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 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked Seattle Children’s the No. 1 children’s hospital west of the Rocky Mountains and No. 5 in the country. Our Gastroenterology and Hepatology Program was ranked No. 1 in the Northwest and No. 13 in the nation.

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

13,465

Number of patients treated in 2015, by disease

62
Biliary atresia (bile duct disease)
146
Celiac disease
123
Chronic intestinal failure
434
Chronic liver disease
113
Eosinophilic esophagitis
591
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
157
Pancreatitis
65
Portal hypertension
50
Pseudo-obstructions

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Procedure Volumes

Total number of endoscopic procedures, 2015

1,936

Pediatric Liver Transplants

Total number of liver transplants from October 1994 through December 2015

226

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
    89.75%
    National average 1-year survival
    33
    Number of Seattle Children’s patients
  • 97.14%
    Seattle Children’s 3-year survival
    86.36%
    National average 3-year survival
    35
    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.