Pediatric Digestive Disease

at UT Southwestern Frisco

12500 Dallas Parkway, 2nd Floor
Frisco, Texas 75033 (Directions)

Appointment New Patient Appointment or 469-604-9090

Located at the corner of the Dallas North Tollway and Cobb Hill Drive.

Whether your child has a stomachache, something more persistent like intestinal bowel disorder (IBD), or a liver problem, our team of gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition specialists at UT Southwestern Frisco will work quickly to diagnose the condition and provide compassionate, effective care. U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital 2022-2023 list ranks our pediatric Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Surgery program No. 9 in the nation.

We offer comprehensive care for infants, children, and adolescents with gastrointestinal (GI), pancreatic, and liver (hepatic) disorders, as well as nutritional needs.

If needed, our minimally invasive tests, such as endoscopy or colonoscopy, can help zero in on problems in the safest possible way, and our team will resolve your child’s digestive disorders as soon as possible.

Meet our Frisco pediatric digestive disease specialists

Meet Dr. Bradley Barth

Bradley Barth, M.D., M.P.H., serves as the Division Director of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. His clinical and research interests include therapeutic endoscopy, ERCP, recurrent and chronic pancreatitis, and endoscopic treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding and complex esophageal strictures. Dr. Barth has been named a Best Pediatric Specialist in Dallas every year since 2010.

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Meet Dr. Aakash Goyal

Aakash Goyal, M.D., specializes in eosinophilic disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, feeding difficulties, and inflammatory bowel disease. His research interests include eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease and feeding disorders. He has delivered numerous invited lectures and has published a number of academic articles.

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Meet Dr. Gaith Semrin

M. Gaith Semrin, M.D., specializes in in pediatric gastroenterology and serves as Clinical Director of both the UT Southwestern Pediatric Group at Plano and the Medical Feeding Disorder program at Our Children’s House specialty hospital in Dallas. Dr. Semrin’s clinical and research interests include inflammatory bowel disease, general gastroenterology (reflux, vomiting, constipation, functional abdominal pain, irritable bowel syndrome, failure to thrive, diarrhea, poor weight gain, and eosinophilic esophagitis), hepatology, and nutrition.

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Pediatric Clinical Nutrition

Our registered and licensed dietitians assess patients' nutritional needs based on diagnoses, laboratory values, physical assessment, and dietary history. You may be asked to keep food records prior to your child’s initial appointment, and these records may be analyzed using a computerized nutrient analysis program to determine dietary inadequacies or excesses. You will need to have a referral for your child’s nutrition assessment; however, our pediatric specialists are happy to see you for specific needs and work hand in hand with our dietitians to provide a comprehensive care plan for your child.

Preparing for Your Appointment

To make the most of your time with the doctor, prepare a list of questions ahead of time and bring it to your appointment.

On the day of the appointment, please arrive 20 minutes early to allow time for parking and registration. We do our best to see patients at or before their scheduled appointment time. 

Please bring the following items:

  • Current insurance card
  • Method of payment
  • Current medications
  • Completed paperwork, if you received forms before the visit

To facilitate ongoing communication, we recommend patients sign up with MyChart, which allows patients to communicate directly with doctors, request prescription refills, update contact information, view test results, and request clinic appointments. Sign in to or sign up for MyChart.

Canceling an Appointment

If you need to cancel your appointment, please notify the center at least 48 hours in advance so we can accommodate other patients waiting to schedule an appointment.