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Short Bowel Syndrome

Pediatric short bowel syndrome is the most common cause of intestinal failure in children. It happens when half or more of the small intestine is missing. At 鶹ýƵվ, our team of specialists work together to combine the latest surgical approaches with nutritional expertise to help kids with short bowel syndrome (also known as “short gut syndrome”). We provide coordinated, family-centered care that’s focused on relieving short bowel symptoms, restoring bowel function, and helping your child be as healthy and independent as possible.

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Short Bowel Syndrome

Pediatric short bowel syndrome is the most common cause of intestinal failure in children. It happens when half or more of the small intestine is missing. At 鶹ýƵվ, our team of specialists work together to combine the latest surgical approaches with nutritional expertise to help kids with short bowel syndrome (also known as “short gut syndrome”). We provide coordinated, family-centered care that’s focused on relieving short bowel symptoms, restoring bowel function, and helping your child be as healthy and independent as possible.

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Short Bowel Syndrome

Why Choose Us

At Nemours, we do everything in our power to help your child gain maximum independence. Your child’s top-notch short bowel care team, depending on the location you visit and your child’s condition, may include:

We all work together to evaluate your child, address their nutritional needs, diagnose what’s causing short bowel syndrome, and develop a treatment plan specific to your child. And we’re here for your family for the long run — providing full-service clinical care, as well as compassionate support and help in finding community resources to help your child grow up healthy.

Regional Care Highlights

Delaware Valley Highlights

Delaware/Greater Philadelphia

We offer short bowel syndrome care at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware (Wilmington, Del.).

  • , right across from our campus, for an affordable home away from home during long hospital stays

Florida Highlights

Central Florida

We offer short bowel syndrome care at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Florida in Orlando.

  • The premier multispecialty center in the Southeast for short bowel syndrome and pediatric intestinal failure care
  • Team at the forefront of short gut syndrome innovation and treatment, with pediatric general surgeons that are among few in the country who perform the innovative serial transverse enteroplasty (STEP) technique for short bowel syndrome. And one of our care team members literally helped write the book on parenteral and enteral nutrition (intravenous and tube feeding) and nutritional management for children with chronic and complex medical conditions.
  • on campus, for an affordable home away from home during long hospital stays

Northeast Florida

We offer short bowel syndrome care at 鶹ýƵվ, Jacksonville (working with Wolfson Children’s Hospital). The is also nearby for an affordable home away from home during long hospital stays.

Find Care at Nemours

We have many pediatric specialists and locations — find the care closest to you: