Pediatric Liver Care

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Dealing with liver disease in children is difficult. Your child may have lots of different symptoms, like nausea, yellow skin, or itching. They may even need a liver transplant. You likely have lots of questions and are unsure where to turn.

Pediatric Liver Care at UVA Health Children’s

At UVA Health Children’s, we have the answers you need. Here, you’ll get compassionate care from leading experts in liver disease in children at Virginia’s #1 children’s hospital. Our specially trained doctors have the experience needed to diagnose and treat both common and rare disorders. We offer a wide range of treatment options for liver disease in children, from medical management to surgery, including liver transplant.

Our providers work closely with other specialists to give your child the highest level of care. We partner with experts in our nationally ranked pediatric gastroenterology and GI surgery program. And by working closely with our interventional radiologists, we can offer minimally invasive procedures with less pain and faster recovery.

This means we can offer more treatment options for complex liver vascular diseases, like congenital liver shunt and extrahepatic portal vein thrombosis, as well as biliary diseases, like biliary atresia.

Conditions We Treat

  • Abernethy malformation
  • Acute liver failure
  • Acute liver injury
  • Alagille syndrome
  • Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency
  • Autoimmune hepatitis and primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Bile duct abnormalities and obstruction
  • Biliary atresia
  • Caroli disease
  • Crigler-Najjar syndrome
  • Cirrhosis
  • Congenital hepatic fibrosis
  • Congenital liver shunt
  • Cystic fibrosis-associated liver disease
  • Extrahepatic portal vein thrombosis
  • Fontan-associated liver disease
  • Gallstone disease
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Hepatopulmonary syndrome
  • Hereditary hemochromostosis
  • Inborn errors of metabolism
  • Maple syrup urine disease
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease/nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
  • Portal hypertension
  • Progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC) syndromes
  • TPN-associated liver disease
  • Tyrosinemia
  • Urea cycle disorders
  • Wilson disease

Expert Care Without Leaving Home

Our team offers virtual visits for both new and return visits. We also have clinics in Richmond, Norfolk, and Northern Virginia, so you don’t have to travel as far for great care.

Pediatric Liver Transplant for Liver Disease in Children

There’s a reason 85% of parents whose children have liver transplants in Virginia choose UVA Health Children’s. We have:

  • Virginia’s only pediatric liver transplant program
  • The only board-certified pediatric transplant hepatologist (liver doctor) in Virginia
  • Experience in multiple surgical techniques to shorten your child’s time on the waitlist

Learn more about liver transplant at UVA Health Children’s.