Neurogastroenterology and Motility Program

The Texas Children’s Neurogastroenterology and Motility Program combines cutting-edge diagnostic tools, modern therapies, and innovate research to help children with gastrointestinal sensory or motor disorders. This program is among the largest of its kind, and receives referrals from throughout the United States and abroad.

Achieving excellence in clinical care

Motility disorders can be physically and emotionally difficult for children and their families. We strive to provide the best care possible; therefore, we utilize a multi-disciplinary approach towards patients and offer coordinated care as needed within the areas of gastroenterology, nutrition, pediatric surgery, pain management, physical therapy, guided imagery and child psychology. Learn More


In gastrointestinal motility disorders, the nerves and muscles responsible for what one feels within the gastrointestinal tract (sensory) and/or those responsible for movement of food through the gastrointestinal tract (motor) do not work well. Common symptoms may include chronic abdominal pain, abdominal distension, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, and difficulty swallowing. Pediatric specialists at Texas Children's Neurogastroenterology and Motility Program provide medical assessment, treatment and comprehensive follow-up care for a wide variety of motility disorders. Learn More


Referrals are made to the program from throughout the United States, and internationally. Children may have complex illnesses, and many are referred by other pediatric gastroenterologists for evaluation and treatment. Medical records, when available, are reviewed in advance, so that a comprehensive evaluation plan can be formulated prior to the initial clinic appointment. Learn More