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Comprehensive care of the gastrointestinal tract

Maimonides Children's Hospital

A variety of gastroenterological problems involving the digestive system can occur in children, such as conditions involving the stomach, liver, and pancreas. Our dedicated team at the Children’s Hospital offers comprehensive expert care of these problems in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

We explain treatment plans to the child and parent in a calming, comfortable environment

Conditions we treat

  • Abdominal pain and vomiting
  • Celiac disease – caused by gluten in breads and other foods
  • Constipation and diarrhea
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) – inflammation in the esophagus
  • Gastritis – inflammation of the protective lining of the stomach
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) – also called acid reflux
  • Hepatitis – inflammation of the liver
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
    • Crohn’s disease
    • Ulcerative colitis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • Pancreatic disorders, like pancreatitis
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Polyps – small, usually benign growths

In order to treat these digestive system issues in children, our board-certified gastroenterologists, anesthesiologists, and nurse practitioners closely interact with other related disciplines and departments, including pediatric allergy, endocrinology, and pulmonary medicine.

Treatments we offer

  • 24-hour pH impedance monitoring
  • Colonoscopy
  • Comprehensive blood tests
  • Liver biopsy
  • MRI of the GI tract
  • Polypectomy
  • Upper endoscopy

Call (718) 283-7500 to make an appointment with Maimonides Children’s Hospital

Meet Our Team

Neha M. Malhotra, MD

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Tina Rakitt, MD

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Vivian Tang, MD

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Graciela Wetzler, MD

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