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 2019, Seattle Children’s was named to the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of the country’s 10 best pediatric hospitals. Our Gastroenterology Program is the top-ranked program of its kind in the Northwest, and among the best in the nation.

Gastroenterology and Hepatology by the Numbers

18
Pediatric specialists, more than anywhere else in our region
99
Current clinical trials and research activities we participate in
85%
Patients with IBD in prednisone-free remission in 2018

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Procedure Volumes

Total number of endoscopic procedures, 2018

2,562

Advanced diagnostic tests and interventional procedures, 2018

42
Antroduodenal and full colonic motility studies
22
ERCP
15
Esophageal monometry

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Patient Volumes

Total number of gastroenterology outpatient visits, 2018

16,527

Number of patients treated in 2018, by disease

79
Biliary atresia (bile duct disease)
317
Celiac disease
44
Chronic intestinal failure
463
Chronic liver disease
245
Eosinophilic esophagitis
339
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
61
Portal hypertension
185
Pseudo-obstructions

Pediatric Liver Transplants

Total number of liver transplants from May 1990 through June 2019

301

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.

  • 93.75%
    Seattle Children’s 1-year patient survival
    94.82%
    National average 1-year patient survival
    32
    Number of patients transplanted at Seattle Children's
  • 91.18%
    Seattle Children’s 1-year graft survival
    92.15%
    National average 1-year graft survival
    34
    Number of grafts transplanted at Seattle Children's
  • 96.67%
    Seattle Children’s 3-year patient survival
    93.67%
    National average 3-year patient survival
    30
    Number of patients transplanted at Seattle Children's
  • 90.62%
    Seattle Children’s 3-year graft survival
    87.60%
    National average 3-year graft survival
    32
    Number of grafts transplanted at Seattle Children's

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

  • 1 year survival: January 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018
  • 3 year survival: July 1, 2013 – December 31, 2015

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 August 2019