A full range of services for children with gastrointestinal, liver and nutritional disorders
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:
Diarrhea and malabsorption
Failure to thrive/weight loss
Inflammatory bowel disease
Irritable bowel syndrome
Obesity and fatty liver
Peptic ulcer disease
Total parenteral nutrition
State-of-the-art diagnostic services
Our advanced program offers the following services, with child life specialists available to assist with preparation of each:
Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy (including upper endoscopy and colonoscopy)
Esophageal pH probe study
Lactose intolerance breath test
Small bowel bacterial overgrowth breath test
Suction rectal biopsy
Liver biopsy (with Interventional Radiology)
DEXA bone density measurements (with Radiology and Pediatric Rheumatology)
Magnetic Resonance Enterography (with Pediatric Radiology)
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.
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Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital
155 Polifly Rd. Suite 102
Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-8840
K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital
19 Davis Avenue, Hope Tower – 5th Floor
Neptune, NJ 07753 732-776-4860