Intestinal Rehabilitation Program

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The Intestinal Rehabilitation Program is devoted to avoiding transplantation when possible using medical, surgical and nutritional rehabilitation strategies. A majority of our program patients, 80%, avoid transplantation through intestinal rehabilitation.

The Lurie Children's Difference

Approaches used by our multidisciplinary team to avoid transplantation include the serial transverse enteroplasty procedure (STEP), a surgical technique used to increase bowel length and help increase absorption; nutritional strategies to help patients maintain normal growth; and isolated intestinal transplant before irreversible TPN-associated liver injury calls for a liver transplant.

The research managed by Valeria Cohran, MD, is an important part of our program. Learn about both clinical and laboratory research in the Transplantation Division.

Our Specialists

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(from left) Teresa Kodiak, APRN-NP; Hannah Auger, MSW, LCSW; Valeria C. Cohran, MD; Kim Pearson, RN; Joshua D. Prozialeck, MD; Katherine Brennan, MSN, APRN-NP, FNP-C, CPN; Flori Brione, MS, RD, CSP, FDN

Dr. Cohran is Medical Director of Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation and Attending Physician, Gastroenterology. Dr. Cohran is board-certified in pediatric transplant hepatology and pediatric gastroenterology.

Appointments

If you'd like to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists, call 1.800.543.7362 (1.800.KIDS.DOC®) or visit our Appointments page for more information.

Philanthropy

Your support is vital in helping us continue to make a difference in the lives of patients and families. Lurie Children’s relies on philanthropic funding to enhance its programs, services and research for children. To learn more, please e-mail the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation at foundation@luriechildrens.org or call 312.227.7500