Programs and Services

The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Program offers many specialized services for children and teenagers with gastrointestinal, liver and nutritional disorders.

Our comprehensive programs, services and clinics include:

General Gastroenterology

We provide care to general gastroenterology patients. Gastroenterologists also treat patients with conditions related to their specialty, including:

  • Celiac disease
  • Complex nutritional problems
  • Congenital metabolism errors
  • Diarrhea/constipation
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding 
  • Helicobacter pylori infection
  • Pancreatitis (acute and chronic)
  • Vomiting

Aerodigestive Center

We offer aerodigestive care through gastroenterology, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), pulmonary medicine and access to voice disorder specialists, nutritionists and speech pathologists for children with conditions, including:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic cough with or without reflux or laryngopharyngeal disease
  • Feeding problems associated with oral-pharyngeal dysfunction
  • Hoarseness, noninfectious pharyngitis/laryngitis
  • Laryngopharyngeal diseases with coexisting esophageal and respiratory disease
  • Recurrent aspiration and/or pneumonia with reflux and/or laryngopharyngeal issues
  • Reflux/gastroesophageal reflux disease

Colorectal Clinic

Our colorectal clinic provides care for children with surgical diseases resulting in constipation, soiling, poor motility and pain as a consequence or complication of the disease. Our multidisciplinary team of surgeons and specialists care for children with:

Combined Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Children's offers some of the country's best treatments for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. We offer a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to care that allows patients to be seen by many providers all in one visit.

Eosinophilic esophagitis/gastroenteritis

We offer consultations from a gastroenterologist, allergist and nutritionist. With all these services in the same clinic, your child will benefit from easy access to doctors with a range of specialties. Our staff treats conditions, including:

  • Allergic gastrointestinal disease (gastroenteritis)
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Food allergies that affect the gastrointestinal tract

Integrated Enteral Feeds Advancement Team (IEAT)

Our Integrated Enteral Feeds Advancement Team (IEAT) is a multidisciplinary clinic for patients with feeding tubes who may eventually be able to take most of their nutrition by mouth. This includes most children with feeding tubes.

Liver Disease Program

We are home to one of the Southeast's leading pediatric liver disease programs. We treat a large variety of liver-related conditions and complications, including:

  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Biliary tract disease (biliary atresia)
  • Chronic viral hepatitis
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Hepatitis (abnormal liver enzymes) and acute liver failure
  • Liver transplant
  • Neonatal jaundice
  • Sclerosing cholangitis
  • Wilson's disease

Weight and Wellness

Through our Health4Life Program, we provide a holistic approach to obesity. Families complete a nutritional assessment by a dietician to develop family-based lifestyle changes—with medication, if needed—to improve long-term health. Our staff can treat many conditions, including:

  • Dyslipidemias
  • Hypertension