Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Managing digestive, liver and nutrition conditions

When your infant, child or teen feels abdominal pain or isn’t eating, you want treatment right away. At UW Health, we evaluate, treat and manage all types of conditions that impact children’s digestive tracts. Our team of digestive, liver and nutrition specialists care for chronic and complex issues of the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, biliary tree and pancreas.

Programs and research

Advanced inpatient and outpatient care

Your child’s care team includes specialty-trained doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses and dietitians. We provide inpatient, outpatient, and procedural services.

  • Pediatric Aerodigestive Tract (PACT) Clinic

  • Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Clinic

  • Feeding Tube Clinic – Specialty care for patients with temporary or long-term feeding assistance

  • Intestinal Failure Clinic 

  • Liver Clinic

  • Liver Transplant Clinic

  • CF clinic participation

  • Single Ventricle Liver Disease Program

  • Pediatric nutrition

Our research gives you access to clinical trials

We work to improve care for your child by studying digestive and liver conditions. Our doctors and scientists help lead clinical trials. This gives you early access to the most advanced treatments.

Our current clinical trials test new ways to manage Crohn’s disease, liver disease and ulcerative colitis.

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Conditions and treatments

Comprehensive care and specialized treatments

UW Health specialists evaluate and treat a wide range of digestive and liver conditions. These include:

  • Abdominal pain

  • Celiac disease

  • Constipation

  • Crohn’s disease

  • Diarrhea

  • Eosinophilic esophagitis and other eosinophilic diseases of the digestive tract

  • Failure to thrive

  • Food allergies

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

  • Hirschsprung’s disease

  • Infant cow’s milk intolerance

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Nausea

  • Peptic ulcers

  • Ulcerative colitis

  • Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency

  • Autoimmune hepatitis

  • Biliary atresia

  • Hepatic steatosis

  • Hepatic fibrosis

  • Hepatitis B

  • Hepatitis C

  • Wilsons disease

  • Cholestatic liver diseases

Individualized plans for your child

Your child’s care team finds the treatments they need.

  • Breath hydrogen tests

  • Capsule enteroscopy

  • Colonoscopy

  • Advanced endoscopy

  • pH Impedance probe

  • Liver biopsy

  • Liver transplant

  • Nutritional support, including placement of feeding tubes

  • Esophageal manometry

  • Anorectal manometry

  • ERCP


Pediatric gastroenterology locations

We offer specialized pediatric digestive and liver care at UW Health clinics in Green Bay, Madison, Oshkosh and Rockford, IL.

  • American Family Children's Hospital - Pediatric Gastroenterology
    • 1675 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-6420
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  • East Clinic - Pediatric Gastroenterology
    • 5249 E. Terrace Dr. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-6420
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  • SwedishAmerican Women and Children's Hospital - Pediatric Gastroenterology
    • 1350 Charles Street / Rockford, IL
    • (779) 696-0600
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  • Aurora Children's Health (Green Bay) - Pediatric Gastroenterology
    • 1160 Kepler Drive / Green Bay, WI
    • (920) 288-5500
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  • Aurora Children's Health (Oshkosh) - Pediatric Gastroenterology
    • 855 N. Westhaven Drive / Oshkosh, WI
    • (920) 303-8700
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Our team

Digestive and liver experts ready to help

Our team includes experts in digestive and liver conditions and nutrition.

Patient resources

Patient stories and support resources

Be inspired by our patients

Sabrina was 13 when severe abdominal pain sidelined her from normal activities. She was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease after an appendectomy. With help from her care team, Sabrina is back to an active life and thinking about a career in health care. Read Sabrina’s story.

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Mom and son in hospital bed

Christian is always excited when he sees Dr. O’Connell, because he has always gone above and beyond to help Christian feel comfortable, well-informed and cared for.

Kellie Pribbernow
Christian's mom