We have a dedicated, multidisciplinary team made up of specialists from many different areas. Combining several areas of expertise into every diagnosis ensures that our patients have the most thorough and best care possible. The team includes:
A pediatric allergist
A registered dietitian
A pediatric nurse practitioner
Our team also provides state-of-the-art diagnostic testing including upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, endoscopic functional luminal impedance probe (EndoFLIP), pH impedance probe, allergy blood testing and skin prick testing. To treat esophageal rings and strictures, we offer endoscopic balloon dilation. The treatments offered are individualized to the specific needs of the patients.
What to Expect
Treatment for EGIDs required specialized elimination diets and medications.
The dietary options are guided by an experienced dietitian, and include:
Elemental diet (primary calorie source is hypoallergenic formula)
The Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases (EGID) Program has an active and growing research component. In addition to participation in clinical trials, the members of EGID team collaborate with other institutions to advance basic and clinical research in this area.
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