Digestive Health & GI Programs

The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition has developed specialized programs to treat certain conditions in the most comprehensive way possible. Browse our list of programs to learn more about the expert-led initiatives that can help treat your child.

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Aerodigestive Program

A multi-disciplinary team of specialists in Lurie Children’s Aerodigestive Program treat diseases of the respiratory and upper digestive tract, including the lips, mouth, tongue, nose, throat, vocal cords, esophagus and windpipe.

Bowel Management Program

Lurie Children's Bowel Management Program, treating colorectal conditions, Hirschsprung’s disease, anorectal malformations, associated spinal cord anomalies, and managed by Lurie Children's pediatric surgeons.

Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases Program​​

Lurie Children's Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases Program is devoted to the comprehensive care and research of children diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis.

Feeding, Swallowing & Nutrition Disorders Program

Lurie Children's Feeding, Swallowing & Nutrition Disorders Program evaluates and treats children with conditions that include dysphagia, feeding aversion, failure to thrive and related disorders.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program

Lurie Children's Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program is a multidisciplinary program focusing on the care and research of children diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Intestinal Rehabilitation Program

Lurie Children's Intestinal Rehabilitation Program is devoted to avoiding transplantation when possible using medical, surgical and nutritional rehabilitation strategies.

Intestinal Transplantation Program

Lurie Children's provides one of the rare treatment programs for children suffering from an improperly functioning small bowel.

Liver Transplantation Program

Lurie Children's is world renowned for treating children with common to rare liver diseases using holistic plans and experienced surgeons.

Neurointestinal and Motility Program

The Neurointestinal and Motility Program (NIM) provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and treatment for patients suffering from complex motility disorders.

Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (Fatty Liver Disease) Program

Lurie Children's Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis Program's team of liver specialists, a registered dietitian, nurses and a social worker conducts laboratory and clinical research projects to help promote patient care and better educate families.

Portal Hypertension Program

Lurie Children’s treatment of high blood pressure in the portal vein of the liver may involve medications, transfusions and surgically placing shunts to restore blood flow into the liver.