Digestive and nutrition issues in children are complex. At Children’s Health℠, families receive the full spectrum of treatment options, including surgery repairs, liver transplants and even specialized psychological care. As one of the nation’s largest pediatric programs, the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition has a lot of experience. More than 1,000 kids a month are seen here, many of them traveling from neighboring communities.
What we Treat
Every day, our specialized team helps children with a range of complicated conditions, including:
- Irritable bowel disease
- Short bowel syndrome
- Complex motility disorders
- Liver disease and failure
- Cystic fibrosis
- Feeding disorders
- Abdominal pain
Leaders in Care
The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Children’s Health is a leader in the treatment and care of pediatric gastrointestinal conditions. We are at the forefront of research into new treatments for digestive and nutrition problems in infants, children and adolescents. We are also one of the founding members of ImproveCareNow, a national pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) quality-improvement collaborative.
We are among the handful of hospitals in the country offering therapeutic endoscopy, which the physicians who practice at Children’s Health use to diagnose pancreatic malformations and biliary disease. Our Gastroenterology Division’s Therapeutic Endoscopy Unit even developed a special balloon procedure to diagnosis digestive problems in children. With our one-of-a-kind endoscopy simulator we can teach doctors around the country how to master the procedure as well.
We have the resources to present a diversity of specialists to diagnose and treat digestive and nutritional conditions in infants, children and adolescents from every possible angle.
Beyond our leading-edge technology, the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Children’s Health is nationally recognized because of our multi-specialty team of experts.