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Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia

Pediatric Gastroenterology
Foreman, AR
38 years experience male

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Over 20 years experience in pediatric gastroenterology. Believe in listening to my patients and providing compassionate care. CURRICULUM VITAE Eduardo Ibarguen-Secchia, M.D. 109 Gallery Circle, Suite 115 San Antonio TX, 78258-3328 (210) 614-3100 Fax: (210) 692-7667 E-mail: Kidgut@aol.com Birthdate: February 21, 1956 Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico Marital status: Widower Children: Ian and Erin. Current Position: President. Pediatric Digestive Care of San Antonio. San Antonio, Texas. 1989- to date. Education: High School and College: Colegio Columbia B.Sc. Biology and Chemistry Mexico City, Mexico 1974 Medical School: Universidad Anahuac Mexico City, Mexico M.D. 1983 Preceptorship in Colo-rectal Surgery Surgical trainee Mexico City Unit of Proctology 1980-1983 Hospital Metropolitano Medicine Internship Mexico City, Mexico (Undergraduate) 1981 Clinica del Valle, ISSSTE National Service Staff Mexico City, Mexico Physician 1982-1983 University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas. Pediatric Resident 1983-1986 University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota Fellowship Pediatric Gastroenterology 1986-1989 Presented and passed ECFMG examination 1981 Presented and passed FLEX examination 1986 Medical Licenses: All States in Mexico 1983 Oklahoma, U.S.A. 1986 Arizona, U.S.A. 1989 Texas, U.S.A. 1989 Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology 1989 Teaching Positions: Instituto Cumbres Chemistry Laboratory Mexico City, Mexico Instructor, College level. 1976-1978 University of Minnesota Dept. of Pediatrics Instructor of Pediatrics 1986-1989 University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dept. of Pediatrics Clinical Assistant Professor 1990 to 2000. Society Memberships Past and Present: Mexican Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Mexico 1982 Foundation for the Early Detection of Cancer, Mexico 1982 New York Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 1982 Texas Medical Association, U.S.A. 1983 Bexar County Medical Society, U.S.A. 1983 American Medical Association, U.S.A. 1983 Southern Perinatal Association, U.S.A. 1984 American College of Gastroenterology, U.S.A. 1986 American Gastroenterology Association, U.S.A. 1986 Mexican Pediatric Society, Mexico 1987 San Antonio Pediatric Society, U.S.A. 1990 Texas Pediatric Society, U.S.A. 1990 North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Int. 1990 European Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Int. 1990 San Antonio Pediatric Subspecialty Society 1992 Publications: Ruiz Moreno F, <u>Ibarguen E,</u> et al. Psychological and sexual aspects in Proctology. Semana Medica de Mexico 1982; 99(2):55-57. (Spanish). Ruiz Moreno F, <u>Ibarguen E,</u> et al. Prurience, fissures and anal ulcers. Semana Medica de Mexico 1982; 99(12):33-35. (Spanish). Ruiz Moreno F, <u>Ibarguen E,</u> et al. Rectal incontinence, prolapse and faecal impaction. Semana Medica de Mexico 1982; 99(13):403-407. (Spanish). Ruiz Moreno F, <u>Ibarguen E</u>, et al. Rectal Inflammation. Semana Medica de Mexico 1982; 99(17):557-559. (Spanish). Ruiz Moreno F, <u>Ibarguen E</u>, et al. Rectal and colonic tumors. Semana Medica de Mexico 1982; 99(22):723-726. (Spanish). Ruiz Moreno F, <u>Ibarguen E</u>, et al. Infectious diseases in proctology. Semana Medica de Mexico 1983; 100(2):51-52. (Spanish). <u>Ibarguen E,</u> Sharp HL, et al. Hemangiomatosis of the colon and peritoneum . Case report and management discussion. Clinical Pediatrics 1988; 27:425-430. <u>Ibarguen E.</u> Deficiency of gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase in childhood cholestatsis. Revista Mexicana de Pediatria 1988; 55:269-271 (English abstract). <u>Ibarguen E,</u> Sharp HL. Liver failure in a child following 5 months of prophylactic isoniazid. Clinical Pediatrics 1989; 28:75. <u>Ibarguen E, </u>Sharp HL. Gastrointestinal complications following percutaneous kidney biopsy. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 1989; 24:286-288. <u>Ibarguen E,</u> Sharp HL. Twenty years experience with alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency liver disease. Gastroenterology 1989; 96:A225 (abstract). <u>Ibarguen E.</u> Breast feeding among hispanic women. Clinical Pediatrics 1989; 28:335. <u>Ibarguen E</u>, et al. Liver disease in alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency: Prognostic indicators. Journal of Pediatrics 1990; 117:864. <u> Ibarguen E</u>, Blount ML. Evaluation of three sedation regimes for endoscopic procedures in young children. American Journal of Gastroenterology 1991; 86:1371 (abstract). <u>Ibarguen E.,</u> Sedating children for endoscopy. Gastroenterology and Endoscopy News 1991, 42:11. <u>Ibarguen E</u>, Blount ML. Incidence of Helicobacter pylori in children under 12 years of age. American Journal of Gastroenterology 1992; 87:1357 (abstract). <u>Ibarguen E.</u>, Endoscopic pyloromyotomy for congenital pyloric stenosis. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2005; 61:598-600. Contributions to textbooks: <u>Ibarguen E,</u> Sharp HL. Liver-related inborn errors of metabolism. In: Bayless (ed.) Current therapy in gastroenterology and liver disease - 3. B.C. Decker, Philadelphia, 1989. Abstracts and Conferences Presented: Ruiz Moreno F, Medina V, <u>Ibarguen E.</u>, et al. What is new in cancer of the colon and rectum. Annual Surgical Week of the Hospital Juarez. Mexico City, Mexico, 1980. Leonard SA, <u>Ibarguen E</u>, Sharp HL. Four month old infant with diffuse peritoneal and colonic hemangiomatosis treated with laser, surgery and steroids. To Northwest Pediatric Society annual meeting. Minneapolis, MN, 1987. <u>Ibarguen E.</u> Do Kupffer cells mediate hepatocyte injury? An in vitro model. To Pediatric fellows research symposium. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1988. <u>Ibarguen E,</u> Cleary K, Sharp HL. Do Kupffer cells mediate hepatocyte injury? An in vitro model. To North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Annual scientific meeting. Chicago, IL,1988. <u>Ibarguen E</u>. The role of reactive oxygen species in hepatocyte injury. To Mead Johnson Research Symposium. Palm Springs, CA,1989. <u>Ibarguen E.</u>, Sharp H.L. Twenty years experience with alpha-1- antitrypsin deficiency liver disease. To Annual Scientific meeting of the American Gastroenterological Association, Digestive Disease Week. Washington D.C., 1989. <u> Ibarguen E.</u> Direct hyperbilirubinemia in infancy. To McAllen Pediatric Society, McAllen, TX, 1989. <u> Ibarguen E.</u> Expectations in liver transplantation. To Children's Transplant Association, San Antonio, TX, 1989. <u>Ibarguen E.</u> An infant with ascites and thrombocytopenia. To Department of Pediatrics Humana Hospital San Antonio. San Antonio, TX. 1989. <u>Ibarguen E.</u> Current status of liver transplantation in children. To Department of Pediatrics Methodist Hospital. San Antonio, TX. 1989. <u> Ibarguen E.</u> Grand Rounds: The jaundiced child. To Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Health Science Center. San Antonio, TX. 1989. <u>Ibarguen E.</u> Gastrointestinal bleeding in children. To Department of Pediatrics, Baptist Memorial Hospital, San Antonio, TX, 1989. <u>Ibarguen E.</u> Grand Rounds: Diagnostic approach to the infant with jaundice. To Department of Family Practice, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, 1990. <u>Ibarguen E.</u> Grand Rounds: Extrahepatic biliary atresia, diagnosis and management. To Department of Pediatrics. Wilford Hall Medical Center. Lackland Air Force Base, TX, 1990. <u> Ibarguen E.</u> Postoperative care of the pediatric liver transplant patient. Post-graduate course of the Society of Gastrointestinal Nurses and Assistants. Digestive Diseases Week, San Antonio, TX, 1990. <u>Ibarguen E.</u> Management of the child with hepatitis. Round table seminar. Texas Pediatric Society Annual Scientific Meeting. Fort Worth, TX, 1990. <u>Ibarguen E.</u> Grand Rounds: Gastroesophageal reflux in infants. To Department of Pediatrics, Driscoll Children's Hospital. Corpus Christi, TX, 1991. <u>Ibarguen E.</u>, Blount ML. Evaluation of three sedation regimes for endoscopic procedures in young children. To Annual Scientific Meeting, American College of Gastroenterology. Boston, MA, 1991. <u>Ibarguen E.</u> Grand Rounds: Common gastrointestinal complaints in pediatrics. To Department of Pediatrics, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. Baton Rouge, LA, 1991. <u>Ibarguen E.</u> Gastrointestinal practice in pediatrics. To Annual Gastrointestinal Educational Seminar. South Central Texas Society of Gastrointestinal Nurses and Associates. San Antonio, TX, 1992. <u>Ibarguen E.</u> Use of endoscopy in pediatrics. To Practical Aspects of Pediatrics - Recent Advances for the Primary Care Physician. Dept. Of Pediatrics, Methodist Hospital, San Antonio, TX, 1992. <u>Ibarguen E. </u>Treatment of chronic constipation and encopresis. Two year experience with three different treatment modalities. Texas Pediatric Society Annual Meeting, Scientific poster exhibit. Irving, TX, 1992. <u>Ibarguen E.</u>, Blount ML. Incidence of Helicobacter pylori in children under 12 years of age. Presented to Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology. Miami, FL, 1992. <u>Ibarguen E.</u>, Grand Rounds: Hepatitis A to E and beyond. Dept. of Pediatrics, Women's and Children's Hospital. San Antonio, TX, 1993. <u>Ibarguen E.</u>, Home health. Yesterday, today and tomorrow. Medical staff conference. La Nacional Provincial. Mexico City, Mexico, 1993. <u>Ibarguen E.</u>, Diagnosis of acute diarrhea. Department of Pediatrics. Methodist Hospital. San Antonio, TX, 1994. <u>Ibarguen E.</u>, Update on pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. Ileitis and Colitis Foundation. San Antonio, TX 1996. <u>Ibarguen E.</u>, Grand Rounds: Malrotation in infancy. Dept. of Pediatrics. University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX 1996. <u>Ibarguen E.</u>, Grand Rounds: GER or GERD? Review of gastroesophageal reflux. Dept. of Pediatrics. Methodist Children’s Hospital of South Texas, San Antonio, TX 1997. <u>Ibarguen E.</u>, Guest lecturer. Update on pediatric endoscopic procedures. SGNA Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX 1999. <u>Ibarguen E</u>., Celiac disease. Department of Pediatrics. Methodist Children’s Hospital of South Texas, San Antonio, TX 2003 <u>Ibarguen E.</u>, Use of endoscopic suturing device in pediatrics. To Annual Scientific Meeting. American College of Gastroenterology. Baltimore MD, 2003 <u>Ibarguen E.</u> , Endoscopic pyloromyotomy for congenital pyloric stenosis. To Annual Scientific Meeting. American College of Gastroenterology. Baltimore MD, 2003 <u>Ibarguen E., et al</u>. Correlation of serologic markers and jejunal biopsies in celiac disease. To 2nd World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Paris, France, 2004. <u>Ibarguen E., et al.</u> Diagnosis of extrahepatic biliary atresia by ERCP. To 2nd World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Paris, France, 2004. <u>Ibarguen E.</u> Endoscopic resection of a duodenal web. To 2nd World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Paris, France, 2004. <u>Ibarguen E</u>. Constipation in children. To Department of Pediatrics. Methodist Children’s Hospital. San Antonio, TX, 2004. <u>Ibarguen E</u>. Medical management of constipation. To: Congreso Interamericano de Pediatria. Monterrey , Mexico , 2005 <u>Ibarguen E</u>. Chronic abdominal pain in children. To: Congreso Interamericano de Pediatria. Monterrey, Mexico, 2005 <u>Ibarguen E</u>. Advances in pediatric endoscopy. To: Congreso Interamericano de Pediatria. Monterrey, Mexico, 2005. <u>Ibarguen E</u>. Use of endoscopic suturing in children with failed fundoplications. To: American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Digestive Disease Week. Chicago , IL , 2005. <u>Ibarguen E.</u> Functional constipation in children. To: Jornadas Medicas 2005. Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, 2005 <u>Ibarguen E.</u> Medical and surgical management of constipation in children To: Colegio de Cirujanos Pediatras de Monterrey Colegio de Pediatria de Monterrey Monterrey, Mexico 2006 <u>Ibarguen E</u>. Recent advances in the diagnosis and Management of Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Pediatrics. To: IX Congreso Interamericano de Pediatria Monterrey, Mexico 2007 <u>Ibarguen E</u>. Chronic Abdominal Pain (Round Table) To: IX Congreso Interamericano de Pediatria Monterrey, Mexico 2007 <u>Ibarguen E</u> . Gastroesophageal Reflux. Diagnostic Methods. Medical Treatment and Surgical Indications. To: IX Congreso Interamericano de Pediatria Monterrey, Mexico 2007 <u>Ibarguen E.</u> Diagnosis and Treatment of Gastrointestinal Allergies in Pediatrics. To: IX Congreso Interamericano de Pediatria Monterrey, Mexico 2007 <u> </u> <u>Ibarguen E</u>. Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Round Table) To: The Foundation for Clinical Research in IBD. San Antonio , TX 2007 <u>Ibarguen E.</u> Use of CO2 for Insufflation During Colonoscopy in Children To: 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology Philadelphia , PA 2007 Current Clinical Research: CAMP II and CAMP III: Double blind, randomized, parallel-group study on the safety and efficacy of twice daily Asacol in children with ulcerative colitis. Sponsor: Medeva Pharma Suisse. Open label therapy for Crohn’s disease in children. Sponsor: Schwarz Pharma Epidemiology of IBD in Texas Sponsor: Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor University School of Medicine Receptional Thesis: Electrocardiographic differences between individuals with type A personality and individuals with type B personality. February 1983. Universidad Anahuac, Mexico City, Mexico. Other positions: Central coordinator for the Liver Tissue Procurement and Distribution System (LTPADS) contract by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 1986-1989 Member of the Quality Assurance Committee Department of Pediatrics, Methodist Hospital. San Antonio, Texas. 1990-1994 Member of the Communications Committee Bexar County Medical Society. San Antonio, Texas. 1990-1992 Member of the Advisory Board for the Committee for All Children San Antonio, Texas. 1992-1994 Vice President. San Antonio Pediatric Subspecialty Society 1992-1994 Chairman, Sub-committee for practice affiliation feasability study. San Antonio Pediatric Subspecialty Society. 1993 Member. Physician advisory board. Healix Inc. Home health. 1994 Member. Medical advisory committee. Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, San Antonio Chapter. 1994 Reviewer for American Journal of Gastroenterology 2004 to date Honors and CME awards: Vice-president and co-founder of the Medical School Alumni Association, School of Medicine, Universidad Anahuac. Mexico City, Mexico. 1977 Physician Recognition Award. American Medical Association. 1986 Physician Recognition Award American Medical Association. 1989 Physician Recognition Award American Medical Association 1992 Physician Recognition Award American Medical Association 1997 Physician Recognition Award American Medical Association 2002 Physician Recognition Award American Medical Association 2004 Best Doctors in America Award. 1996 Best Doctors in America Award 1998 Best Doctors in America Award 2000 Best Doctors in America Award 2005 Best Doctors in America Award 2009 Presidential Poster Award American College of Gastroenterology 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting 2007 Top Pediatricians. US News and World Report 2012 Hobbies and Interests; Writing Photography

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Yes: But not the same as celiac disease. Make sure your doctor does the right tests to distinguish these.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Depends: An endoscopy is the most accurate test. A urea breath test is very reliable and non-invasive, but you must be off antibiotics and acid blockers for a ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Maybe: As a general rule, greasy and spicy foods, as well as tomato sauce can make gerd symptoms worse. But there is no study to confirm that. Best to use co... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
No such thing: The only absolute test for celiac disease is a small bowel biopsy. There are many phony tests and gluten digestion products out there that are not rel... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Yes, mostly: The purpose of a PPI is to stop the production of hydrochloric acid.. Achlorhydia is the abscence of that acid. So the answer is yes. Gastrin stimulat... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
It is likely celiac: About 5 years ago there was a study published in american journal of gastroenterology done in sweden which showed blood antibodies fluctuate in adults... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Yes, but be cautious: Upper back pain can be a rare symptom of gerd. But usually indicates some complications such as erosive esophagitis. Pancreatitis is frequently overlo... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
B and C: Hepatitis b and c are associated with chronic liver injury that can lead to cirrhosis and some instances of liver cancer. Treatment is available for b... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Stent?: Usually to treat a stricture they may place a stent to keep it open. An ERCP alone is just diagnostic.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Could be Crohn's: Some of the most common side effects can be similar to symptoms of crohn's. These include mouth sores, fever, diarrhea, blood in your stools, body ach... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Testing: There are blood tests to screen for the disease, but they are not yet considered accurate enough to make a diagnosis. A small bowel biopsy is the defi... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
See your doctor: Weight loss in a child is always a reason for concern. He should see his doctor.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Because of denial: Bulimia, as anorexia nervosa are caused by a variety of genetic, serotonin imbalances and brain hormones (brain derived neurotrophic factor) which cau... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Diet: Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease caused by gluten. It is the only curable autoimmune disease by going on a 100% gluten free diet. Suggest you ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
It will not hurt: There is nothing wrong with avoiding gluten. But if you want to know if you have celiac disease, you should not eliminate this from your diet without ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
It mimics anything: Typical symptoms are chronic diarrhea, weight loss, bloating. But celiac can present with any symptoms. It mimics anything. Most patienst suffer for y... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
No: These act on the central nervous system to control nausea, not acid.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Poor emptying: Sulfur-like burps usually suggest a problem in how your stomach empties. Usually slower than normal. Get it checked, it is not normal.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Probably not: Oral allergy syndrome is usually caused by pollens and sometimes nuts. Claritin, zyrtec and Allegra (fexofenadine) can help with pollen allergies. Bu... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
See your doctor: Both trouble swallowing and unintentional weight loss are serious symptoms and may be due to problems other than gerd. Do not wait to see a gastroent... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Up to 4 hours: Undigested lactose begins to form gas when it utilized by gut bacteria in the colon. Usually 1 to 2 hours after it is ingested. Gas produced is usuall... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Varies: If you have a proven diagnosis of celiac disease by biopsy, there is no need for re-challenge. You should stay on a gluten free diet. If you do not ha... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Yes: Turtles are well know carriers of the bacteria. So are chickens through their eggs. Eating raw eggs is not a good idea.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Do not ignore this: Bloody stools with associated abdominal pain can be a sign of inflammatory bowel disease, polyps, diverticulitis and even colon cancer. Do not hesitat... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Double check: Make sure you have a dietitian help you with your diet. Look for hidden sources of gluten in places like toothpaste, lipstick and even shampoo. Many p... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Education: Celiac disease is a serious disease with many complications. He need to learn about a gluten free diet (100% gluten free) best place to learn about c... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Probably: The only reason i can think that you have to take omeprazoel daily is because you are probably taking nsaids (drugs like advil, aleve, celebrex, (cele... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Absolutely: Remaining on a 100% gluten free diet is curative. You will live as long as anyone else.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Infection: That is the medical term for an intestinal infection. Either by a bacteria or a virus. In lay terms a "stomach flu".
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Not if low fat: It is the fat content in dairy products that tends to constipate. However, the fat in milk is important for brain development. 16 ounces a day of whol... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Avoid the foods: There is currently no specific treatment for food allergies. Only avoiding the foods that are a problem. There are tests to tell what foods are a prob... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Diet: Make sure she receives guidance from a dietitian on a gluten free diet. You have a 1 in 8 chance of developing the disease. Suggest you visit the celi... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Yes: As well as dental enamel defects.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Yes: It is the only cure for celiac disease. As a 'fad' it serves no purpose. It could hide the symptoms of celiac disease making it impossible to diagnose... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
ERCP: Endoscopic retrograde cholecysto-pancreatography. Is a test where we use to examine your pancreatic and bile ducts. Most frequent use is for removal o... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Usually not: Most will resolve in a few days on their own. They can be serious in young infants, elderly and immune compromised individuals.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
No: Dysphagia is usually due to a stricture or an inflammatory problem in the esophagus. Esophageal cancer should be considered depending on the age of th... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Yes and no: In the old days prior to the advent of acid blockers in the 1970's, doctors used to recommend drinking a glass of milk every 2 hours. Milk does tempor... Read More

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Mexican medical school
Graduated 1983MD

Medical/Graduate school

Universidad Anahuac
MD

Residency

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Awards

Vice-president and co-founder of the Medical School Alumni Association, School of Medicine, Universidad Anahuac. Mexico City, Mexico. 1977 Physician Recognition Award. American Medical Association. 1986 Physician Recognition Award American Medical Association. 1989 Physician Recognition Award American Medical Association 1992 Physician Recognition Award American Medical Association 1997 Physician Recognition Award American Medical Association 2002 Physician Recognition Award American Medical Association 2004 Best Doctors in America Award. 1996 Best Doctors in America Award 1998
Best Doctors in America Award 2000 Best Doctors in America Award 2005 Best Doctors in America Award 2009 Presidential Poster Award American College of Gastroenterology 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting 2007 Top Pediatricians. US News and World Report 2012

Affiliations

North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
American College of Gastroenterology

Publications

Hemangiomatosis of the colon and peritoneum . Case report and management discussion.
Liver failure in a child following 5 months of prophylactic isoniazid.
Gastrointestinal complications following percutaneous kidney biopsy.
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