Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
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The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition at Weill Cornell Medicine provides specialized, multi-disciplinary care for children and adolescents. Affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian's top-ranked Komansky Children's Hospital and Center for Advanced Digestive Care, our practice provides complete and therapeutic services to children with esophageal, gastrointestinal, liver, pancreatic, and nutritional disorders, including:
- Abdominal pain
- Biliary tract disease
- Celiac disease
- Childhood obesity
- Crohn's disease
- Eosinophilic esophagitis
- Failure to thrive
- Food allergy
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Intestinal allergies
- Motility disorders
- Pancreatic disorders
- Ulcerative colitis
- Viral hepatitis
Other areas of expertise include:
- Bravo and pH Probe placement
- Capsule endoscopy
- Upper endoscopy and colonoscopy
- Fecal microbiota transplant
- Gastrostomy tube placement
- Hydrogen and methane breath testing for bacterial overgrowth and lactose intolerance
- Impedance/pH testing
What Sets Us Apart
- We are affiliated with the Phyllis and David Komansky Children's Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, the #1 ranked children's hospital in New York City on the 2018-2019 US News & World Report Best Children's Hospitals survey.
- Our pediatric sub-specialists are part of the Center for Advanced Digestive Care (CADC) at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, one of the nation's leading centers for the diagnosis and treatment of childhood diseases.
Diagnosis and Treatment
Upper and Lower Endoscopy
Endoscopy is a procedure that allows a Gastroenterologist to look at the inside of the gastrointestinal tract using an endoscope. An endoscopy is performed to discover reasons for problems including swallowing difficulties, bleeding, indigestion, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, reflux, chest pain or diarrhea.
- Tip Sheet: Upper and Lower Endoscopy (PDF)
Capsule endoscopy is used to look at the inside lining of the small intestine. Conventional upper endoscopy will only visualize the beginning of the small intestine, and colonoscopy will only visualize the end of small intestine. Capsule endoscopy is a way of bridging that gap to see the entire intestine.
- Tip Sheet: Capsule Endoscopy (PDF)
pH Probe Study
A pH probe study is designed to assess acid reflux in your child. Sometimes this study can be performed "with impedance," which means that it will also detect non-acid reflux.
- Tip Sheet: Testing for pH/Impedance (PDF)
Crohn's Disease Growth Study
Dr. Neera Gupta, MD, MAS is leading a research study about the effects of Crohn's disease on the growth of pediatric patients.
- GI Kids: Education resources for families by the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN). Includes brochures, videos, podcasts, and online communities.
- North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN): An organization of more than 1,400 pediatric gastroenterologists in the United States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Canada.
- Center for Advanced Digestive Care (CADC): Pediatric Gastroenterology: The CADC at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is one of the nation's leading centers for the diagnosis and treatment of childhood digestive diseases
Learn more about Dr. Neera Gupta's study, which aims to figure out why boys with Crohn's disease are more likely to have growth issues compared to girls.
Dr. Aliza Solomon explains the "jellybean test," which she helped develop alongside Dr. Robbyn Sockolow, and its benefits.