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Gastrointestinal (GI) & Nutritional Conditions We Treat

We take specialized and evidence-based approaches to diagnosing and treating disorders that affect digestion and nutrition. The following is a list of many conditions we treat.

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Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)

A chronic allergic disease of the esophagus — the tube from the mouth to the stomach — characterized by food impaction (food trapped in the esophagus), solid-food dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), and gastroesophageal reflux disease (heartburn & regurgitation).

Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases

Chronic, inflammatory diseases characterized by an elevated number of eosinophils — a type of white blood cell — in one or more areas in the digestive system.

Failure to Thrive

A condition that occurs when a baby does not gain weight and grow normally; caused by many factors, including disease or poor nutrition.

Feeding & Swallowing Problems

Both behavioral and physiological issues can affect childhood eating, resulting in either the refusal or inability to eat foods normally.

Feeding Aversion/Disorder

Including the inability or refusal to eat certain foods, possibly leading to nutrition problems and other developmental and psychological issues.

Fetal Gastroschisis

A congenital defect in a baby's abdominal wall that allows the infant's intestines to protrude into the amniotic sac, causing them to cease their normal movement.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

A digestive disorder caused by gastric acid flowing from the stomach into the esophagus. Gastroesophageal refers to the stomach and esophagus, and reflux is backflow.

Helicobacter Pylori

A spiral-shaped bacterium found in the stomach, which (along with acid secretion) damages stomach and duodenal tissue, causing inflammation and peptic ulcers.

Hepatitis

Inflammation of the liver resulting in liver cell damage and destruction. Hepatitis often originates from a virus and can be spread from your child to others.

Hirschsprung Disease

A condition which occurs when the intestinal wall is missing the cells which signal the muscles in the large intestine to push stool towards the anus, causing an intestinal blockage.

Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis

A narrowing of the lower portion of the stomach that leads into the small intestine, resulting in food not moving easily into the intestine for digestion.

Intestinal Malrotation & Volvulus

A birth defect involving a malformation of the intestinal tract; it occurs while a fetus is forming in its mother's uterus.