Patient Care

Pediatric gastroenterologists at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital diagnose and manage digestive, nutritional, and liver disorders in infants, children, and teens to young adults. They treat a wide range of conditions including malabsorption syndromes such as celiac disease and cystic fibrosis; feeding problems and swallowing disorders; functional gastrointestinal disorders; gastroesophageal reflux; diarrheal disorders; motility disorders; acute and chronic inflammatory bowel disease. including Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis; acute and chronic hepatitis; inherited metabolic and immunological defects; liver failure requiring artificial liver support or liver transplant; and short bowel syndrome and intestinal failure, often needing parenteral (intravenous) or enteral (tube) feedings, and sometimes requiring small intestinal transplant.