Treatments and Services

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

  • Our Bladder and Bowel Health Program diagnoses and cares for children and teens who have problems controlling their bladder or bowels. These are often called voiding or stooling disorders. Learn more.

  • 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.

  • Our Celiac Disease Program is dedicated to helping children with celiac disease enjoy healthy, symptom-free lives. Read more.

  • Seattle Children’s is home to the Northwest’s only multidisciplinary program dedicated to diagnosing and treating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children and adolescents. Read more.

  • Hepatology is the study and treatment of liver diseases. Seattle Children’s is home to the only liver (hepatology) and liver transplant programs for children in the Pacific Northwest. Read more.

  • 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.

  • We offer infusion services at 3 locations for patients who need blood transfusions, fluids or IV medicines:

    • Seattle
    • Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center 
    • South Clinic in Federal Way

    Read more.

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

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Pediatric Feeding Program assesses and treats children age 1 through 18 who need team-based care for complex feeding concerns. This includes children who struggle with eating and drinking in ways that put their health at risk or seriously affect how they behave at mealtimes. The program also provides care for children who are medically ready to transition from tube feeding to eating by mouth. Read more.

  • 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.

  • 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.