EDUCATION

Medical School

  • Francisco Marroquin University , 1996 , Guatemala City , Guatemala

Graduate Degree

  • Albert Einstein School of Medicine , 2004 , Bronx , NY

Internship

Pediatrics
  • Children's Hospital of Austin , 1998 , Austin , TX

Residency

  • Children's Hospital of Austin , 2000 , Austin , TX

Fellowship

Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Children's Hospital at Montefiore , 2003 , New York , NY

Fellowship

Advanced Gastrointestinal Motility
  • Montefiore Medical Center , 2004 , New York , NY

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Arbizu RA, Nurko S, Heinz N, Amicangelo M, Rodriguez L. Same day versus next day antroduodenal manometry results in children with upper gastrointestinal symptoms: A prospective study. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2019 Mar; 31(3):e13521. View abstract
  2. Ambartsumyan L, Rodriguez L. Bowel management in children with spina bifida. J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2018 Nov 28. View abstract
  3. Graham CD, Rodriguez L, Flores A, Nurko S, Buchmiller TL. Primary placement of a skin-level Cecostomy Tube for Antegrade Colonic Enema Administration Using a Modification of the Laparoscopic-Assisted Percutaneous Endoscopic Cecostomy (LAPEC). J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Mar; 54(3):486-490. View abstract
  4. Duggan EM, Nurko S, Smithers CJ, Rodriguez L, Fox VL, Fishman SJ. Thoracoscopic esophagomyotomy for achalasia in the pediatric population: A retrospective cohort study. J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Mar; 54(3):572-576. View abstract
  5. Ambartsumyan L, Rodriguez L. Bowel management in children with spina bifida. J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2018; 11(4):293-301. View abstract
  6. Sparks EA, Velazco CS, Fullerton BS, Fisher JG, Khan FA, Hall AM, Jaksic T, Rodriguez L, Modi BP. Ileostomy Prolapse in Children with Intestinal Dysmotility. Gastroenterol Res Pract. 2017; 2017:7182429. View abstract
  7. Bern EM, Woods ER, Rodriguez L. Gastrointestinal Manifestations of Eating Disorders. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016 11; 63(5):e77-e85. View abstract
  8. Ambartsumyan L, Flores A, Nurko S, Rodriguez L. Utility of Octreotide in Advancing Enteral Feeds in Children with Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction. Paediatr Drugs. 2016 Oct; 18(5):387-92. View abstract
  9. Rommel N, Omari TI, Selleslagh M, Kritas S, Cock C, Rosan R, Rodriguez L, Nurko S. High-resolution manometry combined with impedance measurements discriminates the cause of dysphagia in children. Eur J Pediatr. 2015 Dec; 174(12):1629-37. View abstract
  10. Arbizu RA, Rodriguez L. Use of Clostridium botulinum toxin in gastrointestinal motility disorders in children. World J Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 May 16; 7(5):433-7. View abstract
  11. Ambartsumyan L, Rodriguez L. Gastrointestinal motility disorders in children. Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2014 Jan; 10(1):16-26. View abstract
  12. Ambartsumyan L, Rodriguez L, Morera C, Nurko S. Longitudinal and radial characteristics of intra-anal pressures in children using 3D high-definition anorectal manometry: new observations. Am J Gastroenterol. 2013 Dec; 108(12):1918-28. View abstract
  13. Rodriguez L, Roberts LD, LaRosa J, Heinz N, Gerszten R, Nurko S, Goldstein AM. Relationship between postprandial metabolomics and colon motility in children with constipation. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2013 May; 25(5):420-6, e299. View abstract
  14. Rodriguez L, Diaz J, Nurko S. Safety and efficacy of cyproheptadine for treating dyspeptic symptoms in children. J Pediatr. 2013 Jul; 163(1):261-7. View abstract
  15. Rodriguez L, Nurko S, Flores A. Factors associated with successful decrease and discontinuation of antegrade continence enemas (ACE) in children with defecation disorders: a study evaluating the effect of ACE on colon motility. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2013 Feb; 25(2):140-e81. View abstract
  16. Rodriguez L, Irani K, Jiang H, Goldstein AM. Clinical presentation, response to therapy, and outcome of gastroparesis in children. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2012 Aug; 55(2):185-90. View abstract
  17. Rodriguez L, Siddiqui A, Nurko S. Internal anal sphincter relaxation associated with bisacodyl-induced colonic high amplitude propagating contractions in children with constipation: a colo-anal reflex? Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2012 Nov; 24(11):1023-e545. View abstract
  18. Rodriguez L, Rosen R, Manfredi M, Nurko S. Endoscopic intrapyloric injection of botulinum toxin A in the treatment of children with gastroparesis: a retrospective, open-label study. Gastrointest Endosc. 2012 Feb; 75(2):302-9. View abstract
  19. Rodriguez L, Flores A, Gilchrist BF, Goldstein AM. Laparoscopic-assisted percutaneous endoscopic cecostomy in children with defecation disorders (with video). Gastrointest Endosc. 2011 Jan; 73(1):98-102. View abstract
  20. Christison-Lagay ER, Rodriguez L, Kurtz M, St Pierre K, Doody DP, Goldstein AM. Antegrade colonic enemas and intestinal diversion are highly effective in the management of children with intractable constipation. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Jan; 45(1):213-9; discussion 219. View abstract
  21. Irani K, Rodriguez L, Doody DP, Goldstein AM. Botulinum toxin for the treatment of chronic constipation in children with internal anal sphincter dysfunction. Pediatr Surg Int. 2008 Jul; 24(7):779-83. View abstract
  22. Guelrud M, Rodriguez L. Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction in children. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2006 Apr; 8(2):168-71. View abstract