Recognized NCQA Patient-Centered Specialty Practice

Boston Children’s Health Physicians’ Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, located in Connecticut and New York, provides comprehensive, compassionate, specialized care for children with digestive disorders. Our team of highly skilled pediatric gastroenterologists is committed to delivering exceptional medical services to improve the health and well-being of our young patients.

Gastrointestinal issues can have a profound effect on a child's quality of life and overall development. That's why we offer a wide range of diagnostic and treatment options tailored to meet individual children’s needs. From common conditions such as acid reflux and constipation to more complex disorders like inflammatory bowel disease and celiac disease, our experts are well-versed in managing a diverse array of gastrointestinal conditions.

We believe in the power of knowledge. Through ongoing research and innovative treatments, we offer our patients receive the most up-to-date care. We actively educate families and healthcare professionals to help them make informed decisions about their child's care. In these ways and many others, we strive to enhance outcomes and improve the well-being of our young patients.

You can count on the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology for:

  • a child-friendly environment where young patients and their families feel comfortable and supported
  • care from a multidisciplinary team, including pediatric nutritionists, social workers, and nurses, to ensure a holistic approach to care.
  • working collaboratively with our team to develop a personalized treatment plan for your child's unique needs

Programs & Services

We offer comprehensive services to address the specific needs of children with digestive disorders. Our services include:

Diagnostic center: Our fully equipped diagnostic center features state-of-the-art endoscopic equipment that enables complete evaluations of the upper and lower intestine in an outpatient setting. We are prepared to handle endoscopic emergencies, such as foreign bodies of the GI tract, esophageal food impactions, and gastrointestinal bleeding.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) management: Our physicians are experts in the diagnosis and management of inflammatory bowel disease, including conditions like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in children and adolescents.

Treatment of less-common conditions: Our team is well-versed in developing tailored treatment plans for patients with less common conditions, such as motility disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and short bowel syndrome.

Liver Transplant Program: Dr. Rosencrantz, our esteemed hepatologist, plays a crucial role in overseeing the pre-transplant evaluation process and providing exceptional post-transplant care. This includes closely monitoring patients' progress and making necessary adjustments to their treatment plans. Alongside our dedicated in-patient team, Dr. Rosencrantz actively participates in the patient's transplant care during their hospital stay, ensuring optimal outcomes and a smooth recovery process.

Additional services:

  • Acid reflux testing: specialized tests to evaluate and manage acid reflux
  • Capsule endoscopy: a non-invasive procedure that allows clinicians to evaluate the small intestine
  • Colonoscopy: to assess the colon and rectum for various conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease and polyps
  • Control of gastrointestinal bleeding: using techniques such as endoscopic hemostasis, variceal band ligation, balloon tamponade, and angiographic embolization. These interventions are carefully selected based on factors like the location, severity, and underlying cause of the bleeding.
  • Endoscopy: a direct examination of the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, enabling accurate diagnosis and guiding appropriate treatment decisions. 
  • Esophageal and anorectal manometry: we utilize these specialized tests to evaluate the function and movement of the esophagus and anorectal region in children. These tests provide valuable diagnostic information, allowing us to identify and understand conditions related to swallowing difficulties and anorectal function. 
  • Hydrogen breath testing for sugar intolerance: This test helps diagnose and manage conditions such as lactose intolerance and other sugar intolerances.
  • Liver biopsy: By obtaining a small tissue sample from the liver, we can gain important insights into the underlying condition and tailor appropriate treatment plans. This procedure plays a crucial role in guiding therapeutic interventions, monitoring disease progression, and ultimately improving overall liver function.
  • Polypectomy: We offer polypectomy procedures to remove polyps from the gastrointestinal tract, reducing the risk of complications.
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG): PEG allows for the administration of nutrition, fluids, and medications directly into the stomach, improving the patient's overall nutrition and quality of life. It is important for individuals who are unable to eat or swallow adequately, such as those with severe swallowing difficulties or who require long-term nutritional support.

Conditions & Symptoms We Treat

  • abdominal distension
  • acute and chronic disorders of the pancreas
  • allergic gastrointestinal disorders
  • celiac disease
  • chronic abdominal pain:
  • chronic constipation
  • Crohn’s disease
  • cyclic vomiting syndrome
  • diarrhea and diarrheal disorders
  • dysphagia (trouble swallowing)
  • eosinophilic esophagitis
  • failure to thrive (slow weight gain)
  • fatty liver disease
  • fecal soiling
  • feeding problems
  • heartburn
  • functional gastrointestinal disorders
  • gastritis
  • gastroenteritis and colitis
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • gastrointestinal bleeding
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • intestinal polyps
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • lactose intolerance
  • liver disease and hepatobiliary disease
  • nausea
  • nutritional disorders
  • poor weight gain
  • rectal bleeding
  • regurgitation
  • ulcerative colitis
  • vomiting


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