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The Pediatric Gastroenterology Division of St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital provides evaluation and treatment of patients from infancy to adolescence with liver, biliary, gastrointestinal, pancreatic, and nutritional disorders.

These disorders include the following:

  • Crohn's Disease
  • Constipation and Encopresis
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Malabsorption/Digestive disorder
  • Gastro-Esophageal Reflux
  • Liver Disease
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Recurrent abdominal pain


Diagnostic procedures include upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, small bowel biopsy, liver biopsy, esophageal pH, manometric studies, breath hydrogen test, and rectal suction biopsy.

A gastroenterology nurse practitioner provides comprehensive education of chronic diseases. Physicians and staff focus on the continuity of care from inpatient to outpatient that includes families, referring physicians and school.

Programs & Services

  • Pediatric endoscopy
  • Motility studies


For additional information, please contact us:

Theresa Rivera-Penera, MD, Chief

Narmer Galeano, MD

Arlene Murphy, RN, APN

Appointments: 973.754.2504

Referral/Fax: 973.754.3013

Click on the following link for additional information about gastroenterology:

North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition


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