Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
When your child needs a specialist, the division’s care team of internationally recognized pediatric specialists has the expertise to recognize and treat the complete range of digestive, liver, and nutritional disorders in infants, children, and teens.
Comprehensive Care for Kids
Digestive system and liver disorders in children can range from a simple upset stomach to chronic and complex conditions that require highly specialized care from a multidisciplinary team. Symptoms of many gastrointestinal disorders are different in children and similar to other problems, so an accurate diagnosis can be difficult to make.
As the only hospital in the Washington, DC, area, devoted exclusively to caring for kids, doctors routinely refer their patients to Children’s for our pediatric expertise in these disorders. Our experts in gastroenterology and hepatology can help children with conditions that affect the liver and gastrointestinal systems, including:
The division’s dedicated team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, nutritionists, social workers, and pharmacists provide physician consultations, testing and screening services, surgical procedures, and long-term nutritional support for patients at Children’s National and at our Regional Outpatient Centers.
When your child has an associated condition, we work closely with Children’s other specialty areas to ensure that patients receive the most appropriate care to manage their conditions.
Programs and Services
Because care for these conditions is complex, the division offers many specialized programs for patients and their families:
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