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We found 12 pediatric gastroenterologists near New Orleans, LA.

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Dr. Maria-Stella Serrano, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1315 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Mariastella Serrano practices pediatric gastroenterology in New Orleans, LA, Covington, LA, and Slidell, LA. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Serrano graduated from the University of the North. For her residency, Dr. Serrano trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. She is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Allan Joseph Rosenberg, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
200 Henry Clay Avenue; Suite 2312
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Allan Rosenberg's specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He practices in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Rosenberg is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Brian Glenwood Morris, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1315 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Brian Morris' medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Morris is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Paul Erick Hyman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Paul Hyman specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) and practices in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Hyman is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Bellevue Hospital Center. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders

Dr. Uwe Blecker, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1430 Tulane Avenue; # Sl-37
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Uwe Blecker is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Mandeville, LA, Metairie, LA, and New Orleans, LA. Dr. Blecker (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Tulane Medical Center. He attended Vrije Universiteit Brussel for medical school and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Blecker is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Blecker is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Dr. Erika Vogel Smith, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Pediatric Gastroenterology
1315 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Erika Smith's areas of specialization are general practice and pediatric gastroenterology. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Smith honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Raynorda F Brown, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Raynorda Brown sees patients in New Orleans, LA. Her medical specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing her residency at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, and UH Case Medical Center, Dr. Brown attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Brown welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dermatomyositis, Arthritis, Scleroderma, Lupus

Dr. Brent P Keith, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
200 Henry Clay Avenue; Suite 2312
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Brent Keith is a New Orleans, LA physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Keith trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Training, Education, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

Dr. Carrie Firestone-Baum, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1315 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Carrie Firestone-Baum is a pediatric gastroenterologist in New Orleans, LA and Covington, LA. Dr. Firestone-Baum is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Patricio A Arias, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Patricio Arias' areas of specialization are pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His medical residency was performed at Miami Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Transplant Procedures

Dr. Ilana S Fortgang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1111 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite S-450
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Ilana Fortgang is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Fortgang is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1111 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite South 650
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Vikram Khoshoo sees patients in Marrero, LA. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Khoshoo average 3.0 stars out of 5.

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What is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

The digestive system is how our bodies convert food into energy. It is made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Physicians who treat problems in a child’s digestive system, especially diseases of the liver, are called pediatric gastroenterologists.

Children are not just smaller versions of adult patients. Their digestive systems are different, and they may not be as able to describe their symptoms and concerns to a doctor. More importantly, a disease that interferes with the ability to obtain adequate nutrition can be much more serious for children, with their growing bodies, than it is for adults.

Pediatric gastroenterologists use tools such as biopsy (taking a small sample of tissue to examine under a microscope), endoscopy (examining the inside of the digestive tract using a thin, flexible tube), or colonoscopy (examining the lower intestines using a thin, flexible tube). Some of the disorders they encounter include:
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Liver disease and transplants
  • Hepatitis, an infection of the liver
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Severe heartburn, called GERD
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Lactose intolerance and severe food allergies
  • Severe, chronic, or unexplained abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Nutritional disorders, including failure to thrive (FTT) and malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders, including refusal of food, gagging, and trouble swallowing

With such a wide variety of disorders, treatments are also varied. Some include nutrition management plans, medications, or feeding tubes.

Pediatric gastroenterologists play an important role in helping kids comfortably eat and digest food so they can grow up healthy.