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Pediatric Dysphagia

Key Points about Dysphagia in Children


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is dysphagia and what causes it?

Which children are at risk for dysphagia?

What are the complications of dysphagia?

When should I call my child's healthcare provider?

How is dysphagia diagnosed?

What are the symptoms of dysphagia?

How is dysphagia treated?

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Gastrointestinal Motility Treatment at Children's National Hospital

Children’s National is one of the few pediatric centers in the country to offer specialized care for motility and functional gastrointestinal disorders impacting your child’s digestive tract. Discover more about the treatment we offer.

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Meet the Providers Who Treat Dysphagia

Departments that Treat Dysphagia

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Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Our gastroenterology experts provide expert diagnosis and treatments for children with digestive, liver and nutrition disorders.

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Comprehensive Motility Program

The Motility Program works to help treat a number of motility issues impacting your child's digestive tract, including abdominal pain, aspirating, constipation and incontinence. Learn more about our Comprehensive Motility Program.

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Pediatric Aerodigestive Clinic

Our Aerodigestive Clinic provide specialized care for children with airway problems and feeding disorders.