Gastroenterology

Digestion and gastrointestinal (GI) problems affect children and adults alike. Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health Gastroenterology team is trained to treat and diagnose even the most complex gastrointestinal issues, and will work together with you to establish a treatment plan or diet to help your child feel better.

Your child's pediatrician may refer your child to a pediatric gastroenterologist to identify and treat digestive tract problems. Pediatric gastroenterologists have the expertise your child needs if they suffer from digestive system, liver, or nutritional problems.

Diagnoses and Treatment

  • Abdominal pain
  • Anorectal manometry
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Encopresis
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Esophageal manometry
  • Food allergies
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Liver disease
  • Malnutrition and Obesity
  • Pancreatic disease
  • PH/Impedance studies
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Vomiting

Procedures Performed:

  • Upper endoscopy
  • Lower endoscopy
  • Dilation
  • Hydrogen methane breath test
  • Liver biopsy
  • Argon plasma coagulation
  • Hemostasis
  • Polypectomy

Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health Gastroenterology
7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 502
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(225) 765-6834

J. Brannon Alberty, MD

Ghanim Aljomah, MD

Meredith C. Hitch, MD

Elizabeth M. McDonough, MD

Patrice Tyson, MD


Pediatric Specialty Clinic – Lafayette

5000 Ambassador Caffery Parkway, Suite 101
Lafayette, LA 70508
(225) 765-6834

Ghanim Aljomah, MD


Pediatric Specialty Clinic — Hammond

15800 Professional Plaza Club Deluxe Rd.,
Hammond, LA 70401
(225) 765-6834

Patrice Tyson, MD


Pediatric Specialty Clinic - Monroe
2600 Tower Drive, Suite 215
Monroe, LA 71201
(225) 765-6834

Meredith C. Hitch, MD


Additional Resources

Why You May Not Need to Be Gluten Free

6 Ways to Teach Your Child About Sugar

Tackling the Gut Glut

Diagnosing Difficult Digestive Disorders