A Gastroenterologist for Children, and Young Adults
Excellence with Compassion
Why Pediatric GI
Pediatric Gastroenterology is a medical specialty dedicated to the care of children with digestive and nutritional conditions. Pediatric Gastroenterologist is a physician who takes care of children with GI conditions. This includes conditions of the:
Esophagus (food pipe)
When your child has digestive complaints, you want the very best pediatric gastroenterologist to care for them. We can help you diagnose and treat your child's GI conditions.
At Wake Pediatric Gastroenterology, 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.
Cost-effective care without going to the hospitals: As the only independent pediatric gastroenterology practice in Wake and surrounding counties, we are very cost-effective, when compared to hospital-based practices. Compare the cost of care here.
Conditions we can treat
Crohn's Disease and Colitis
Acid and Non-Acid Reflux
Motility Disorders of GI System
Gall Bladder Conditions
Failure to Thrive: Weight Issues
Gut-Brain, Nervous GI Diseases
IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Infections in the GI System
Polyps and Hemorrhoids
SIBO: bacterial overgrowth
and, many more ...
Common GI complains
Stomach or abdominal pain
Nausea, Vomiting, Acid Reflux
Constipation and Diarrhea
Eating or Swallowing Difficulty
Food Allergies and Intolerances
Poor Weight Gain or Weight Loss
Bleeding from GI System
Bloating or Gas
Abnormal Investigation or Test Result
We Offer Comprehensive Care
In case children need hospitalization, we can admit them to pediatric hospitals or ER. Dr. Kunde has hospital privileges at:
Cost Comparison with the Hospitals
(Data based on BCBS Cost Comparison Tool, 2019)
A message from Dr. K
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 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 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
American Board of Pediatrics Certified
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
American Board of Pediatrics – Pediatric Gastroenterology (2011)
American Board of Pediatrics – General Pediatrics (2009)
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)
Fellowship in Pediatric GI – Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Residency in Pediatrics – Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI
Masters in Public Health – University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
Medical School – University of Mumbai, India
Dr. K's Selected Research Publications
Gut microbial and metabolomic profiles after fecal microbiota transplantation in pediatric ulcerative colitis patients. FEMS Microbiol Ecol.
Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in the Treatment of Refractory Clostridium difficile Infection in Children - an Update, Current Opinion in Pediatrics
Guidance on preparing an investigational new drug application for fecal microbiota transplantation studies, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Safety, Tolerability, and Clinical Response after Fecal Transplantation in Children and Young Adults with Ulcerative Colitis; J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr
Rising incidence of inflammatory bowel disease in young children; what is the future holding? J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr.
Invasive intracranial pressure monitoring is a helpful adjunct in the management of cerebral edema associated with pediatric acute liver failure, Pediatr Crit Care Med
Hepatic oxidative stress in fructose-induced fatty liver is not caused by sulfur amino acid insufficiency, Nutrients
Chronic Illness – Addison’s Disease; Clinical Pediatrics
Spectrum of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Diagnostic Implications of the Proposed New Normal Range for Serum ALT in Obese Women; Hepatology