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Buffalo, NY 14222

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Gastroenterology (Digestive Diseases and Nutrition)

As an American Board of Pediatrics recognized sub-specialty, the Division of Gastroenterology is part of UBMD Pediatrics and affiliated with the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. 

The division specializes in the siagnosis and treatment of nutritional and gastrointestinal problems, including:

  • inflammatory bowel disease

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  • reflux disease
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • peptic diseases
  • liver diseases, including hepatitis B and C, autoimmune hepatitis, metabolic liver diseases, preparation for transplant and follow up after transplant

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.

Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Center

The mission of the Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Center (DDNC) is to 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 the DDNC uses 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)

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

  • disaccharidase determination
  • pancreatic enzyme determinations (pancreatic insufficiency)
  • fecal alpha- 1 antiprypsin 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.

For more information about the Digestive Diseases & Nutrition Center at Women & Children's Hospital, click here.