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A Gastroenterologist Dedicated to Children

 

Excellence with Compassion

About us

Pediatric Gastroenterology (or Pediatric GI or Peds GI) is a medical specialty dedicated to the care of children with digestive and nutritional conditions. A Pediatric Gastroenterologist (Kids GI doctor) takes care of children (0-18 years of age) with GI conditions. This includes conditions of the esophagus (food pipe), stomach, intestines, colon, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas in children. Many GI conditions are long-term and some are lifelong. 

Philosophy

We are the only independent pediatric gastroenterology practice in the Wake and surrounding counties.  Our goal is to provide compassionate, high-quality, cost-effective, and family-centered care to children.

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

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.   

Why Pediatric GI?

Because 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.

 

Office Visits and Consults

Gastrointestinal Procedures

Diet and Nutrition

Hospital Inpatient Care

Conditions We Treat (but not limited to)

  • Food allergies causing GI conditions– such as Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • Recurrent Clostridium Difficile (C. difficile or C-Diff ) Infection

  • Abdominal (stomach) Pain

  • Failure to thrive, loss of weight, poor weight gain

  • Diarrhea

  • Constipation and Encopresis (stool accidents or leaking)

  • Vomiting

  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding

  • Blood in Stool

  • Liver Diseases, Abnormal Liver Enzymes, Jaundice

  • Gallbladder Diseases

  • Pancreatitis

  • Reflux (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease – GERD or acid reflux)

  • Difficulty Swallowing (dysphagia)

  • Esophagitis – inflammation of food pipe or esophagus

  • Lactose Intolerance

  • Intestinal Polyps

  • H. Pylori Infection

  • Celiac Disease and other Gluten-Related Disorders

  • Malabsorption

  • Stomach Ulcers

  • Short Bowel or Short Gut Syndrome

  • Gastrointestinal Manifestations of Cystic Fibrosis

  • Gastroparesis

  • Abdominal Migraine

  • Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome

and many more...

 
 
 
 

Gastrointestinal Procedures

Endoscopies: Endoscopy means a visual examination of the GI system using a flexible fiberoptic camera, while the patient is sedated. This also includes a collection of biopsies (tiny tissue samples) to examine under a microscope.

  • Upper endoscopy or EGD (Esophago-Gastro-Duodenoscopy) – examination of upper GI tract

  • Colonoscopy – examination of the lower GI tract

  • Wireless video capsule for the assessment of deep small bowel diseases

  • Ph probe testing for acid reflux

Procedure center locations:

Wake Endoscopy Center - Raleigh, NC

UNC Children's Hospital - UNC-Chapel Hill, NC

WakeMed Hospital - Raleigh, NC

Clayton Endoscopy Center - Clayton, NC

Diet and Nutrition

  • We understand the importance of a healthy diet to maintain a healthy digestive system.

  • We offer comprehensive dietary support to our families. We collaborate with pediatric trained registered dietitians from New Leaf Nutrition. Dr. Kunde works closely with their team and has trained these dietitians for specific pediatric GI conditions. 

  • Visit our nutrition page for more information

Hospital (in-patient) Care

As a private gastroenterologist, Dr. Kunde has privileges at multiple hospitals. He works closely with physicians at WakeMed, UNC, and REX hospital systems. This is helpful in coordinating the care if children need another pediatric specialist or require inpatient hospital admission.

Dr. Kunde has hospital privileges at:

  • WakeMed Hospital

  • UNC-REX Hospital

 

A Message From Dr. Kunde

Sachin Kunde, MD, MPH

Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Board Certified

"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 provides me 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."

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
  • 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]

Jessica Causey

Office Manager

Jessica Goff

Dietitian

Tami

Lead MA

Estella

MA

Marytza

MA

 

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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