We found 13 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 specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. She is a graduate of the University of the North and a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans' residency program. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Serrano is professionally 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 sees patients in New Orleans, LA. His medical specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenberg accepts. Dr. Rosenberg studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained at Jacobi Medical Center for residency. Dr. Rosenberg has an open panel.

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

Dr. Brian Morris' area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Morris is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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

Dr. Paul Hyman's specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Dr. Hyman is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Bellevue Hospital Center for residency. He is open to new patients.

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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 physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Blecker accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Vrije Universiteit Brussel and then he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Blecker (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Tulane Medical Center.

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

Dr. Erika Smith works as a general practitioner and pediatric gastroenterologist. She is affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Smith is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency.

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

Dr. Raynorda Brown is a pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) specialist in New Orleans, LA. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, and UH Case Medical Center. 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's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Keith completed his residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Keith is open to new patients.

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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 practices pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Firestone-Baum is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Firestone-Baum accepts.

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

Dr. Patricio Arias is a pediatric gastroenterologist and hepatologist. Dr. Arias honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His training includes a residency program at Miami Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Transplant Procedures

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Specializes in Bariatric Medicine, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
3100 Galleria Drive; Suite 300
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Sophie Lanciers practices bariatric medicine and pediatric gastroenterology in Metairie, LA. She obtained her medical school training at Vrije Universiteit Brussel and performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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

Dr. Ilana Fortgang works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Fortgang is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC).

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

Dr. Vikram Khoshoo's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Khoshoo's average rating from his patients is 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.