Pediatric Gastroenterology


Dr. Robert Simek serves as UMC's Pediatric Gastroenterologist. He specializes in preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions related to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This includes the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, pancreas and liver.

Dr. Simek provides full-service general gastroenterology to your little ones, from premature babies to late-adolescents. This includes nutrition and hepatology (diseases that affect the pancreas and liver), as well. He enjoys working with children each day and helping parents care for them, too.

Some of the pediatric gastroenterology services offered by Dr. Simek include:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Capsule endoscopy (“pill cam”)
  • Celiac disease
  • Colic
  • Constipation
  • Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
  • Diarrhea
  • Encopresis (stool accidents)
  • Failure to thrive
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Food allergy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Immune-mediated conditions of the gut
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • Irritable Bowal Syndrome (IBS)
  • Jaundice
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Malabsorption
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pediatric Endoscopy
  • Placement of feeding tubes and ongoing care
  • Problems swallowing (Dysphagia)
  • Upper endoscopy (EGD)
  • Weight loss

Your child will thrive after being cared for by our pediatric gastroenterology team. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you have. You can rest assured they will be given the very best care.

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