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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.
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.
A condition that occurs when a baby does not gain weight and grow normally; caused by many factors, including disease or poor nutrition.
Both behavioral and physiological issues can affect childhood eating, resulting in either the refusal or inability to eat foods normally.
Including the inability or refusal to eat certain foods, possibly leading to nutrition problems and other developmental and psychological issues.
Fetal ascites is an abnormal fluid collection in the fetal peritoneal cavity. It's a rare condition and can be a sign of a serious underlying medical condition.
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.
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.
A spiral-shaped bacterium found in the stomach, which (along with acid secretion) damages stomach and duodenal tissue, causing inflammation and peptic ulcers.
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.
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.
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.
A birth defect involving a malformation of the intestinal tract; it occurs while a fetus is forming in its mother's uterus.
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