About Our Program
The Pediatric Gastrointestinal Motility Centers at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital are among the few pediatric motility programs in the country, including the New York metropolitan region, that provide advanced care and comprehensive testing, consultation, and treatment of motility and functional GI disorders in children of all ages.
Our centers are led by physicians with advanced training in pediatric neurogastroenterology, motility and functional gastrointestinal disorders. Working in multidisciplinary teams, they use state-of-the-art technology such as high-resolution esophageal, anorectal, antroduodenal, and colonic manometry to pinpoint the precise source and location of the motility disorder.
We take a holistic approach to pediatric motility and functional GI disorders, with a focus on all aspects of a child’s physical and social health. We use medical and behavioral therapies as our first line of treatment. If these are not helpful, we may try therapeutic endoscopy, nonsurgical options such as IB-Stim®, or surgery. We also offer patients and families a range of services that go beyond treating the disease, such as nutritional counseling, genetic counseling, educational and emotional support, and transitional care as an adolescent approaches adulthood.
Because we are part of a world-class medical center, we have the ability to centralize care for our patients and connect our patients to providers in more than 100 specialties and subspecialties. When the time comes, we can provide the support patients and their families need to ensure a smooth transition from pediatric to adult care.
Conditions We Treat
We treat the full range of motility disorders and functional GI disorders in children, including:
- Abdominal distension
- Anorectal disorders
- Complex congenital anorectal and esophageal malformations
- Chronic nausea and vomiting
- Pediatric intestinal pseudo-obstruction syndrome
- Cyclic vomiting syndrome
- Difficulty swallowing
- Esophageal achalasia and other esophageal motor disorders
- Fecal incontinence
- Functional dyspepsia
- Functional abdominal pain
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Hirschsprung’s disease and other congenital gut anomalies
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth