Cold and Flu Season Can Be a Monster

Flu & Cold Season Can Be A Monster

Help us protect our patients, families and staff from RSV and the flu by following these visitation restrictions currently in effect.

  • No visitors under the age of 12 are allowed in patient care areas.
  • Please do not visit patients if you are experiencing fever, vomiting, diarrhea or cold or flu-like symptoms.

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Our Services:

When your child has belly aches, persistent diarrhea, vomiting, constipation or other digestive issues, you want the very best specialist caring for them. Our practice is dedicated to providing personal, family-centered care to each child who comes to our office or hospital. Our specialty programs:

WakeMed Physician Practices - Pediatric Gastroenterology can diagnose and treat all aspect of digestive issues impacting children from birth to 18 years.

Now welcoming new patients and most insurance plans.

Our Locations:

Our Providers

About Our Practice

Our pediatric gastroenterology service is led by a well-known and respected pediatric gastroenterologist, Sachin Kunde, MD, MPH. Dr. Kunde is supported by a team of experts including a pediatric dietitian and specially trained nurses and clinicians.

Dr. Kunde is focused on providing families with the information they need to help them make an informed choice about their loved one’s care. It is our goal to ensure that every parent or guardian understands their child’s condition and the treatment options available. WakeMed Physician Practices - Pediatric Gastroenterology can diagnose and treat all aspect of digestive issues impacting children from birth to 18 years. The consultation services will be provided in the office as well as in the hospital.

Our Commitment
WakeMed Physician Practices – Pediatric Gastroenterology is committed to providing family-centered and personalized care to every child and young adult (age 0 to 18 years) we serve. Our approach to family-centered care also ensures that family members are considered part of the health care team. We understand that each patient and family is different and therefore, our approach to treating each patient is unique.

WakeMed Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
WakeMed Physician Practices – Pediatric Gastroenterology offers comprehensive care for children with inflammatory bowel disease. Our physician and staff work closely with a team of experts in surgery, radiology, pathology, child life specialists and Children’s Hospital staff, which together comprise the WakeMed Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease program. Together, these talented individuals ensure your child gets the very best care available, including access to pediatric infusion services.

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Program
WakeMed is the only hospital in Wake County , N.C., to offer Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) for recurrent Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection. FMT is now available at WakeMed for the children and adults with recurrent C. diff infection. Performed by Dr. Sachin Kunde and the Pediatric Gastroenterology team, FMT is a highly effective treatment for children who do not respond to standard medical treatment.

Can we visit for a ‘second opinion’?
We do understand that IBD is a complicated disease and treatment options are not straightforward and one approach does not fit everyone. Sometimes it is overwhelming for families to make a decision regarding treatment options offered. Or it can be a question regarding the diagnosis or a lab test. We welcome you for another opinion so you can make an informed decision about your or your child’s care.

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Join Us for Breakfast with Twinkle to

Celebrate the Opening of Our New Apex Office

On Monday, February 12, we will begin seeing patients in Apex.  Join us to celebrate the opening of our new Children’s Multi-Specialty Practice in the WakeMed Apex Healthplex.

Meet our new pediatric providers. Fun for the entire family!

  • Breakfast with Twinkle and Friends
  • Teddy Bear Clinic (Don't forget to bring your favorite stuffed animal)
  • Free Family Portraits
  • Face Painting
  • Tour Our New Children’s Specialty Practice
  • Win Door Prizes and More!