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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
750 East Adams Street; Department of Pediatrics
Syracuse, NY

Dr. Manoochehr Karjoo is a pediatric gastroenterologist. He accepts the following insurance: Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare. After completing medical school at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Dr. Karjoo performed his residency at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. Dr. Karjoo (or staff) is conversant in Telephone Interpretation and Persian. He is affiliated with Upstate University Hospital.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
725 Irving Avenue; Crouse Pob Suite 805
Syracuse, NY

Dr. Prateek Wali's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Upstate University Hospital. Dr. Wali studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Wali is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus and Medicaid insurance.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
725 Irving Avenue; Crouse Pob Suite 805
Syracuse, NY

Dr. Mirza Beg practices pediatric gastroenterology in Syracuse, NY. He is affiliated with Upstate University Hospital. Dr. Beg takes MultiPlan, POMCO, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is a graduate of Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences. Dr. Beg (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
725 Irving Avenue; Crouse Pob Suite 805
Syracuse, NY

Dr. Marcus Rivera's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Patient ratings for Dr. Rivera average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rivera honors Medicare insurance.

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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.
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