Dr. Eric Tibesar, MD, Pediatrician
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Dr. Eric Tibesar, MD

Gastroenterologist (Pediatric) | Gastroenterology

8402 Harcourt Rd. #402 Indianapolis IN, 46260



Dr. Eric Tibesar is a gastroenterologist practicing in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Tibesar specializes in the digestive system and its diseases that affect the gastrointestinal tract, which include organs from the mouth to the anus as well as liver disorders. Gastroenterology includes conditions such as hepatitis, peptic ulcer disease, colitis, nutritional problems and irritable bowel syndrome. Dr. Tibesar performs colonoscopy and endoscopy procedures and provides accurate and thorough care for patients suffering from digestive issues.

Education and Training

University of Ia Roy J & L Carver Com 2008

Board Certification

Pediatric Gastroenterology (Pediatrics)

PediatricsAmerican Board of PediatricsABP

Provider Details

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Dr. Eric Tibesar, MD's Expert Contributions
  • How long does the stomach virus last?

    Typically symptoms can last anywhere from a few days to up to 2 weeks, depending on the age of the child and other co-morbidities. READ MORE

  • What is the best medicine for lactose intolerance?

    Lactose intolerance can be very distressing and cause a lot of cramps, bloating and pain but it is not terribly serious and not life-threatening. The best "medicine" is either avoiding lactose in your diet altogether or trying over-the-counter Lactaid pills prior to ingesting any food with lactose. READ MORE

  • What home remedy is good for baby vomiting?

    The best home remedy for baby vomiting is holding the baby upright for 30 minutes after each feeding, burping them frequently during this time. Also, make sure baby is pooping regularly as constipation or increased straining with bowel movements can cause vomiting. Sometimes formula changes or changes of diet with mom can be effective but you should consult your doctor first before going this route. READ MORE

  • Can endoscopy detect stomach problems?

    Endoscopy is an excellent tool to diagnose and sometimes treat stomach problems. However, this procedure is typically recommended for patients with chronic symptoms. The fact you have only had problems for 2 weeks would not warrant an endoscopy as your symptoms have a high likelihood of going away on their own. READ MORE

  • What can I give my baby for a stomach virus?

    Usually, a very thin and benign liquid such as Pedialyte can be effective to help with symptoms of a stomach virus. There is no good mediation to give babies with this condition as the body has to fight off the infection on its own before the baby starts to feel better. Keep them hydrated and be patient. READ MORE

  • What is the best diet for gastritis?

    The best foods to avoid for gastritis are spicy foods, greasy foods, fried foods, alcohol and caffeine. READ MORE

  • What foods to avoid if you have celiac disease?

    Basically, you have to avoid all foods that contain gluten. This can be done by reading labels and making sure that food is prepared in a separate area of the kitchen to avoid cross-contamination. READ MORE

  • How do you stop diarrhea without medication?

    You can try changing your diet around and focusing on fiber to help with diarrhea. Specifically, you need to focus on what is called soluble fiber. This type of fiber will absorb a lot of water and can help with diarrhea. Common foods that are high in soluble fiber include any kind of beans, Brussels sprouts, avocados, broccoli, figs, carrots, and flaxseed. READ MORE

  • Why does my newborn keep getting diarrhea?

    A lot of things can cause diarrhea in newborn babies with the most common being an infection. If that is the case then you just need to give it time and allow the baby to fight off the infection on their own. Other possible causes would include a dietary issue with an allergy to milk being the most common. Therefore either a formula change or mother being on a dairy free diet while still breast-feeding would be the answer. READ MORE

  • Is it normal to have stomach pain after endoscopy?

    Yes, it can be normal sometimes to have some discomfort following the procedure. This is because air is pumped into the intestines to open them up and allow the endoscopist to see better. However, if the pain is quite severe and your abdomen is hard and tender to the touch then you need to be seen immediately in the emergency room. READ MORE

  • How do you soothe a baby with acid reflux?

    Typically the best thing you can do is keep them upright for at least 30 minutes after each feed and make sure that they are burping successfully. Pacifiers can sometimes help soothe the baby so don't be afraid to use one. READ MORE

  • Colon cancer or IBS?

    Without any evidence of blood, and given how young you are, colon cancer is extremely unlikely. You may have caught a GI bug or ate something wrong so I would recommend getting plenty of water and give your symptoms a few weeks before seeing your doctor if things don't get better. READ MORE

  • What can I take for stomach pain and diarrhea?

    Usually an antacid like Tums or Pepto Bismol would work for the short term. Also consider a probiotic and make sure to drink plenty of water. READ MORE

  • My son is dehydrated?

    Make sure he is still having wet diapers, is still active and is still drooling/making saliva. If he is not doing any of those things, he needs to go to the ER right away. READ MORE

  • What drink helps an upset stomach?

    Sometimes carbonated drinks like pop or ginger ale can settle an upset stomach. Otherwise, simply drinking lots of water should help as well. READ MORE

  • How do I know if my stomach pain is serious?

    The warning signs to look out for include intractable vomiting, weight loss or swallowing trouble. If you have any of these signs or symptoms, see your doctor right away. READ MORE

  • What is the easiest way to fix constipation?

    The easiest way is to make sure you are drinking lots of water, eating plenty of healthy fiber and exercising daily. READ MORE

  • Do probiotics help with celiac disease?

    Sometimes probiotics can help decrease symptoms but the best treatment overall for celiac disease is to avoid gluten in your diet. READ MORE

  • What foods are good for constipation?

    The best foods are high fiber foods like vegetables, legumes, beans and whole grain breads. Plenty of water is also essential. READ MORE

  • What are the side effects of a colon resection?

    The most common side effect is usually incontinence of stool. You can also suffer from chronic infections in the intestines you have remaining. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

GERDConstipationFood allergyNutritionInflammatory Bowel DiseaseCeliac DiseaseFeeding problems


  • Top Doctor of Indianapolis topdoctor.com 

Professional Memberships

  • Indianapolis Medical Society  
  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition  
  • American Gastroenterological Association  
  • American College of Gastroenterology  
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Indiana Chapter  

Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors

  • St Jude
  • St Vincent Foundation

Hobbies / Sports

  • golf, running, weight lifting

Favorite professional publications

  • Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Dr. Eric Tibesar, MD's Practice location

8402 Harcourt Rd. #402 -
Indianapolis, IN 46260
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New patients: 317-338-9450

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Dr. Eric Tibesar, MD has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 4 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Gastroenterologist (Pediatric) in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.

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Get to know Pediatric Gastroenterologist Dr. Eric Tibesar, who serves patients in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dr. Tibesar is a thriving pediatric gastroenterologist with special interests in esophageal reflux, food allergies, and nutrition. He can be found on staff at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The board-certified pediatric gastroenterologists and GI nurse practitioners at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital treat children (newborn to age 18) with family-centered care. This group specializes in the diagnosis and management of diseases and disorders that affect the gut, including nutrition disorders. They are highly experienced and knowledgeable about all types of disorders and how to provide medical care that minimizes pain, discomfort, or anxiety in the child.

A 2008 graduate of the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Dr. Tibesar completed his residency in pediatrics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He then went on to complete his fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

Among the doctor’s professional affiliations, he is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, the American Gastroenterological Association, and the American College of Gastroenterology. He has also published multiple research articles in peer-reviewed journals and textbook chapters, as well as has contributed oral presentations at a number of professional association meetings.

Recognized as a Top Doctor in Indianapolis, Dr. Tibesar is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology by the American Board of Pediatrics, an independent and nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance child health by certifying pediatricians who meet standards of excellence and are committed to continuous learning and improvement.

Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine focused on the digestive system and its disorders. A gastroenterologist is a physician who has extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the esophagus, stomach, small intestines, colon, liver, pancreas, and biliary system. A pediatric gastroenterologist manages digestive health in children. This field covers the entire gastrointestinal tract, including the hepatobiliary-pancreatic systems (e.g., hepatitis and pancreatitis) and nutritional disorders (e.g., malnutrition and obesity).

In his spare time, Dr. Tibesar enjoys playing golf, running, and weight lifting. His favorite professional publication is the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.

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