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A Comprehensive Care Program
The Pediatric Neurogastroenterology Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) is designed to restore nutritional status and improve bowel function in children with a variety of chronic intestinal problems, including dysmotility, malabsorption and short bowel syndrome. Our goal is to provide a multidisciplinary approach that offers you and your child a wide range of expertise in the evaluation and treatment of children with severe intestinal disorders including:
Our Multidisciplinary Team
Each child will be evaluated and cared for by a team of experts, including pediatric surgeons, gastroenterologists, nutritionists and nurses. Child psychiatrists, child life specialists and social workers are also readily available to assist in the care of these young patients. In collaboration with the Pediatric Gastrointestinal Motility Center at MGHfC, we use state-of-the-art equipment to examine the motility of the intestinal tract. Our team works closely with pathologists and radiologists who are experts in these complex conditions.
Jaime Belkind-Gerson, MD, examines an MGHfC patient.
Members of the Neurogastroenterology Program are actively involved in leading scientific research to understand better the causes of intestinal failure.
Our basic science research program aims to understand the development of the enteric nervous system and how abnormalities of nerve cell development in the intestine lead to functional disorders of the intestine, including Hirschsprung’s disease, pseudo-obstruction and abnormal intestinal barrier function. We are also currently studying the potential of isolating and transplanting neuronal stem cells into the intestine for the treatment of intestinal neuropathies such as Hirschsprung’s disease.
We also perform clinical research studies to understand the natural history and treatment outcomes of motility disorders, including gastroparesis, intestinal pseudo-obstruction and intractable constipation.
Members of the Neurogastrointestinal Program are actively involved in leading scientific research to understand better the causes of intestinal failure.
Dr. Allan Goldstein researches the development of the enteric nervous system, including the causes of distal aganglionosis, causes and possible treatments of Hirschsprung-associated enterocolitis (HAEC), and neuronal cell transplantation, a novel treatment approach for Hirschsprung disease.
Learn more about Dr. Allan Goldstein’s mission to find a cure for this rare colon disease effecting newborns.
MGHfC Pediatric Neurogastroenterology Program
To schedule an appointment with a MassGeneral for Children pediatric specialist, please call 888-644-3248 or complete our online appointment form to request an appointment.
Physicians may call 888-644-3211 or use the online referral form and the Access & New Appointment Center will call your patient within 1 business day.
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