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Gastroenterology and Hepatology Treatments

We treat your whole child, not just their medical symptoms. Members of our team have special training not only in their field, but also in the unique needs of children. We know that gastrointestinal and liver problems affect children and teens differently than adults. We’re able to offer many therapies that are only available through clinical studies.

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Services

Bowel Management Treatment Program

The Bowel Management Treatment Program helps kids 3 to 21 who may have trouble controlling their bowels because of a condition affecting their pelvic area. We offer a one-week outpatient program to help children and teens control their bowels without having accidents or needing to wear a diaper. Read more.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

The IBD Center at Seattle Children’s brings a team of specialists together in one place to give your child and family the most complete care. Read more.

Infusion services

We offer infusion services at our main campus in Seattle and at our Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center for patients who need blood transfusions, fluids or IV medicines. Read more.

Intestinal Care Program

The Intestinal Care Program helps restore intestinal function through diet, medication and non-transplant surgical therapies. Read more.

Intestine transplantation

For children with irreversible intestinal failure, Children’s has the only intestine transplant program in the Pacific Northwest. We provide care before, during and after intestine transplant. Read more.

Liver transplantation

Our Liver Transplant Program provides compassionate, state-of-the-art care to infants, children, teens and young adults with liver disease. We have been performing liver transplant surgery since 1990, and our outcomes are among the best in the nation. As the only pediatric liver transplant program in the Pacific Northwest, we provide care before, during and after liver transplant. Read more.

Motility Program

Our doctors are experts in accurately diagnosing and managing the most complex gastrointestinal motility (gut movement) issues. Our goal is to work with you and your child to help your child have as normal a life as possible. Read more.

Nutrition services

Our Nutrition Program provides assessment and counseling for infants, children and teens who have a wide variety of conditions that affect diet, eating and growth. Our dietitians are experts in caring for your growing child and helping your family set and reach nutritional goals. Read more.

Support for children with end-stage liver disease

We care for children whose livers can no longer perform their vital functions. Children who have end-stage liver disease may need a liver transplant for long-term survival.

ERCP and therapeutic endoscopy

Therapeutic endoscopy is a way to diagnose and treat specific problems in the gastrointestinal tract, liver, bile ducts and pancreas without traditional (open) surgery. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a form of therapeutic endoscopy that combines the images from the endoscope with X-rays. It allows the doctor to see and treat through the endoscope any problems with the tubes that drain the liver, gallbladder or pancreas. Read more.

Treatment of portal hypertension

High blood pressure in the veins in and around the liver is called portal hypertension. This condition may need medicine, surgery or radiation treatment. Our team is highly experienced in the treatment of portal hypertension. Seattle Children's is the only hospital in the Northwest that treats children with this condition. Read more.