Gastroenterology and Liver Clinic

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The gastroenterology and nutrition department provides evaluation and diagnosis for infants, children and adolescents with disease involving the esophagus, stomach, intestines, pancreas and liver. In addition to providing inpatient and outpatient services, the department also conducts research in the areas of nutrition support, GI motility studies and diseases of the liver and gastrointestinal tract. Our nutrition support service complements the treatment of gastrointestinal disease by providing comprehensive nutrition assessments and recommendations. The nutrition support service supervises intravenous and oral feedings for patients at Dayton Children's.

Starting November 2011 Dayton Children's will offer a new liver clinic in collaboration with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and William Balistreri, MD. Dr. Balistreri is the medical director for the pediatric liver care center at Cincinnati Children's and is certified in pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition.

Phone. 937-641-3090
Fax. 937-641-5315

James Rick, MD, interim medical director

Diagnoses or Conditions Treated

  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Constipation
  • Esophageal reflux and vomiting
  • Failure to thrive
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Hepatitis
  • Eating disorders
  • Short gut

Services Available

  • Evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for disease involving the esophagus, stomach, intestines, pancreas and liver
  • Nutrition support


  • Dayton Children's
    • Monday - Friday
  • Specialty Care Center- Warren County
    • Every Tuesday  
  • Lima
    • First and third Friday of each month
  • Specialty Care Center- Springfield
    • Every Thursday

Liver Clinic

  • Dayton Children's
    • Second Monday afternoon of each month

Referral Process

Phone: 937-641-4000
Fax: 937-641-4500

Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 7:00 pm


Related to : Gastroenterology.


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