Bevan Gastroenterology Motility Program Large

Gastroenterology Motility Program at CHKD

Author: Herbert Bevan, MD
Published Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The pediatric neurogastroenterology program at CHKD is currently accepting referrals for manometry studies.

Manometry measures intraluminal pressure within the gastrointestinal tract to assess digestive motility. Using specialized catheters lined with high-resolution sensors, we are able to measure the function and movement of the digestive tract. We also offer simultaneous antroduodenal and colonic manometry, which involves endoscopic placement of the motility catheters in the stomach, small intestine and colon with one anesthesia and one hospital admission.

With this technology, we can diagnose motility disorders that lead to malnutrition, feeding intolerance, severe refractory constipation and debilitating abdominal pain.  

For urgent consultations, providers may call Doctor's Direct at (757) 668-9999.

For non-urgent referrals, providers may call (757) 668-7240. While no prior work-up is needed, please fax the results of any relevant prior tests to us, along with office notes and growth charts that are not accessible through CHKD's Electronic Health Records (EHR). Our fax number is (757) 668-7721.

Families who wish to schedule an appointment should call (757) 668-7240.

Some motility testing requires an inpatient admission. Initial outpatient appointments and follow-ups are offered at the following locations: CHKD's main hospital, CHKD Health and Surgery Center at Concert Drive, CHKD Health Center at Oakbrooke, CHKD Health Center at Harbour View North and CHKD Health and Surgery Center at Oyster Point.

Dr. Orhan Atay shares more in this parenting segment on WVEC-13NewsNow.

About Herbert Bevan, MD

Prior to joining the physician liaison staff, Bevan was a practicing hematologist and oncologist at CHKD for 28 years and served a two-year term as president of the CHKD professional staff in 2014-15. Dr. Bevan received "Top Doc" designation from Coastal Virginia Magazine in 2016 in his final year with CHKD's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. A Kansas native and University of Kansas graduate, Dr. Bevan earned his medical degree from Washington University and completed his residency and fellowships at San Diego Naval Hospital. He joined CHKD after a nine-year stint in the U.S. Navy and in his final two years in the military was stationed at Portsmouth Naval Hospital. Dr. Bevan is a founding member of Children's Specialty Group.