Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Referral Guidelines
The Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition program at Children’s National offers the largest and most experienced team in the region. We work closely with other specialty areas at Children's to ensure that patients receive comprehensive care to manage their conditions.
The dedicated and experienced team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, nutritionists, social workers and pharmacists offer a full spectrum of GI, hepatology and nutrition consultations, procedures and support for children who are in the hospital, as well as those who visit our clinics. Investigations include those of intestinal function and structure, employing biochemical, endoscopic and manometric techniques.
We have many programs and clinics that offer children and families specialized care for their unique needs. Specialized programs include:
- Celiac Disease Program
- Feeding Disorders Program
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Program (referral guidelines)
- H. pylori Program
- Hepatology Program
- Home Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Program
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Program
- Intestinal Rehabilitation Program
- Motility Program
- Nutrition Program
- Poor Growth Program
- Small Bowel and Liver Transplantation Program
Parents are welcome to call for appointments; however, referring physicians may wish to directly contact a GI attending through the Physician Access Line (201-476-4880) regarding emergency cases. Previous x-rays and growth charts are extremely helpful in completion of an initial consultation.
Blood in stool/Rectal bleeding
Bloody Diarrhea (Colitis)
Chronic Abdominal Pain
Chronic, Non-Bloody Diarrhea
Poor Growth (Failure to Thrive)
Vomiting with or without abdominal pain
Outpatient Appointment Referral Pads (PDFs)
Download the version you'd like below, or request to have one be mailed to you .