Brad W. Warner MD


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…

Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Necrotizing enterocolitis is an infection and inflammation of a newborn’s intestine. It can be mild or severe, leading to bowel obstruction and tissue death. Symptoms in a newborn may include a swollen or tender belly, poor appetite or throwing up, constipation, and dark, black, or bloody stools. A newborn may also have…

Intussusception

What is intussusception? Intussusception means that one part of the intestine has folded into itself, like a telescope. This can happen anywhere along the intestinal tract. It usually happens between the lower part of the small intestine and the beginning of the large intestine. The part of the intestine that folds…

Pyloric Stenosis

Pyloric stenosis is a condition in which a baby’s pylorus (the connection between the stomach and the first part of the small intestine) gradually swells and thickens, which interferes with food entering the intestine. This causes the baby to vomit most or all of his or her feedings. Vomiting caused by pyloric stenosis…

Umbilical Hernia: Should My Child Have Surgery?

Guides through decision to have your child have surgery for an umbilical hernia. Describes symptoms of an umbilical hernia and when they normally occur. Covers benefits and risks. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.