The Center for Advanced Digestive Care (CADC) at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center provides services to children with digestive disorders, primarily through NewYork-Presbyterian/Phyllis & David Komansky Center for Children's Health — one of the nation's leading centers for the diagnosis and treatment of childhood diseases. Our goal is to take care of the "whole" child through a comprehensive understanding of how digestive disease affects not only a child's health, but his or her daily life as well.
Our pediatric digestive care program focuses on the specialized needs of children from infancy through adolescence and into young adulthood. We offer the latest and most effective treatment options and preventive strategies to achieve the best possible outcome for every child in our care.
As we work to get your child well, we strive to create a safe and comforting environment, fostering health and healing and working in partnership with you to help you better understand your child's illness.
A Collaborative Team
The CADC is one of the nation's leading multidisciplinary centers for the diagnosis and treatment of digestive diseases in adult and pediatric patients. The CADC gives you a single point of access to some of the nation's best doctors, newest technologies, and advanced therapies.
Our programs for children integrate the expertise of top-tier pediatric gastroenterologists in New York City and other supporting digestive specialists who work collaboratively to understand your child's illness, evaluate all relevant treatment options, and develop a fully integrated, coordinated plan of care. Team members contribute at all levels to your child's recovery strategy — from diagnosis through treatment, disease management, and patient follow-up.
Patients also benefit from advances in electronic medical records, which allow team physicians to have immediate access to your child's medical history, including the ability to read test results, view x-rays, and see medications that have been prescribed.
Our pedatric gastroenterologists focused on inflammatory bowel disease are also part of the Improve Care Now network of clinicians and researchers, collaborating nationwide to improve the standard of care for pediatric IBD patients.
The pediatric care team at the CADC, part of NewYork-Presbyterian/Komansky Center for Children's Health, builds upon our world-class clinicians and physician scientists at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Our specialists are some of the best in the nation. Many of our physicians are recognized as Top Doctors by Castle Connolly — more than any other digestive service or program in the greater New York region.
Partnership With Families
Our team understands that the diagnosis of illness in a child affects the entire family. We are firmly committed to working closely with you through each step of the treatment process, providing support plus resources from our institution and other entities to put you at ease and help you understand your child's illness. This family-centered approach allows you to be an active participant in your child's treatment plan.
The CADC also offers a unique program designed to allow pediatric patients and their parents to connect individually with their peers about their diagnosis, treatment and navigating other aspects of life with a digestive illness. This 1-to-1 patient support program brings CADC patients together by phone to share insights, coping strategies and more. It is available to all pediatric patients with a digestive illness, as well as their parents. Learn more about the 1-to-1 Patient Support Program and sign up if you qualify.
Personalized, Coordinated Care
From the moment of your first contact with the CADC, our Clinical Program Coordinators and Patient Navigators personalize and coordinate your child's care.
Clinical Program Coordinators are experienced nurses who answer questions about your child's treatment, assist in scheduling diagnostic testing and appointments with specialists, and keep family members and referring physicians updated on your child's day-to-day pro=gress.
Patient Navigators provide many special services for pediatric patients and their parents, including:
- Familiarizing parents with eligibility for outside services, such as arranging for home tutors, classroom note-takers, and extra at-home textbooks
- Assisting with getting medications approved by insurance companies
- Directing families to educational materials and hospital-sponsored pediatric support groups
Kristen Addessi, our Pediatric Gastroenterology Patient Navigator, has experience working as an advocate for patients with various medical conditions. She is collaborating with fellow CADC colleagues to develop our Transition Program for pediatric patients, which bridges them to adult care and teaches them how to advocate for their own health as they get older.
Child-friendly equipment and accommodations contribute to the atmosphere of healing, safety, and security at the Center.
- A pediatric sedation unit, with state-of-the-art equipment designed specifically for children who require sedation for certain procedures
- Two fully-equipped procedure rooms designed with child-sized equipment
- A cheerfully decorated pediatric waiting room and recovery area
- Facilities for family members to stay overnight with their child
Make an Appointment
To make an appointment with one of our specialists for your child and to access our full range of digestive healthcare services, contact the Center for Advanced Digestive Care at 877-692-3443.
To speak with a Pediatric Patient Navigator:
Call: 646-962-3865 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org