Brad W. Warner MD


Pyloric Stenosis

What is pyloric stenosis? Pyloric stenosis is a problem with a baby’s stomach that causes forceful vomiting. It happens when the baby’s pylorus , which connects the stomach and the small intestine, swells and thickens. This can keep food from moving into the intestine. A baby may get pyloric stenosis anytime between…

Hirschsprung’s Disease

In Hirschsprung’s disease, certain nerve cells (ganglion cells) in a portion of the colon are missing. Because the muscles in that area can’t relax, the muscle contractions that normally push food and digestive waste through that part of the colon can’t occur. The picture on the right shows a colon in which the rectum…

Hirschsprung’s Disease

What is Hirschsprung’s disease? Hirschsprung’s disease is a birth defect that affects the nerve cells in the large intestine. These nerve cells control the muscles that normally push food and waste through the large intestine. In babies who have Hirschsprung’s disease, the muscles in the wall of the large intestine…

Malrotation of the Intestines

Malrotation is a birth defect caused by the incorrect positioning of a fetus’s intestines in the abdomen while the fetus is still in the uterus. Malrotation can cause sudden twisting of the intestines. Most infants with malrotation develop symptoms during the first month of life. Symptoms include: Vomiting of blood or…

Necrotizing Enterocolitis

What is necrotizing enterocolitis? Necrotizing enterocolitis is infection and inflammation of the intestine. It is most common in babies who are born early (premature). Many newborns who have it go on to live healthy lives. But if the infection becomes severe, it can cause severe damage to the intestine, which can be…