Gastroenterology & Nutrition

The Division of Gastroenterology & Nutrition is part of UBMD Pediatrics and affiliated with the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.

The Division of Gastroenterology & Nutrition specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of nutritional and gastrointestinal problems, including:

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  • inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis)
  • irritable bowel disease
  • reflux disease
  • chronic diarrhea
  • constipation
  • liver diseases
  • celiac disease
  • eosinophilic esophagitis
  • nutrition
  • obesity
  • failure to thrive
  • abdominal pain
  • pancreatic diseases
  • nausea & vomiting
  • Hirschsprung’s disease

A qualified and diverse staff provides evaluation and diagnosis for infants, children and adolescents with diseases involving the gastrointestinal tract and/or liver, as well as nutrition support services.

We prevent, diagnose, and treat gastrointestinal, nutritional, hepatic and pancreatic disease in children from birth through young adulthood. All providers strive to provide the best medicine for your child and use evidence-based medicine and national algorithms when available.

Providing pediatric gastroenterology services and procedures on an outpatient basis, including:

  • 24 pH impedance
  • Anorectal manometry
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy and preps
  • Esophageal manometry
  • Liver biopsy
  • Percutaneous gastrostomy tube placement and management
  • Rectal suction biopsy
  • Upper endoscopy
  • Nutritional counseling (for under and overweight children)

Gastroenterology Laboratory (Special Services)

Our Division has a full-service GI laboratory. Testing includes the following:

  • Disaccharidase determination
  • Pancreatic enzyme determinations (pancreatic insufficiency)
  • Fecal alpha-1 antitrypsin analysis (protein-losing enteropathy)
  • Endomysial antibody with tier (serum test for celiac disease)
  • Anti- neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (P-ANCA and C-ANCA)
  • H. Pylori antibody testing (ELISA method); H. Pylori (CLOTEST)
  • Hydrogen breath testing for lactose intolerance and/or bacterial overgrowth