We treat the entire range of childhood and young adult conditions related to the liver and gastrointestinal system – including rare and complex diseases. We bring years of experience to your child’s unique situation.

Seattle Children’s Gastroenterology and Hepatology Program is the largest such program in the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (WWAMI) region.

Many families consider national rankings in choosing medical care for their children. In 2018, U.S. News & World Report ranked Seattle Children’s Gastroenterology and Hepatology Program #1 in the Northwest, and among the best nationally.

Gastroenterology and Hepatology by the Numbers

22
Pediatric specialists, more than anywhere else in our region
80+
Current clinical trials and research activities we participate in
86%
Patients with IBD in prednisone-free remission in 2017

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Procedure Volumes

Total number of endoscopic procedures, 2017

2,451

Advanced diagnostic tests and interventional procedures, 2017

51
Antroduodenal and full colonic motility studies
54
ERCP
14
Esophageal monometry

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Patient Volumes

Total number of gastroenterology outpatient visits, 2017

15,785

Number of patients treated in 2017, by disease

76
Biliary atresia (bile duct disease)
250
Celiac disease
85
Chronic intestinal failure
473
Chronic liver disease
184
Eosinophilic esophagitis
413
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
58
Pancreatitis
88
Portal hypertension
186
Pseudo-obstructions

Pediatric Liver Transplants

Total number of liver transplants from May 1990 through July 2017

273

Liver transplant survival rates

This table compares survival rates at Seattle Children’s with the national average for pediatric patients. Pediatric patients are children who are not yet 18 years old.

  • 96.55%
    Seattle Children’s 1-year survival
    96.24%
    National average 1-year survival
    29
    Number of patients transplanted at Seattle Children's
  • 90.91%
    Seattle Children’s 1-year graft survival
    91.48%
    National average 1-year graft survival
    33
    Number of grafts transplanted at Seattle Children's
  • 100%
    Seattle Children’s 3-year patient survival
    92.64%
    National average 3-year patient survival
    35
    Number of patients transplanted at Seattle Children's
  • 95%
    Seattle Children’s 3-year graft survival
    85.67%
    National average 3-year graft survival
    40
    Number of grafts transplanted at Seattle Children's

These data are for liver transplants performed in the following periods:

  • 1-year survival: January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016
  • 3-year survival: July 1, 2011 to December 31, 2013

Where does this information come from?

These tables reflect metrics reported to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients and the U.S. News & World Report pediatric hospital survey.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Talk with your child’s doctor or contact the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Program at 206-987-2521.

Statistics and Outcomes: What do they mean?

Statistics, outcomes, volumes, survival rates – these numbers may seem overwhelming at first, but they can help you choose the best place for your child’s care.

 

Updated June 2018