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Kids Should Feel Whole Inside and Out 

At AdventHealth for Children, formerly Florida Hospital for Children, we believe that every child should feel healthy and confident. Whether your child has frequent tummy aches or something more serious like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), liver disease or nutritional health issues, our pediatric gastroenterology team can diagnose and treat digestive disorders with the latest advances in medicine.

We’re here to help you find the right physician or a location that’s convenient for you.

Careful Evaluations

Targeted Solutions

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Our Medical Director

Dr. Regino Gonzalez-Peralta, MD

Dr. Regino Gonzalez-Peralta is the medical director of gastroenterology, hepatology and liver transplantation at AdventHealth for Children. Together, he and the pediatric gastroenterology team employ some of the most advanced medical techniques to diagnose stomach, bowel, liver and nutritional issues in children.

Our Team

We’re dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate care for children with digestive disorders and issues. Our providers are pediatric gastroenterology experts who continually update their skill sets and knowledge to provide the latest treatment advances. And we never forget that a healthcare setting can be an intimidating place for a child. We go the extra mile to put the whole family at ease.

We're Here for the Whole Family

Meet Our Gastroenterology Team 

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Care and Compassion Made A Difference

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"I have been a patient of Dr. Lina Hernandez since I was 9 years old.   In the years I’ve been with her, she has always made my health a priority and made me feel heard. Whether I was sick or in remission, she was always very attentive of every detail. I am now 16 years old and want to pursue medicine as a career. Dr. Hernandez has been such an inspiration to me that I want to inspire kids like me in the future as well."

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Expert Gastroenterology Care

Helping Kids Be Kids

We know how tough it is for kids to be themselves when a gastrointestinal issue is causing them discomfort. We’re all about helping each child feel and function better – in body, mind and spirit – and we have the outstanding outcomes to prove it. We look at all aspects of your child’s health and bring a wealth of knowledge to every case, because your child deserves the best care we can give her. And when a higher level of treatment is needed, our team also includes specialized surgeons who can perform state-of-the-art procedures utilizing the latest techniques and technologies – including robotic and minimally invasive approaches that allow for greater precision, faster healing and less discomfort.

Digestive Disorders And

Conditions We Treat

  • Abdominal Pain (Acute and Chronic)
  • Achalasia
  • Celiac Disease
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Vomiting
  • Crohn’s Disease/Ulcerative Colitis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Polyps
  • Hepatitis
  • Hirschsprung’s Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Jaundice
  • Liver Diseases
  • Nutritional Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatic Diseases
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Short-Gut Syndrome
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Pediatric Expert Care From the Comfort of Home

Virtual Visits

In this time of uncertainty, you can count on us for all your health care needs. 

Our services are still available to you during the coronavirus pandemic. You can speak with one of our expert gastroenterologists in a video visit or phone call and may be advised to make an in-person visit, if it’s deemed necessary.

We are currently treating the following conditions virtually:

  • Abdominal Pain (Acute and Chronic)
  • Celiac Disease
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Vomiting
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Jaundice
  • Nutritional Disorders
  • Obesity