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Short Bowel Syndrome

What is Short Bowel Syndrome?

Short bowel syndrome (SBS) is when you do not have enough functioning small intestine left to absorb (take in) the food and fluids your body needs to grow strong and healthy.

Explore more on short bowel below!

Videos. Click to Watch!

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Part One: The Basics of Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS)

Part Two: The Basics of Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS)

Common Problems in Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS)

Diet for Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS) with Owen

Parenteral Nutriton (PN)

with Max

Part One Tube Feed Series:

Feeding Tube Basics

Part Two Tube Feed Series:

Types of Feeding Tubes and Uses

Part Three Tube Feed Series:

Setting Up Tube Feeds and Formula

Activities. Click for Fun!

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For Parents

Visit the Parent Resource Center on Transplant Unwrapped Kids for helpful downloads related to short bowel syndrome. A few useful resources are listed below.  

Short Bowel Syndrome 

Visit our main website to learn more about the causes, complications, and treatment options for kids with short bowel.

Living with Short Bowel Syndrome

Watch an interview with Swapna, a short bowel and post-intestinal transplant patient.