Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Statistics and Outcomes

Consistently ranked one of the nation's best gastroenterology and GI surgery programs by U.S. News and World Report.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.

Our Gastroenterology Program is one of the top-ranked programs of its kind in the United States, which means your child will be cared for by the very best.

  • "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 data 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 by the Numbers

20
Pediatric specialists, more than anywhere else in our region
101
Current clinical trials and research activities we participate in
87%
Patients with IBD in prednisone-free remission in 2020

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Patient Support

Dedicated Multidisciplinary Team Members

  • Patient care coordinators
  • Social workers
  • Psychologist
  • Registered Nurses
  • Registered Dietitians

Family & Patient Support Groups

  • IBD Support Group
  • Celiac Support Group
  • Intestinal Rehab Support Group
  • Special Diet Cooking Classes Cooking

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Procedure Volumes

Total number of endoscopic procedures and motility procedures, 2020

2,432

Endoscopic Procedures include:

Colonoscopy, Colostomy, Rectum Biopsy, Upper & lower Endoscopy (EGD), EGD w/capsule, EGD w/gastric banding, EGD w/control bleeding, EGD w/biopsy,  EGD w/Peg Placement, EGD w/Botox, EGD w/Button to button change, EGD w/Balloon Dilation, EGD w/AD catheter placement, ERCP, Fecal transplant, Fecal disimipaction, pouchoscopy, Liver needle biopsy,  Sigmoidoscopy flex biopsy , Cystoscopy, Ileoscopy, Internal anal sphincter w/Botox, gastrotomy closure

Motility Procedures include:

Esophageal PH Monitoring, Anorectal Manometry, Esophageal Manometry, Ileal Manometry, Colon Manometry

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Patient Volumes

Total number of gastroenterology outpatient visits, 2020

15,037

Number of patients treated in 2020, by disease

64
Biliary atresia (bile duct disease)
309
Celiac disease
468
Chronic liver disease
287
Eosinophilic esophagitis
278
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
200
Intestinal Rehabilitation
71
Portal hypertension

Pediatric Liver Transplants

Total number of liver transplants from May 1990 through June 2021

324

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.

  • 100%
    Seattle Children’s 1-year patient survival
    95.64%
    National average 1-year patient survival
    25
    Number of patients transplanted at Seattle Children's
  • 92.59%
    Seattle Children’s 1-year graft survival
    91.68%
    National average 1-year graft survival
    28
    Number of grafts transplanted at Seattle Children's
  • 93.75%
    Seattle Children’s 3-year patient survival
    92.78%
    National average 3-year patient survival
    32
    Number of patients transplanted at Seattle Children's
  • 88.57%
    Seattle Children’s 3-year graft survival
    89.72%
    National average 3-year graft survival
    35
    Number of grafts transplanted at Seattle Children's

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

  • 1-year survival: Jan. 1, 2018 to Mar. 12, 2020
  • 3-year survival: Jul. 1, 2015 to Dec. 31, 2017

Transplant data updated June 2021

Next SRTR update: January 2022

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.

Updated Sept. 2020