GI photograph with Dr. Glaser

Children's Health Service Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology

Director: Andrea M. Glaser MD

The specialty of Pediatric Gastroenterology helps children with disorders of the digestive system including recurrent abdominal pain, reflux, feeding disorders, liver disease, constipation, and vomiting. 

  • We care for your child and can perform many procedures,usually with the help of anesthesia, including endoscopy, esophageal pH-impedance probe testing, colonoscopy, breath hydrogen analysis, percutaneous gastrostomy placement, polyp removal and foreign body removal.
  • We provide inpatient consults for children admitted to the John Sealy Children’s Hospital. 
  • We work closely with other hospital and clinic staff including nutrition, social work, counselors, as well as endoscopy staff to provide well rounded, patient centered care for your child. 
  • We are actively involved in resident and medical student education regarding the digestive system of children from birth through adolescence. 
  • In partnership with the specialty of Pediatric Surgery we offer Tough and Tiny, a Children’s weight Loss clinic.  Children from 3-11 years of age with a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than the 95th percentile take part in structured fitness activities.  The program also provides nutrition education to parents, guardians and caregivers.  All eligible participants must receive a referral from a UTMB provider. 

 

People

  • A Glaser Andrea MD


    Andrea Glaser, MD
    Assistant Professor, Director Gastroenterology
  • Y Do, Felice

    Felice-Do
    Felice Do
    Nurse Clinician
  • Y Mathew, Sonia

    Sonia-Mathew
    Sonia Mathew MSN, FNP-C
    Pediatric Specialist
  • Y Perez, Luis

    Luis Perez
    Luis Perez
    Pediatric Endoscopy Coordinator
FOR APPOINTMENTS, REFILLS OR QUESTIONS - CALL 888-886-2543

Locations

400 Harborside Drive Suite 103
Phone: (409) 772-3695 or toll free (888) 886-2543
Referral Fax: (409) 772-3680

Clinic Hours
M–F: 8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
Specialty Care Clinic only - 1st and 3rd Saturdays 8:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.

This clinic provides both Primary Care and Specialty Care services to children and youth from birth through 21 years of age. In addition to general pediatric care, we provide services for: We also offer:
  • Opportunities to participate in cutting edge clinical trials
  • Studies of new vaccines
  • Literacy promotion through Reach Out and Read and Island Pedi Book Club
  • Faculty working on the forefront of primary care innovation
  • Treatment and prevention strategies using the newest practice guidelines
  • Close collaboration with a broad spectrum of specialists and therapists ensuring high level of care
  • Academic environment ensuring the most up-to-date diagnostic and evaluation tools
  • Providing patients with newest vaccines and vaccine information to assist in keeping their children healthy
2785 Gulf Freeway South, Suite 2.200 (second floor)
M–F: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.;
(409) 772-3695 or (888) 886-2543  
Referral Fax (409) 772-3680

This clinic provides both Primary Care and Specialty Care services to children and youth from birth through 21 years of age. All services are provided in a family-centered setting with specialized education and support to optimize care and outcomes.
This clinic is a state-of-the-art facility. Faculty and resident pediatricians are present in this location, providing care for infants and children from the newborn period through adolescence. As in our other locations (Island Pediatrics East and West), there are opportunities for families to participate in clinical studies, including those for vaccines.

If you are interested in receiving your pediatric health care services at this mainland location instead of one of our island based clinics, please let us know when you call.

Services:
 Also:
  • Breast feeding education
  • Clinical trial opportunities
  • Gynecological examination
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
 
nurse_boy-with-cowboy-hat-in-bed301 8th St, Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 772-1011
Open 24 hours

The UTMB Children’s Hospital in Galveston offers leading edge knowledge and over 120 years of experience in one of the finest academic settings in the nation. The fully redesigned hospital and child life program reflects an attention to all the details that matter to children, offering the whimsy and serenity of an ocean/island design along with many special spaces for toddlers, older children and teenagers to play, relax, unwind and spend time with family members. UTMB Health offers advanced general inpatient care for ill children, as well as specialty inpatient care for children with serious medical conditions. Our pediatric hospitalists, attending faculty physicians, nurses, residents, students and staff provide state-of-the-art clinical care and the emotional support that is essential during a hospital stay. Our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) offers critical care services for infants, children and adolescents with severe illnesses or injuries. We can arrange emergency helicopter transport when needed to serve the most seriously ill children in our region.
More on the Children's Hospital
Part of John Sealy Hospital
301 8th St, Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 772-1011
Open 24 hours, call for visiting hours

Pediatric Critical Care is responsible for the evaluation and management of critically ill newborns, infants, children and adolescents with medical or surgical problems.

We have outstanding physicians ready to provide the highest standard of care using the latest innovations and research available.