Our Approach to Care
Multidiscplinary, Coordinated Gastrointestinal Care
We are recognized for providing seamless collaboration with other pediatric specialties including surgeons, pulmonologists, cardiologists, endocrinologists, clinical geneticists, speech and language pathologists, dietitians, social workers, and child life specialists. If your child requires a procedure or admission as part of their care, your team will coordinate treatment with the outstanding pediatric operative and hospital services provided by NewYork-Presbyterian.
Nutritional Counseling as Key Component of Care
Nutritional counseling is a key component of care for children with digestive disorders. At NewYork-Presbyterian, registered dietitians work closely with pediatric gastroenterologists and other members of our digestive disorders teams to identify the nutritional needs of each child in our care. Through personalized assessments and consultations, we can help your child establish a healthy lifestyle to grow and flourish during critical phases of their development.
Dedicated Clinics and Special Programs
We provide the most up-to-date diagnostic services and the most effective therapies through dedicated clinics and special programs for children with digestive problems such as fatty liver disease, aerodigestive disorders, celiac disease, allergic diseases, and inflammatory bowel disease.
Our surgical teams are highly experienced in procedures ranging from the relatively simple—an appendix removal, for example—to the highly complex, such as small bowel or liver transplantation. Whenever possible, we use minimally invasive techniques, resulting in smaller incisions, less discomfort, and a quicker recovery for your child.
Transition Programs from Pediatric to Adult Care
Your child's illness may be the kind that requires lifelong vigilance, special care, and follow-up. Our transition programs are geared to help adolescent patients take charge of their own medical care when the time comes to move from pediatric to adult care. We can facilitate a referral to the appropriate adult-care physicians when the time arrives.