Colorectal Center for Children

The Colorectal Center for Children at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh provides multidisciplinary care for infants, children, and adolescents with colorectal conditions such as Hirschsprung’s disease and other anorectal and pelvic floor disorders.

We work with each family we see to create an integrated care plan specific to your child's individualized needs. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive diagnosis and appropriate treatment to help our patients achieve the best possible quality of life.

Our team treats all types of functional and surgical colorectal conditions including:

We’ll help meet your child’s needs both now and in the future. We’re here to help patients and families prepare for the challenges that may arise regarding puberty, sexual function, and childbearing as they relate to some colorectal issues.

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Contact the Colorectal Center for Children

Contact the Colorectal Center for Children at UPMC Children's by phone at 412-692-7280, emailing us at, or by completing our online form.

A team of experts in treating pediatric colorectal diseases

Colorectal conditions are often associated with several different systems of the body. Depending on your child’s condition, they may need a variety of specialists to effectively manage their treatment.

Our collaborative approach offers treatment from experts across multiple pediatric disciplines, including:

  • Colorectal surgeons.
  • Gastroenterologists.
  • Gynecologists.
  • Motility specialists.
  • Neurosurgeons.
  • Nurses and advanced practice providers that specialize in the treatment of wounds, colostomies, and bowel management.
  • Nutritionists.
  • Orthopaedic surgeons.
  • Pathologists.
  • Radiologists.
  • Urologists.

The center also works closely with ancillary service providers including:

  • Child Life Specialists.
  • Physical Therapists.
  • Social Workers.

Learn more about our team.

Hirshsprung’s Disease: Case’s Story

At just 7 days old, Case was diagnosed with Hirshsprung’s disease and underwent surgery to remove the diseased part of his colon. Today, Case is busy speeding up and down the ice at hockey practice thanks to the help of the team at UPMC Children’s.

Read Case’s story »

Why Choose the Colorectal Center for Children at UPMC Children's?

  • UPMC Children's is among a select group of pediatric hospitals with the expertise and resources to treat even the most complex colorectal disorders. Our outcomes are among the best in the nation.
  • We consistently rank as a top 10 children's hospital in the country by U.S. News & World ReportOur Pediatric Gastroenterology & GI Surgery is also among the top 10 programs in the nation.
  • We offer the latest advanced diagnostic and surgical treatments, using minimally invasive techniques.
  • Our Center is engaged locally and nationally in research to advance the understanding and treatment of colorectal disorders.