The flu season is off to an early and strong start. Flu activity has been reported as widespread in at least 46 states, including Indiana. Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is currently restricting visitors to protect patients and prevent further spreading. Learn more.
Children with a variety of liver conditions need a range of care to stay healthy and manage their treatments.
The doctors, nurses and other specialists with the Pediatric Liver Disease Program at Riley at IU Health are highly skilled in diagnosing and treating simple to complex liver conditions. The program most often treats conditions that interrupt the flow of bile such as biliary atresia and cirrhosis.
The treatments we provide depend on your child’s specific liver condition. They include supportive care, such as nutrition and medicines, and more advanced procedures to address bleeding issues. In some cases, children with a liver condition need a liver transplant, and our liver transplant program is the only one in Indiana.
The Pediatric Liver Disease Program uses a collaborative approach. Our team includes pediatric specialists in interventional radiology, pathology, nutrition and metabolic medicine to deliver the best care for your child. We also work with expert adult hepatobiliary endoscopists/gastroenterologists who perform highly specialized procedures such as angiography, cholangiography and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) to treat bile duct problems and liver conditions. This means your child receives pioneering care.
Our doctors actively take part in many national and international research studies related to pediatric liver disease, including the study of new medicines. This gives your child access to the most advanced treatments available.
The Pediatric Liver Disease Program at Riley at IU Health is unique to Indiana. Our two pediatric transplant hepatology-certified specialists are the only ones in Indiana. The Pediatric Liver Disease Program is one of only a few in the United States. Riley at IU Health is recognized by U.S.News & World Report as one of the nation's best children’s hospitals for gastroenterology and GI surgery, including treatment of liver diseases.
We treat all Pediatric Liver Disease conditions. Below is more information about some, but not all, of the conditions that we treat.
We offer a number of different Pediatric Liver Disease services. Below are some, but not all, of the services that we provide. If you have a question about a specific service that is not listed here, please contact our program.
Treatment provided through the Pediatric Liver Disease Program is coordinated through our specialized pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology doctors.
In addition to our primary hospital location at the Academic Health Center in Indianapolis, IN, we have convenient locations to better serve our communities throughout the state.
The Liver Disease Program at Riley at IU Health provides the following forms for parents, healthcare providers and personnel. We have also curated relevant resources from other websites and provided links with brief descriptions of the information that is available.
We provide multispecialty care for a number of conditions. Below are links to our related departments.
The physicians with the Pediatric Liver Disease Program at Riley at IU Health actively collaborate with referring physicians to ensure children receive the best care possible for these complicated liver conditions. Our specialists frequently share and communicate with primary care doctors, and our program participates in many liver disease research studies.
Riley at IU Health works with referring physicians in Indiana and beyond.Refer A Patient
Pediatric Liver Disease Program physicians are involved in training all levels of learners, from medical students and residents to nurse practitioners, dietitians and pharmacists. Third- and fourth-year medical students and residents join us for inpatient and outpatient rotations. Our program trains five fellows each year.