Programs and Services in Pediatric Hepatology
The Pediatric Hepatology Program at Phoenix Children’s Hospital provides a full range of services for children with liver disease, including some that aren't offered anywhere else in Arizona.
The Hepatology Department is certified by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) for liver transplants. The Pediatric Liver Transplant Program is the only one of its kind in Arizona to offer multidisciplinary care, all in one place.
The Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Clinic offers personalized care with hepatologists, nutritionists and psychologists. Working closely with children and their families, the team offers guidance on how to make lifestyle modifications and provides state-of-the-art medical care.
The Kasai Procedure is a surgery to treat or correct biliary artresia in infants, within the first few months of life. The Kasai procedure creates an artificial portal to allow the liver to drain into the intestines as it should normally function.
Additional pediatric liver services include:
- Liver masses and tumors are resected and cysts are removed by our team of dedicated pediatric hepatobiliary surgeons.
- Interventional radiology procedures include liver biopsies, biliary stents and drains, TIPSS (transjugular intrahepatic portal systemic shunts) and angiographies.
- Advanced endoscopy including ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography), EBL (endoscopic band ligation) and sclerotherapy.
- Comprehensive Gastroenterology Department for treating intestinal-related conditions.
- All-inclusive nutritional support of enteral and parenteral feeding, including a specialized feeding and aerodigestive clinic.
- A complete range of subspecialty support including metabolic experts, nephrologists, neurologists, cardiologists, endocrinologists, hematologists, oncologists, radiologists, pharmacists, infection disease specialists, palliative care, anesthetists and pathologists.
Support groups for patients and families
See the list collected by the Childhood Liver Disease Research and Education Network (ChiLDREN).