Brad W. Warner MD


Pyloric stenosis

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

Umbilical Hernia in Children

What is an umbilical hernia? An umbilical hernia happens when intestine, fat, or fluid pushes through a weak spot or hole in your baby’s stomach muscles. This causes a bulge near or in the belly button, or navel. It may look like your child’s belly button is swollen. Many children have an umbilical hernia at birth. The…

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…

Pyloric stenosis

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

Intussusception

Intussusception is a condition in which part of the intestine folds inward and into itself (like a telescope), usually causing swelling, pain, and a complete or partial loss of blood supply to the affected area. Left untreated, the affected intestine may burst or die, causing a serious, life-threatening condition…