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Pediatric Digestive Health

Often, children suffering from digestive problems have other issues, too. This can make it difficult and time-consuming to diagnose and treat their conditions.
Pediatric Digestive Health

Pediatric Digestive Health

Often, children suffering from digestive problems have other issues, too. This can make it difficult and time-consuming to diagnose and treat their conditions.

At UVA, we have experts on surgery, hormones, the immune system, lungs, genes, metabolism, development and nutrition all working together to identify and treat complicated issues affecting your child's health. 

Care For The Entire Body
UVA's pediatric nutritionists help create diet plans for your child.

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Conditions we treat include your child's digestive, liver, nutritional and intestinal issues, including:

Nutrition is Key 

Our registered dietitians create personalized diet plans for your child to maintain a healthy lifestyle and accommodate their digestive disorder.

Our rehabilitation specialists and nutritionists also have expertise in helping children with chronic illnesses that require a feeding tube, including heart disease, lung disease and musculoskeletal disorders. We can help transition your child to eating on their own.

Learn more about our Encouragement Feeding Program

Specialized Digestive Services
UVA is the only center in Virginia to perform pediatric liver transplants.

Unique Programs Only At UVA

Toilet Training: An Enhanced Program 

We help school-aged children from around the world with their constipation. We provide toilet training to retrain your child's muscles, address behavioral and psychological issues and provide an individual plan for your family's needs.

Support is available at UcanPoopToo.com.  

Pediatric Liver Transplant

We're the only center in Virginia that regularly performs liver transplants in children.

We have a large team that includes:

  • Pediatric gastroenterologists/hepatologists
  • Pediatric transplant surgeons
  • Critical care specialists and anesthesiologists
  • Nutritionists, advanced nurse practitioners and social workers

All of our team members care for children who have chronic liver problems before, during and after a liver transplantLearn more about our pediatric liver transplant program

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DIGESTIVE HEALTH CLINICS

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Additional Resources
Need more information? Learn more about digestive health and children.