Pediatric Gastroenterology

At Carilion Clinic we take tummy-aches seriously.   Digestive problems can interfere with kids’ home, school and social life.  They can affect development and be a root cause of poor academic performance.  There can be many emotional side effects.  If your child complains of regular or chronic digestive problems, we encourage you to seek the help of one of our expert pediatric gastroenterologists, who can evaluate health concerns involving the stomach, liver, intestinal tract, digestion and nutrition.

Some specific gastroenterology concerns may include:

  • Chronic abdominal pain

  • Constipation and incontinence

  • Diarrhea

  • Feeding difficulties

  • Growth concerns

  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s ulcerative colitis)

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

  • Liver disease

  • Childhood obesity management

  • Esophageal disorders (reflux, eosinophilic esophagitis)

  • Celiac disease

You can count on Carilion to provide expert clinical evaluations, state-of-the-art technology and proven therapies. Our doctors can help with diagnosis, treatment and education regarding your child’s daily care by performing therapeutic procedures and diagnostic tests, such as:

  • Colonoscopies

  • Chronic total parenteral nutrition

  • Endoscopic polyectomy, liver, esophageal and other stomach procedures


Carilion Clinic Location Information

Pediatric Gastroenterology
Roanoke, VA

Pediatric Gastroenterology
Lynchburg, VA

Pediatric Gastroenterology
Martinsville, VA

Pediatric Gastroenterology
Lexington, VA

Pediatric Gastroenterology
Christiansburg, VA


Gastroenterologists

Richard A. Cordle M.D.
Primary Practice: Pediatric Gastroenterology

Monica Paz Garin-Laflam, M.D.
Primary Practice: Pediatric Gastroenterology

Michael H. Hart M.D.
Primary Practice: Pediatric Gastroenterology

Juan Olazagasti M.D.
Primary Practice: Pediatric Gastroenterology