Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Statistics and Outcomes

USNWR BadgeWe 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.

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 20198

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Procedure Volumes

Total number of endoscopic procedures, 2019

2,432

Advanced diagnostic tests and interventional procedures, 2019

4
Antroduodenal and full colonic motility studies
37
ERCP
12
Esophageal manometry

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Patient Volumes

Total number of gastroenterology outpatient visits, 2019

15,037

Number of patients treated in 2019, by disease

64
Biliary atresia (bile duct disease)
309
Celiac disease
54
Chronic intestinal failure
468
Chronic liver disease
287
Eosinophilic esophagitis
278
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
71
Portal hypertension
151
Pseudo-obstructions

Pediatric Liver Transplants

Total number of liver transplants from May 1990 through July 2020

313

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.

  • 96.55%
    Seattle Children’s 1-year patient survival
    95.86%
    National average 1-year patient survival
    29
    Number of patients transplanted at Seattle Children's
  • 90.62%
    Seattle Children’s 1-year graft survival
    92.68%
    National average 1-year graft survival
    32
    Number of grafts transplanted at Seattle Children's
  • 93.33%
    Seattle Children’s 3-year patient survival
    94.10%
    National average 3-year patient survival
    32
    Number of patients transplanted at Seattle Children's
  • 91.43%
    Seattle Children’s 3-year graft survival
    88.73%
    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, 2017 to June 30, 2019
  • 3-year survival: July 1, 2014 to Dec. 31, 2016

Next SRTR update: January 2021

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 Sept. 2020