Specialists in Children's Digestive Health
Catholic Health board-certified pediatric gastroenterologists are experts in diagnosing and treating children with gastrointestinal (GI), digestive, nutrition and liver conditions. Gastrointestinal symptoms are different in children than in adults. We focus on issues specific to your child’s growth, maturity, and physical and emotional development.
Pediatric gastroenterology services are offered at Good Samaritan Hospital (West Islip, NY) and St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY).
Conditions We Treat
- Acid Reflux or GERD
- Acute or chronic abdominal pain
- Bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract
- Celiac disease
- Chronic constipation
- Chronic diarrhea
- Chronic vomiting
- Feeding disorders
- Food allergies or intolerances
- Inflammatory bowel disease—Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis
- Lactose intolerance
- Liver and gallbladder disease
- Nutritional problems
- Pancreatic disorders—cystic fibrosis and pancreatitis
- Short bowel syndrome
Testing for Specific Conditions
Your pediatrician will refer you to a Catholic Health pediatric gastroenterologist if your child has trouble with constipation, diarrhea, poor weight gain or other gastrointestinal issues that require specialized care. Our pediatric surgeons also offer clinical excellence in gastroenterology surgery, using minimally invasive procedures whenever possible.
Our pediatric gastroenterologists work alongside pediatric anesthesiologists to ensure a child is comfortable during testing to diagnose gastrointestinal issues. Diagnostic procedures include upper endoscopy and lower endoscopy.
Our registered dietitians are experts in counseling children on the best foods to eat for optimal gastrointestinal health and overall general health.
Our dietitians will create customized and easy-to-follow plans for children who require a special diet. They add as many fun foods as possible while staying within the diet.View all pediatric services