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 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranked Seattle Children’s Gastroenterology and Hepatology Program #1 in the Northwest, and among the best nationally.

What Seattle Children’s Measures and Why

“Outcomes” refer to the results of treatment and evaluate how effective care is. We also provide statistics such as the number of patients seen (volumes).

We gather this information to:

  • Measure the health of our patients
  • Improve the quality of the care we provide
  • Help you make informed decisions about your child’s care

Learn more about outcomes at Seattle Children’s.

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Patient Volumes

Total number of gastroenterology outpatient visits, 2015


Number of patients treated in 2015, by disease

Biliary atresia (bile duct disease)
Celiac disease
Chronic intestinal failure
Chronic liver disease
Eosinophilic esophagitis
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Portal hypertension

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Procedure Volumes

Total number of endoscopic procedures, 2015


Pediatric Liver Transplants

Total number of liver transplants from October 1994 through December 2015


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.

  • 96.97%
    Seattle Children’s 1-year survival
    National average 1-year survival
    Number of Seattle Children’s patients
  • 97.14%
    Seattle Children’s 3-year survival
    National average 3-year survival
    Number of Seattle Children’s patients

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

  • 1-year survival: January 1, 2013 to June 30, 2015
  • 3-year survival: July 1, 2010 to December 31, 2012

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.