Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
Pediatric Gastroenterology cares for more than 70 patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Headed by Dr. Navarro, we are sponsored by McGovern Medical School Department of Pediatrics and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital to be members of the national consortium Improve Care Now to further develop and improve the quality of care of these patients.
The prevalence of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is increasing and the gastroenterology (GI) program at the University of Texas McGovern medical school at Houston is adapting to match this need through the partnership and cooperation with Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.
All of our GI providers take care of patients with this condition. The care for these patients is distributed throughout the city. We have satellite clinics in Katy, Memorial City, Sugarland, Clearlake as well as the Woodlands in addition to our main campus in the Texas Medical Center.
We partner with our patients and parents from the time of diagnosis through the time to transition to adult GI care . Our team knows that patients with IBD need to be followed closely given the nature of this condition.
Our team is committed to the improvement of the remission rate of our patients with IBD. Our program is part of the Improve Care Now (ICN) network which focuses on ongoing improvement in the delivery of care of patients with IBD. As part of the ICN network, our program follows the ICN guidelines of the IBD model of care for ICN and utilizes ICN tools such as pre-visit planning as well as population management to better assist the patients we serve.
We are also involved in the testing of adjunctive therapies such as bovine immunoglobulin (Enteragam) which may impact the nutrition as well as the disease activity of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. In addition, we will soon start participating in the trial for use of Certolizumab Pegol in the treatment of pediatric Crohn’s disease.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program – Memorial Hermann Children’s Hospital
6411 Fannin Street
Houston, Texas 77030
For Appointments or Nurse, please call: (713) 704-2161