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Dedicated to Children, and Young Adults

 

Excellence with Compassion

About us

At Wake Pediatric Gastroenterology, our goal is to provide compassionate, high-quality, cost-effective, and family-centered care to children.

Pediatric Gastroenterology is a medical specialty dedicated to the care of children with digestive and nutritional conditions. Pediatric Gastroenterologist (Pediatric Gastro Specialist) takes care of children with GI conditions. This includes conditions of the:

  • esophagus (food pipe)

  • stomach

  • intestines

  • colon

  • liver

  • gallbladder

  • pancreas

 

Many GI conditions are long-term and some are lifelong. 

Their complaints

Many times children cannot explain their symptoms the way adults can. Their GI complaints can include:

  • Stomach (abdominal) pain

  • A food allergy or intolerance

  • Vomiting

  • Constipation

  • Acid reflux

  • Diarrhea

  • Bloating or gas

  • Trouble swallowing food

  • Poor weight gain or poor oral intake or weight loss

  • Bleeding from the GI system - blood in vomiting or blood in the stool

  • Abnormal GI test results/ investigations

  • And, many more...

When your child has digestive illnesses, you want the very best pediatric gastroenterologist caring for them. Dr. Kunde, at Wake Pediatric Gastroenterology, can diagnose and treat all aspects of digestive conditions.

Our philosophy

  1. We listen to children! We believe that every child provides us with clues to solve their digestive issues.

  2. We understand parents! We want to minimize medication use when possible. Parents are the final decision-makers. And, we want to be your partners in the treatment of your child.  

  3. Quality and cost-effective care without going to the hospitals: As the only independent pediatric gastroenterology practice, we are very cost-effective, while continuing to deliver quality care.

 

 

Our Comprehensive Care

Our relationship with a family starts with a personalized consultation visit in the clinic. It helps us understand their concerns, order tests if needed, and diagnose the condition. 

We provide a variety of dietary approaches to treat a condition or support digestive health. We partner with pediatric-trained dieticians who understand their needs.

Our endoscopy center provides a variety of GI procedures (endoscopy and colonoscopy), outside the hospital setting. We make these procedures very cost-effective for families. 

  • Wake Endoscopy Center

  • Clayton Endoscopy Center

  • WakeMed Hospital

In case children need hospitalization, we can admit them to pediatric hospitals or ER. We have hospital privileges at:

  • WakeMed Hospitals

  • UNC-Rex Hospital

 

Conditions We Can Treat

(the list is not comprehensive)

Food allergies and related disorders

Celiac disease and gluten intolerance

Feeding or eating issues and conditions related to poor weight gain

GI disorders related to nerves and stress or anxiety

Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD): Crohn's Disease and Colitis

Lactose intolerance and other sugar intolerances 

Acid reflux and esophageal inflammation

Colon polyps and hemorrhoids

IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome

Gall bladder and liver diseases 

Ulcers in the digestive tract

Malabsorption: lack of absorption of nutrients

GI infections and small bowel bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)

Pancreatic disorders: pancreatitis or pancreatic insufficiency

Constipation and toilet training issues

AND MANY MORE

 
PREVIOUS POSITIONS
  • Director of Pediatric Gastroenterology - WakeMed Health and Hospitals, Raleigh, NC

  • Pediatric Gastroenterologist - Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, MI

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics - Michigan State University 

BOARD CERTIFICATION 
  • American Board of Pediatrics – Pediatric Gastroenterology (2011)

  • American Board of Pediatrics – General Pediatrics (2009)

CLINICAL INTERESTS
  • General pediatric gastroenterology

  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis)

  • Food allergies related to the GI system (such as eosinophilic esophagitis or celiac disease)

  • Endoscopic procedures

EDUCATION 
  • Fellowship in Pediatric GI – Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA [2008-2011]

  • Residency in Pediatrics – Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI [2005-2008]

  • Masters in Public Health – University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL [2002-2005]

  • Medical School – University of Mumbai, India [1996-2002]

A Message from Dr. K

"Dear Parents,

Thank you for visiting Wake Pediatric GI.

I am a board-certified pediatric gastroenterologist and have been taking care of children with digestive issues since 2008. Although academic medicine and research were exciting, I soon realized that patient care is where my passion lies, and helping children and their families provide me with the greatest satisfaction. During these years of clinical experience, I understood that

  • Pediatric gastroenterologists are high in demand but their availability is mainly limited to hospitals

  • There is a high healthcare cost associated with hospitals, investigations, medications, and GI procedures

  • And most of the GI conditions can be managed in an outpatient office setting without going to hospitals

Therefore, in 2018, I decided to start 'Wake Pediatric GI' to provide exceptional, affordable, and convenient GI care to children. My goal is to be a dedicated adviser for the digestive health of children – so you can make the best decisions for your child."

Dr. Sachin Kunde, MD, MPH

 

Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Board Certified - American Board of Pediatrics

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Jessica Causey

Office Manager

Dietitian

Lead MA

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Jessica Goff

Tami

Estella

Marytza

 

Endoscopy Centers

Wake Endoscopy Center

2601 Lake Dr, #201, Raleigh, NC 27607

WakeMed Hospital

3024 New Bern Ave, #101, Raleigh, NC 27610

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