Gastroenterology + Nutrition


Here for Your Child & You

The Gastroenterology & Nutrition Division at Floating Hospital for Children provides expert diagnosis and treatment of pediatric gastrointestinal disorders and nutritional challenges.

Our team of pediatric gastroenterologists, a physician assistant, a registered dietitian, nurses and support staff delivers highly personalized care in a comfortable, intimate setting. We strive to see patients promptly and to maintain close communication with referring doctors.

At the Gastroenterology & Nutrition Division, you'll find compassionate medical professionals dedicated to helping your child get better. Our services include inpatient and outpatient consultative services, follow-up care, and support and education for your child and you.

From the Basic to the Most Complex

Our division diagnoses and manages everything from basic to complex gastrointestinal disorders and nutritional problems. We have clinical programs in:

Our team's expertise also spans:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Malabsorptive disorders
  • Managing the gastrointestinal issues of physically disabled and developmentally challenged patients
  • Mitochondrial disorders
  • Motility disorders of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Neonatal disorders of the liver and gastrointestinal tract
  • Overweight/obesity
  • Acid reflux
  • Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
  • Biliary tract and gall bladder disease
  • Cholestatic syndromes
  • Constipation/Encopresis
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Failure to grow or thrive
  • Gastro enteropathies
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Initiation and management of enteral and parenteral feeding

Depending on your child's situation, he or she may benefit from seeing other pediatric specialists at Floating Hospital. In these cases, we can coordinate care with doctors in otolaryngology  (ear, nose and throat), pulmonology  and other areas. And if medical management doesn't provide a solution for your child, we can consult with Floating Hospital surgeons to determine if surgery makes sense.

Multiple Locations for Your Convenience

In addition to Floating Hospital in downtown Boston, our division offers specialty outpatient services at the following satellite clinics throughout Greater Boston:

Pediatric Specialty Center/Chelmsford Floating Hospital for Children
20 Research Pl., #210
North Chelmsford, MA 01863

Pediatric Subspecialty Clinic/Framingham Floating Hospital for Children
475 Franklin St., Suite 209
Framingham, MA 01702

Pediatric Center at Lawrence General Hospital
1 General St., Second Floor
Lawrence, MA 01842
978-683-4000, x2240

Pediatric Specialty Center/Woburn Floating Hospital for Children
7 Alfred St., Suite 205
Woburn, MA 01801


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