Why Choose Us
Comprehensive and Innovative Approaches to Pediatric Digestive Diseases
NewYork-Presbyterian is nationally ranked in Pediatric Gastroenterology & GI Surgery in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-22 Best Children’s Hospitals
NewYork-Presbyterian’s pediatric digestive care programs focus on the specialized needs of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with digestive disorders. Our pediatric gastroenterologists and specialists are at the forefront of advances in diagnosing and treating children’s digestive diseases. Through our multidisciplinary approach, we provide access to some of the nation's best doctors, the newest technologies, and advanced therapies for children of all ages.
Our goal is to take care of your child as a whole person — which includes both comprehensive medical treatment as well as addressing how a digestive disorder may affect the patient and the family. As we work to improve your child’s health, we strive to create a safe and comforting environment in partnership with you that promotes understanding and healing.
Leaders in Digestive Care
Our programs for children integrate the expertise of top-tier pediatric gastroenterologists with that of other supporting digestive specialists and experts in the full range of related fields. We collaborate to understand your child's illness, evaluate all relevant treatment options, and develop a fully integrated, coordinated plan of care.
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.