A Multidisciplinary Approach to Treating Metabolic Disorders
Treating known rare diseases is hard enough, but trying to figure out what the rare or undiagnosed disease is can be time consuming and exhaustive. At CHOC, our dedicated metabolic physicians understand the specialized expertise and multidisciplinary approach needed to diagnose and care for children with both diagnosed and undiagnosed inborn metabolic disorders.
Our specially trained team of experts provides comprehensive services including:
- Diagnostic evaluation
- Nutritional assessment
- Genetic counseling
- Long-term management for individuals with inborn metabolic disorders
CHOC specialists work together as a team to discuss your child’s case and determine the best course of treatment. Depending on your child’s condition, your appointment may include CHOC experts from our many other specialties, such as genetics, neurology, endocrinology, orthopaedic surgery, cardiology and psychology.
Our team also collaborates with specialized dietitians, social workers, respiratory therapists, nurses and nurse practitioners, rehabilitation therapists, pharmacists, speech and occupational therapists and child life specialists to develop a unique treatment plan for your child.