Gastrointestinal Care for Infants and Children
Our team of gastroenterologists and related staff offers complete diagnostic testing, consultation, treatment and follow-up for gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders for newborns and children through 18 years of age. Physicians who are board certified in pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology diagnose and treat disorders including inflammatory bowel disease, chronic abdominal pain, feeding problems, acute and chronic liver disease, chronic constipation, and diarrhea.
We are one the few facilities in New Jersey to provide pre- and post-liver transplant care and are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of 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.
Our pediatric gastroenterologists also provide a variety of testing and diagnostic procedures to patients with gastrointestinal disorders, including: 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.
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