Payam Saadai, M.D., is a Pediatric Surgeon at Shriner’s Hospitals for Children – Northern California and the UC Davis Medical Center.
Shinjiro Hirose, M.D. is Director of Pediatric Surgery at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California and Chief of the Division of Pediatric and Fetal Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of California, Davis Children’s Hospital.
Erin G. Brown, M.D., is a pediatric surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California and for the UC Davis Health System.
Jennifer H. Yang, M.D. is a Pediatric Urologist at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California.
Care for Hirschsprung disease requires expertise to diagnose the condition, perform delicate surgery and keep your child healthy for life. Each child’s case is unique. Our pediatric team will partner closely with you to develop the best treatment plan for your child.
Pediatric Surgeons Make Dream Come True
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a functional gastrointestinal disorder caused by changes in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Children with IBD may have symptoms that include discomfort, cramping, diarrhea, constipation and changes in bowel habits. IBD is a disorder that has both physical and mental causes. Treatment begins with a proper diagnosis, and the Pediatric Surgery team at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California carefully evaluates each patient to develop an individual treatment plan, which may include medications, dietary changes, yoga and exercise therapy.
The goal of our Pediatric Colorectal Center (PCC) is to provide children with anal-rectal disorders advanced care and rehabilitation that frees them from social stigma and allows them to live and play like other children
The goal of our Pediatric Colorectal Center is to provide children with anal-rectal disorders advanced care and rehabilitation that frees them from social stigma and allows them to live and play like other children.
Shriners Hospitals for Children—Northern California treats children each year with a wide range of malformations. We see patients from newborns, who need urgent surgery, to young adults who need long-term follow-up. Our team has extensive experience and can provide all aspects of your child’s care in one place. We also provide second opinions.
Dr. Arthur de Lorimier cares for patients with pediatric gastrointestinal disorders, including feeding difficulties, motility disorders, functional disorders of the bowel, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, and nutritional disorders.
Education & Training
Our Bowel Management Program is a one-week outpatient program for children who are unable to anticipate or control their bowel activity. After children participate in this intensive program, many of them are in normal underwear by the end of the week! By maintaining bowel management after the program ends, these patients can avoid bowel accidents, bed-wetting permanent colostomy and dependence on diapers. The improvement in self-esteem and quality of life is often remarkable. This program is designed primarily for children age three-years-old and up.
The goal of Pediatric Colorectal Center (PCC) is to provide children with anal-rectal disorders advanced care and rehabilitation that frees them from social stigma and allows them to live and play like other children.
A cloaca is a malformation in females where the rectum, vagina, and urinary tract are fused together, creating a single common channel. In normal anatomy, these openings are separate. Cloacas affect one of every 20,000 to 25,000 newborn girls. They are most often diagnosed just after the baby is born, but occasionally there are clues on the prenatal ultra sound.
Bowel management is a subject that most 14 year-old boys can’t have a serious conversation about. But Mathew, a 14 year-old pediatric colorectal patient at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California, has the vocabulary to talk about his colorectal condition with poise and confidence. Mathew has been a Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California Pediatric Colorectal Center patient since he was ten years old, and he willingly shares his story with kids and parents who might benefit from it.