HMH - Pediatric Genetics - Neptune
Our team of genetic counselors and nurses provide comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and genetic treatment for children. Adults with appropriate indications may be seen as well.
With seamless access to the pediatric genetics clinic at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center, patients have access to advanced research initiatives and clinical trials, providing the latest advances within the field.
Through our multidisciplinary efforts, Reena Jethva, M.D., collaborates with our pediatric neurologists, developmental and behavioral health specialists, gastroenterologists, hematologists/oncologists, orthopedists, allergists and immunologists, neonatologists, obstetrics specialists and nurses to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital.
In addition to determining a diagnosis, some reasons that individuals may seek genetic evaluation include family history, anticipatory guidance and reproductive risk assessment. Our specialists can help identify and determine the appropriate tests and provide information about potential treatment and long-term outcomes if a patient is diagnosed with a genetic condition. The evaluation process includes a full review of the patient’s medical history and generational family history, followed by appropriate blood, urine and imaging diagnostics, as well as referral to other specialists as needed. As the only pediatric genetic specialty center in the region, our goal is to improve the lives of our patients by providing them with pertinent information needed to make the best medical decisions.
We can evaluate for numerous genetic etiologies, including:
- Dysmorphology and congenital anomalies
- Chromosome abnormalities
- Craniofacial conditions
- Skeletal conditions (Marfan syndrome and skeletal dysplasias)
- Metabolic conditions
- Abnormal newborn screening results
- Neurodevelopmental conditions (autism spectrum disorder, developmental delays and epilepsy)
- Sensorineural hearing loss syndromes
- Growth conditions (failure to thrive and short stature)
- Cardiac conditions (cardiomyopathy and channelopathies)
- Carrier testing and positive family history