Overview of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Center
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Center sees patients from all over the world for simple and complex GI problems. Services include diagnostic, interventional and clinical care. The staff works to include the entire family in education and treatment.
Our program was named among the nation's best in U.S. News & World Report's 2013-14 Best Children's Hospitals report.
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Our team consists of pediatric professionals, including gastroenterologists, physicians, nurse clinicians, nurse practitioners, dietitians, speech and language pathologists, social workers, psychologists, physical and occupational therapists and operations leadership.
At Children's Hospital of Wisconsin we provide family-centered care because we know that a child's health impacts the whole family. We create a partnership with families, talking openly and often about their child's care and their personal beliefs. Our goal is to support families by building on their strengths.
We offer diagnosis and treatment for:
- Feeding disorders.
- Swallowing disorders.
- Gastrostomy tube placement and management.
- Crohn's disease.
- Ulcerative colitis.
- Liver diseases.
- Liver transplant.
- Motility disorders.
- Abdominal migraines.
- Abdominal pain.
- Chronic vomiting.
- Celiac disease.
- Chronic diarrhea.
- Failure to thrive and weight loss.
- Pancreatic disorders.
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
- Digestive disorders.
See a complete list of our specialty clinics.
The GI clinics are located on the seventh floor of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's Clinic Building.
In addition, there are the following satellite clinics:
- Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Fox Valley Clinic (clinic hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
- Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Kenosha Clinic
- Children's Hospital of Wisconsin New Berlin Clinic
- Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Green Bay Clinic
What happens at a clinic visit?
At the first clinic visit, your child will be seen by a board certified pediatric gastroenterologist and either a nurse specializing in gastroenterology or a pediatric nurse practitioner. During this visit we will record a medical history and perform a physical examination of the child. We will determine what, if any, diagnostic tests need to be done. A plan of care will be outlined and teaching provided.
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin now offers an accommodations program to assist out-of-the area families with travel arrangements. For more information, please visit the Family Accommodations Program page.
Who will I see?
It takes many people to care for a child. We provide interdisciplinary care, which means we have a team of specialists available to care for all of your child's needs. They include doctors, advanced practice nurses, nurses, therapists, dietitians, psychologists, social workers and speech language pathologists.
Children's Hospital is a teaching hospital and many of our specialists train other doctors to care for kids. In addition to your child's main doctor, you may see the following:
- Medical students who are training to be doctors.
- Residents who are doctors specializing in pediatrics.
- Fellows have completed a residency and are training in another specialty.
Why choose us?
We believe patient families have a right to know what level of care we provide. Review our quality and outcomes reports.
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