Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Gastroenterology and Nutrition

If your child suffers from abdominal pain, problems eating, failure to thrive or weight loss, our experts are here to help.

Our pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition team is dedicated to family-focused care. We consult the child’s pediatrician or family physician, nutritionist, and social worker – along with the family – to determine the best course of treatment.

We also offer nutrition counseling, community outreach, and research programs. Social services include support groups for inflammatory bowel disease, eosinophilic esophagitis and celiac disease.

We specialize in treating the following conditions:

Abdominal pain

Allergic disorders

Celiac disease

Constipation

Crohn's disease

Diarrhea and malabsorption

Eosinophilic esophagitis

Failure to thrive/weight loss

Feeding disorders

Gastroesophageal reflux

Gastrointestinal bleeding

Inflammatory bowel disease

Irritable bowel syndrome

Liver diseases

Obesity and fatty liver

Pancreatic disease

Peptic ulcer disease

Total parenteral nutrition

Tube feeding

Ulcerative colitis

Vomiting

State-of-the-art diagnostic services

Our advanced program offers the following services, with child life specialists available to assist with preparation of each:

Capsule endoscopy

DEXA bone density measurements (with Radiology and Pediatric Rheumatology)

Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy (including upper endoscopy and colonoscopy)

Esophageal pH probe study

Lactose intolerance breath test

Liver biopsy (with Interventional Radiology)

Magnetic Resonance Enterography (with Pediatric Radiology)

Small bowel bacterial overgrowth breath test

Suction rectal biopsy

Procedural sedation

When it comes to diagnosing and treating your child, we try to keep the experience as stress-free and pain-free as possible. Certain procedures require sedation in order to achieve this goal.
 
Our team, led by board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists, develops a sedation plan for each child. This includes maintaining the same staff members with the child throughout the entire experience, for the physical and emotional well-being of the child.

For More Information

Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center
155 Polifly Rd. Suite 102, Hackensack, NJ 07601
551-996-8840

K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center
19 Davis Avenue, HOPE Tower, 5th Floor, Neptune, NJ 07753
732-776-4860

Our Doctors

Our pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition team is dedicated to family-focused care. We consult the child’s pediatrician or family physician, nutritionist, and social worker – along with the family – to determine the best course of treatment.

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