Leaders in their field, physicians in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition utilize the latest technologies to diagnose non-acid reflux disease in children, as well as minimally invasive and non-invasive therapies and diagnostics for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. They were the first to develop the “jelly bean test,” a technique to help children swallow pills and successfully undergo capsule endoscopic procedures.
Pediatric functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders are common and can range from relatively benign conditions such as constipation to more serious diseases such as Hirschsprung's disease - a congenital condition in which there is a blockage in the large intestine due to improper muscle movement in the bowel. The Pediatric Motility Center is one of only a few pediatric motility programs in the country, and the only one in the New York metropolitan region to provide motility studies in infants, children, and adolescents. For more information, visit the Pediatric Motility Center Webpage
One of the few such programs in the northeast, the Pediatric Aerodigestive Center brings together multiple specialties (pediatric otolaryngology, gastroenterology, and pulmonology) to treat children with airway and swallowing problems, particularly those who are disabled.
The Division is currently developing a Feeding Therapy Center to help children acquire the skills necessary to become a successful oral feeder. Children who suffer from dysphagia (a condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful) or those who have needed a tracheostomy or been on a ventilator often face challenges in the transition to feeding by mouth. Feeding disorders can also result from sensory issues and behavioral responses.
The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition also offers genetic counseling in such areas as:
The NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Center for Advanced Digestive Care integrates our renowned expertise, pioneering research, and advanced therapies for treatment of digestive diseases with our successful collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to patient care. The Center represents one of the first top-tier digestive programs in the country to implement this patient-centric care model. For more information, visit the Center for Advanced Digestive Care.
Robbyn E. Sockolow, MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Celiac Disease, Autism Spectrum GI Disorders, Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE), Capsule Endoscopy
Elaine Barfield, MD Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE), Celiac Disease, Constipation, Reflux, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Feeding Problems, Functional Abdominal Pain/IBS
Kimberley A. Chien, MD Transitioning Adolescents with Chronic GI Disorders, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Celiac Disease, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Nutrition and Feeding Disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Thomas Ciecierega, MD Director, Pediatric Motility Center Motility Problems, Feeding Problems, Constipation, Reflux, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Neera Gupta, MD, MAS Director of Research, Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Statural Growth in IBD, Sex Differences in IBD, Effects of Chronic Inflammation on Statural Growth
Aliza Solomon, DO Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Food Allergy, Feeding Problems, Jaundice, Constipation, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
505 East 70th Street
Helmsley Medical Tower, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10021
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