Eosinophilic Esophagitis Clinic
The Devora Center conducts a special clinic for children and adults with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). The clinic is staffed with a registered dietitian for guidance with special dietary needs. We also work closely with both adult and pediatric gastroenterologists to make sure your entire team is constant communication to provide you with the best possible care.
During your consult visit, you will see Dr. Devora for a comprehensive history and physical exam. He will go over eosinophilic esophagitis in great detail.
We understand that every patient is different. We will provide you with an evidence-based treatment protocol that will be tailored specifically for you.
If you are started on a 6-food elimination diet, we recommend you meet with our registered dietitian for guidance with the diet. Not only is it important to avoid the 6 foods, but it is equally important to understand which foods you can safely substitute to maintain adequate caloric intake and meet nutritional needs. This will greatly enhance your ability to follow the diet.
Consults for eosinophilic esophagitis often take over 2 hours, if food allergy testing and the registered dietitian are seen during the consult. Therefore, available appointment times are limited for the comprehensive eosinophilic esophagitis clinic.
Mona Dave, MD
Board Certified in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Dr. Mona Dave received her medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1998. She completed her residency training in pediatrics and her fellowship training in pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in 2001 and 2004, respectively.
A Lewisville, Texas native, Dr. Dave returned home after training to continue a family legacy of caring for children in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Her mother, Dr. Kiran Harpavat, has been practicing in the area since 1976. When she is not seeing patients, Dr. Dave enjoys outdoor activities, reading, and most of all, spending time with her husband and twin girls. For more information: http://childrensgimd.com
MARIA-PAULA CARRILLO, MS, RDN, LD
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Maria-Paula Carrillo completed a Master Degree in Nutrition at Texas Woman’s University. She has more than 12 years of experience helping others achieve their nutritional needs.
As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Maria-Paula has extensive knowledge with eosinophilic disorders and the nutritional needs that involve this patient population. She enjoys working with adults and children and for several years has been assisting patients understand and be successful at following their elimination diets. She works closely with Dr. Devora and Dr. Dave to help patients achieve the nutritional recommendations that have been recommended for them. She understands that making dietary changes can be challenging and works with her patients to provide practical tools for success. For more information: http://www.lifecycle-nutrition.com