Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) that occurs when the eophagus doesn't close correctly. Instead, stomach contents reflux into the esophagus and cause irritation.

Programs + Services


Gastroenterology + Nutrition

The Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition Division at Floating Hospital for Children in Boston provides expert GI diagnosis and treatment for children.
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General Surgery

A certified Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, Floating Hospital for Children in Boston has top surgeons specializing in a number of pediatric issues including diseases of the lungs, esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, spleen and lymph nodes.
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Doctors + Care Team

Walter J. Chwals, MD, FACS, FAAP, FCCM

Walter J. Chwals, MD, FACS, FAAP, FCCM

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Chief of Pediatric Surgery; Pediatric Surgeon-in-Chief; Director, Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Trauma
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5025
Fax #: 617-636-8122

Pediatric surgery, pediatric trauma, congenital disorders requiring surgery in newborns, GI inflammatory diseases in children, pediatric tumors (surgical oncology), nutrition in post-surgical neonates, pediatric obesity and minimally invasive surgery

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Garrett Zella, MD

Garrett Zella, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition; Pediatric Gastroenterologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Appt. Phone: 617-636-3266
Fax #: 617-636-8718

General gastroenterology and nutrition, inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal complications of neurologic disease, other general pediatric GI and nutrition disorders

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Khoa D. Tran, MD

Khoa D. Tran, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Pediatric Gastroenterologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Appt. Phone: 617-636-3266
Fax #: 617-636-8718

Neurogastroenterology, motility, general pediatric gastroenterology, chronic constipation, gastro-esophageal reflux/pH studies, other general pediatric GI and nutrition disorders

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Marcella C. Radano, MD

Marcella C. Radano, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Pediatric Gastroenterologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Appt. Phone: 617-636-3266
Fax #: 617-636-8718

General pediatric gastroenterology, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, allergic disease of the GI tract

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