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    Pediatric Gastroenterology
    Sutter Children's Center, Sacramento

    Dr. Yinka Davies is a pediatric gastroenterologist with Sutter Children’s Center

    Gastroenterology deals with a child's ability to absorb and use food properly. When hereditary conditions, illness or congenital defects affecting the digestive system (including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, liver, gallbladder and pancreas) interfere with a child's daily life, physicians refer them to the Sutter Children's Center, Sacramento for advanced treatments. Children suffering from acute illnesses are admitted to the hospital for evaluation and treatment. When a child's condition is less serious or of a chronic nature, he or she is seen through outpatient services.

    Conditions treated include:

    To deliver proper treatment, the gastroenterology team, under the direction of a pediatric gastroenterologist, performs diagnostic testing to determine the exact cause. The team is made up of pediatric nurse practitioners, pediatric registered nurses, pediatric nutritionists, clinical social workers and pediatric rehabilitation specialists, as needed. Individualized treatment plans and ongoing monitoring of progress ensure the best possible outcome for each child. When indicated, treatment plans include pediatric nutrition services to maintain proper nourishment.

    Our Pediatric Gastroenterology Team & Referrals

    Our pediatric gastroenterologists are:

    Outpatient services provide care to children with medical conditions that require ongoing treatment, education and support. For information on our outpatient Pediatric nutrition services, visit the Pediatric Nutrition Services page or call (916) 262-9132.

    More Information

    For more information about gastroenterology-related conditions and treatments available, please visit our health information section.