualized treatment program developed by an expert team of pediatric gastroenterologists, pediatric endocrinologists, dietitians, psychologists and exercise physiologists.
Patients receive the resources needed to help children and their families successfully manage the complexities of obesity and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
The Clinic offers a comprehensive approach to diagnosing and treating obese children and adolescents through medical, psychological and nutritional evaluations – all in one appointment.
- Patients require a referral from their pediatrician to a pediatric gastroenterologist and a pediatric endocrinologist.
- Flat rates are available.
- Some insurance plans may cover services.
For additional questions, including insurance and rate information, please call 954.712.6623.