Our pediatric gastroenterology specialist is an expert at caring for children with gastrointestinal disorders
If your child has a digestive system, liver or nutritional problem, a pediatric gastroenterologist has the expertise to evaluate, diagnose and treat your child.
Recognizing that the gastrointestinal concerns of children are often very different from those of adults, pediatric gastroenterologists have been specially trained to treat conditions and illnesses of the digestive system or the gastrointestinal (GI) tract in children. They know how to examine and treat children who can’t always communicate what is wrong, and they use equipment and facilities designed to create a comfortable and non-threatening environment for your child.
If your pediatrician suggests that your child see a pediatric gastroenterologist, you can be assured that he or she has the widest range of treatment options, the most extensive and complete training, and the greatest expertise in treating children’s gastrointestinal disorders.
At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we are pleased to have Natasha Mendez, MD, pediatric gastroenterologist, on our team.
This specialist works closely with your child’s pediatrician and other specialists to coordinate and implement the best treatment plan for your child’s individual needs. This multidisciplinary team stays in close contact with you and your child throughout the course of his/her treatment, ensuring the highest level of clinical care. Also, our team provides you with important education regarding lifestyle changes you and your child can make to manage his/her gastrointestinal disorder.
Pediatric gastroenterologists have extensive expertise in treating children with a variety of gastrointestinal disorders, including:
- Abdominal pain
- Celiac Disease
- Crohn’s Disease
- Eosinophilic esophagitis
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Milk protein allergy
- Poor weight gain
- Ulcerative Colitis
If you think your child might have a gastrointestinal disorder, please contact your pediatrician or our pediatric gastroenterologist directly.