Gastroenterology for Children!
Welcome to Palm Beach Digestive’s Pediatric Gastroenterology Care. Our practice focuses on nutrition and digestive health for children from the moment they’re born, until the time that they become adults. Kids deserve to lead happy, healthy lives and we are here to make sure they are able to do just that! Although we primarily focus on the digestive tract, we still take a full body approach to make sure we are not missing anything when it comes to our patients’ care. We will work together to come up with the best treatment plan tailored to your child’s specific needs. We strive to create a welcoming environment for all our patients and provide the best care possible for every single kid!
Services provided in English and Spanish. We offer both in-person and virtual visits to meet all your needs!
We Diagnose and Treat All Pediatric Gastroenterology Issues
Inflammatory bowel disease
(Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis)
Nausea / vomiting
Functional GI disorders
Irritable bowel syndrome
Failure to thrive
What To Expect In Our Office
You can expect the utmost professionalism when it comes to your child’s care. Our staff provide a warm, welcoming environment from the moment you walk in. We have pediatric designed exam rooms capable of meeting the needs of infants to young adults. Any procedures that are performed and done so with staff trained specifically in pediatric medicine. We respect your privacy and can be assured that everything said during your visit is confidential and protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Personalized Care for Every Patient
We know not all children are exactly the same, and that means they should receive care detailed to their individual wellness. Palm Beach Digestive Associates takes into account all conditions and factors when providing care to any patients, regardless of age.
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Our Pediatric Providers:
Dr. Sari Kay is originally from Minnesota but has traveled and lived all over since highschool. She attended medical school at the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel. From there, she moved to New York City for her pediatric residency at Jacobi Medical Center (Albert Einstein College of Medicine) in the Bronx, New York. She stayed on as chief resident and then completed her pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at the New York Presbyterian Weill-Cornell Medical center in New York City.
Dr. Kay was very excited to move down to south Florida to be near her husband’s family and the warm weather. She has been in practice in Florida for 5 years and loves it! Dr. Kay has two young daughters who keep her very busy and she enjoys spending time at the beach and traveling with her family.
Dr. Laura Irastorza is a South Florida native who is excited to be back serving her community. She attended medical school at Florida State University College of Medicine and then completed her pediatric residency at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital in Columbia, SC. She moved back to Florida to complete her pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.
Dr. Irastorza is a big Disney fan and loves spending time at the parks with her family and friends. Her and her husband enjoy traveling, taking long walks with their rescue golden retriever, and obsessing over the latest Star Wars or Marvel release on Disney plus.
Great Quick Reads For Parents:
New parents – is your house baby proofed? Did you know that there are over 100,000 incidents each year of babies and toddlers ingesting foreign objects? Some of these objects are harmless but many can lead to permanent damage.
One of the biggest struggles in this country is childhood obesity. Childhood obesity is a problem for many reasons but what is most important is figuring out how to eliminate it. That will be done through education! If we all know simple easy ways to help get our children a properly balanced diet, then we are 1 step closer to eliminating childhood obesity.
As Parents, we hate seeing our children sick. We want to take their pain away more than anything. Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) effects 1 in nearly 33,000 children and it is not well known. We feel that every parent should be aware of this incase their child shows signs and symptoms, it is treatable once properly diagnosed.