Children with eating disorders often require hospitalization for medical stabilization due to complications of malnutrition. Medical stabilization includes normalization of vital signs, electrolyte abnormalities and bowel function through a gradual and safe nutrition plan in order to correct malnutrition. A nutrition plan includes structured meals and may require nasogastric tube feedings.
Our goal is to help your child be more medically ready to transition to the appropriate level of eating disorder therapy and treatment. To provide medical stabilization, we use a multidisciplinary treatment team approach that includes pediatrics, psychiatry, nutrition, nursing, child life, social work and case management. This multidisciplinary team is led by the pediatrician.