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The staff of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition includes experts in general clinical pediatric gastroenterology and a broad range of specialty areas, including:
The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition provides a full range of diagnostic procedures and treatments related to the gastrointestinal tract, liver and pancreas. Procedures performed include endoscopy of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tracts; biopsy of the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, large bowel and liver; polypectomy; sclerotherapy of varices; capsule endoscopy; tests of secretory function of the pancreas; pH probe testing for gastroesophageal reflux; and breath hydrogen testing.
Enterostomal therapy is offered for children with stomas, incontinence, dermal ulcers and other select skin conditions or those needing wound care.
In combination with colleagues in the Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation and the Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery, the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology offers care in several interdisciplinary programs.
The Hepatology Center offers consultative services and comprehensive care for children with a wide range of hepatobiliary disorders. Services provided include inpatient and outpatient consultation; diagnosis using a variety of methods; collaborative consultation and care with the Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation and the Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery; care plan coordination; long-term follow-up care; and state-of-the-art clinical research.
The IBD Center uses a team approach to provide each patient with the most advanced medical care available and compassionate support for the whole family. The center provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art clinical care to control the symptoms of IBD and to improve the quality of life for children with the disease.
Children’s Hospital’s Intestinal Care and Rehabilitation Center (ICARE) provides expert care for patients with complex intestinal disease. It follows children with poorly functioning intestines and provides expert care for children with complicated nutritional needs including those on parenteral nutrition. The Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery and the transplant team participate in this center. Moreover, Children’s small-bowel transplant program is one of the largest in the country.
Referrals are not required from primary care physicians or other Children’s Hospital specialty services. Referrals for patients enrolled in managed care insurance plans may require authorization from the insurance provider and primary care physician. All necessary referral and authorization forms must be received before the patient’s visit. For accurate provider numbers or more information, please call the office number listed.
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Long-term Safety and Durability of the Therapeutic Effect of LUM001, an Apical Sodium-dependent Bile Acid Transporter Inhibitor (ASBTI), in the Treatment of Cholestatic Liver Disease in Pediatric Subjects with Alagille Syndrome
A Preliminary Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Carbamazepine in Severe Liver Disease Due to Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency
Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) Therapy Following Portoenterostomy in Infants with Biliary Atresia
Biliary Atresia Study in Infants, Children and Adults
Longitudinal Study of Genetic Causes of Intrahepatic Cholestasis (LOGIC)
A Prospective Database of Infants with Cholestasis
Study Comparing the Safety and Efficacy of Prepopik versus Polyethylene Glycol Preparation in Children
Study of Lubiprostone in Pediatric Patients with Functional Constipation
Risk Stratification and Identification of Immunogenetic and Microbial Markers of Rapid Disease Progression in Children with Crohn’s Disease
Treating Disrupted Sleep in Individuals with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Novel Adjunctive Therapy for Chronic Inflammatory Illness
Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation with CD34 Selected Peripheral Blood Stem Cells (PBSC) in Pediatric and Young Adult Patients with Severe Crohn's Disease
Intestinal Care and Rehabilitation Center Database
Understanding the Biopsychosocial Underpinnings of Abdominal Pain in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Efficacy and Long-term Safety of LUM001, an Apical Sodium-dependent Bile Acid Transporter Inhibitor (ASBTi) in the Treatment of Cholestatic Liver Disease in Pediatric Patients with Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis
Longitudinal Study of Mitochondrial Hepatopathies
Molecular Mechanisms of Dietary Fat Digestion by Pancreatic Lipases – Fecal Fat and Duodenal Fluid Collection Research Studies
A Study of Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis in Children by the International Study Group of Pediatric Pancreatitis In Search of a Cure (INSPPIRE)
Ursodeoxycholic Acid Therapy in Pediatric Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis: A Pilot Withdrawal/ Reinstitution Trial
Compassionate Use of Omegaven in the Treatment of Parenteral Nutrition-Associated Hepatic Injury
Predicting Response to Standardized Pediatric Colitis Therapy: The PROTECT Study
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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