Pediatric Celiac Disease & Eosinophilic Esophagitis Clinic

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Your child receives well-rounded care and effective treatments from a team of dedicated GI experts. Call 310-825-0867 to connect with us.

Through collaboration between Pediatric Gastroenterology, Allergy/Immunology and Nutrition, the Pediatric Celiac Disease & Eosinophilic Esophagitis Clinic at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital provides comprehensive care for children with allergic and immune-mediated gastrointestinal diseases. Allergic and immune-mediated gastrointestinal diseases are becoming more common in the pediatric population. Food allergies affect up to 10% of children, most often in the first one to two years of life. Toddlers, school-age children and adolescents are also at-risk for allergic and immune-mediated digestive disorders. For example, celiac disease affects approximately 1% of the population in the United States. It can be diagnosed at any age but symptoms often develop in early childhood. Eosinophilic esophagitis also seems to be on the rise, partly due to increasing recognition. Optimal diagnosis and treatment for these problems relies upon a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates an understanding of nutritional factors, the immune system and the gut microbiome.

Our clinic evaluates and treats children using a multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach. Our team sees patients with a wide range of disorders including:

  • Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis and gastroenteritis
  • Food allergy and food sensitivity
  • Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES)
  • Food protein intolerance (i.e. cow’s milk protein intolerance)
  • Gastrointestinal complications associated with primary or secondary immunodeficiency states

Available diagnostic studies include allergy testing (blood, skin, patch), breath testing (lactose, lactulose, fructose), endoscopy, radiologic studies (esophogram, gastric emptying study, swallow study) and oral food challenge.  Therapy is tailored for each child and a nutritionist works closely with patients and their families when dietary education and counseling is needed.

Referrals and supporting medical records can be faxed to the attention of Dr. Wozniak (Pediatric Gastroenterology) and/or Dr. Garcia-Lloret (Allergy/Immunology) at the administrative offices listed below.

Contact Us

Appointments & Referrals – Phone: (310) 825-0867

Pediatric Gastroenterology
Administrative Office & Information
Phone: (310) 206-6134
Fax: (310) 206-0203

Administrative Office & Information
Phone: (310) 825-6481
Fax: (310) 825-9832

Online Resources

UCLA Health Library: Celiac disease
UCLA Health Library: Eosinophilic esophagitis
UCLA Health Library: Food allergies in children

GI Kids: Celiac disease
GI Kids: Eosinophilic esophagitis
GI Kids: Cow’s milk protein intolerance
GI Kids: Food allergies

Celiac disease foundation