Pediatric Gastroenterology

DrDaum-GastroChiefWhy Choose Us?

At Winthrop Pediatric Associates, all pediatric gastroenterologists are board-certified and have received national recognition by Castle-Connelly, national organizations, newspapers, magazines and journals for their expertise in the field.

Our program is specially designed for patients and families. Communication with providers and patients is the utmost importance. Our staff is readily available to assist you in making appointments. We have no waiting list and provide appointments within 2 business days.  We speak multiple languages and accommodate all of our patients. We also welcome special-needs patients and their families to our facilities.

We accept most insurances click here to view our insurance list or call our office at 516-663-4600 to verify our most current insurance plans.

What problems do pediatric gastroenterologists diagnose and treat?

Pediatric gastroenterologists specialize in the care of children with chronic abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, fecal soiling (fecal incontinence, encopresis), vomiting, bleeding from the GI tract, inflammatory bowel disease, liver diseases, diseases of the pancreas, poor weight gain and nutritional problems. We welcome and treat patients ages 0-21.

We are board certified pediatric gastroenterologists who fully understand how to effectively diagnose and design appropriate treatment plan for the following disorders:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Encopresis
  • Delayed toilet training
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Peptic ulcers
  • H. pylori infection
  • Celiac disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Hirschsprung’s disease
  • Cyclic vomiting
  • Polyps
  • Gallstones
  • Hepatitis
  • Biliary atresia
  • Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Lactose malabsorption
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Esophageal strictures
  • Fatty liver disease (NASH)
  • Failure to thrive and others

What types of procedures can a pediatric gastroenterologist perform?

Pediatric gastroenterologists perform a variety of different procedures depending on the need of the child. These procedures include:

  • Upper endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Placement of feeding tubes
  • Rectal suction biopsies
  • Anal manometry
  • Liver biopsies
  • Polypectomies
  • ERCP
  • Dilatation of strictures
  • Advanced endoscopic procedures including per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM)