What Sets Us Apart
Specialists at NYU Langone’s Pediatric Gastroenterology Program part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, are dedicated to diagnosing and treating children and teens with celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder caused by eating gluten—a group of proteins found in wheat, barley, and rye. Symptoms of celiac disease vary but can include uncomfortable digestive problems, such as bloating or abdominal pain, after a child eats foods that contain gluten.
In some children, the condition can interfere with the absorption of nutrients, leading to weight loss and slowed growth and development. Our pediatric gastroenterologists, nurse practitioners, social workers, and registered dietitians work together to help children and their families manage celiac disease effectively. They also offer child life services through the Sala Institute for Child and Family Centered Care.
NYU Langone’s team is engaged in research to improve our understanding of celiac disease and help families overcome obstacles to treatment. Our experts are also collaborating in the development of nationally recognized clinical guidelines for treating this condition.
Treatment at NYU Langone
People with celiac disease must eliminate from their diet all foods that contain gluten. Doctors at NYU Langone teach children and families how to adapt to a strictly gluten-free diet in order to prevent symptoms and reverse intestinal damage.