We diagnose and treat common pediatric gastrointestinal disorders such
as: gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), colic, feeding difficulties, peptic
ulcer disease, constipation, chronic abdominal pain, irritable bowel syndrome
(IBS), food allergies, celiac disease, chronic diarrhea, blood in the
stool, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn disease, ulcerative colitis
and intestinal polyps.
We diagnose and treat pediatric liver disorders such as: jaundice, infectious
hepatitis (hepatitis A, B, and C), fatty liver, metabolic liver disease
(such as Wilson's, alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency), portal hypertension
and autoimmune hepatitis.
The nutritional disorders we diagnose and treat include failure to thrive
(poor weight gain), lactose intolerance, feeding disabilities leading
to the need for tube feedings, and pancreatic insufficiency.
Among the procedures that are available to patients with gastrointestinal
disorders are upper GI endoscopy, colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy (pillcam®),
breath testing for sugar intolerance (lactose, fructose, sucrose), removal
of polyps (polypectomy), opening of intestinal narrowings (stricture dilation),
gastric tube placement (PEG), control of intestinal bleeding (cauterizing,
variceal banding), pH probe monitoring (traditional and wireless), fecal
disimpaction, infliximab (Remicade®) infusion and liver biopsy.