Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an immune mediated inflammation of the intestines which can afflict pediatric patients. Although most IBD in children is treated with medicines, some children require surgical care for complex disease. Our team is committed to the care of children with IBD. We offer advanced treatments using minimally invasive techniques, such as laparoscopic ileocecectomy for Crohn’s disease and laparoscopic colectomy with ileoanal pouch reconstruction for patients with ulcerative colitis. We work as a multi-disciplinary team with your gastroenterologist and other involved specialists to ensure you and your children receive the best care we can provide. We offer a team of surgeons with a particular interest in IBD and advanced skills in the use of minimally invasive techniques for the surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease. This team is led by Dr. Jessica Naiditch, and includes Dr. Jeff Horowitz, Dr. Tory Meyer and Dr. Mike Josephs.
Jessica Ann Naiditch, MD, FACS, FAAP
Pediatric Surgeon, Trauma Medical Director
Dr. Naiditch is a board certified pediatric surgeon with an interest in the surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease, trauma & oncology. She is the lead surgeon on the Austin Pediatric Surgery Inflammatory Bowel Disease Team, and has a particular interest in the use of minimally invasive techniques whenever possible. She has published on topics including lung biopsy, drug resistance in neuroblastoma, intussusception, and cloacal exstrophy.
Tory Meyer, MD, FACS
Dr. Meyer developed an interest in IBD while working at a busy IBD General Surgery residency in Cincinnati and seeing how surgery could change the lives of these patients for the better. He has continued that interest in Austin, Texas where he has been for the past 20 years. He has served as the Dept. of Surgery Chief, the Chief of Staff, and the Chairman of the Pediatric Leadership Board and is a Clinical Affiliate faculty member at the Dell Medical School.
Jeffrey R. Horwitz, MD, FACS
Dr. Horwitz has been in practice in Austin since 1999. He is board certified in pediatric surgery and surgical critical care. He is the Surgical Director of the pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Dell Children’s Hospital. Dr. Horwitz holds an affiliate faculty position in the Departments of Surgery and Pediatrics within the Dell Medical School.