Pediatric gastroenterology: Managing digestive, liver and nutrition conditions

When your infant, child or teen feels abdominal pain or isn’t eating, you want treatment right away. UW Health Kids experts 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 through the following UW Health Kids specialty clinics:

Our research gives you access to clinical trials

We work to improve care for your child by studying digestive and liver conditions. UW Health Kids 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.

Find a clinical trial

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Our pediatric experts have served the special needs of children for more than 100 years. We focus on each child’s unique needs and offer social and emotional support to help you and your child face even the most complex condition. Our long history includes the creation of medical advances that save lives around the world. Together, we get your child back to health and enjoying being a kid.

Conditions and treatments

Comprehensive care and specialized treatments

UW Health Kids 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

  • 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

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

Our team

UW Health Kids 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

Christian Pribbernow receiving a hug from his mother, Kellie, in a hospital bed with a sloth stuffed animal

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

Kellie Pribbernow
Christian's mom

Online patient resources

Visit these sites to learn more about pediatric digestive and liver conditions and nutrition: