The Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity Center is the only center on Long Island specializing in the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of children with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities.
This specialty center is built on the foundation of more than a decade’s experience of treating children with celiac disease. The center has been designed to meet the growing incidence of celiac disease in Suffolk and Nassau counties. It brings all our experts and expertise into one place so that patients and families can receive comprehensive and accessible services that include diagnosis, treatment, management and support. We take a multidisciplinary, whole child approach, which means that we not only treat the disease or the gluten sensitivity, but every aspect of your child’s health — the physical, social and emotional aspects of the disease.
The team is comprised of board-certified pediatric gastroenterologists (physicians who specialize in diseases of the digestive tracts of children) and includes highly trained nurse practitioners as well as a registered dietitian. A registered dietitian is particularly important because treatment of celiac disease revolves around making dietary changes, which includes educating families and children on food choices, sharing eating strategies and recipes, reviewing shopping tips and providing ongoing support.
Pediatric Celiac Disease Team Members:
In some children, celiac disease may affect other body systems or other aspects of their health. Because we take an approach that supports the total health of your child, we make the following experts available to you if needed. They, too, become part of your child’s care team. These supporting specialties include: