Which specialist consultations are recommended in the treatment of pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?

Updated: Mar 14, 2019
  • Author: Steven M Schwarz, MD, FAAP, FACN, AGAF; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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In addition to pediatric gastroenterologic referral, pulmonary consultation may be required so that respiratory complications can be comanaged. Surgical consultation may be required if medical treatment is not successful.

The diagram below presents a diagnostic and therapeutic algorithm to aid in the evaluation and management of gastroesophageal reflux.

Algorithm for evaluation and "step-up" management Algorithm for evaluation and "step-up" management of gastroesophageal reflux (GER).

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