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Complete Liver Care by Pediatric Experts

Pediatric hepatologists are children’s liver doctors. Nemours treats the most complex liver conditions, including liver cancer and conditions that need a liver transplant.

Kids and young adults can develop problems with the liver because of an infection or other disease. Sometimes babies are born with liver issues. 

Other organs and systems in the body rely on the liver. Liver health and digestive health may be linked. That’s why some pediatric gastroenterologists, or specialists in kids’ digestive health, further specialize in hepatology. 

Nemours is ranked as a top hospital for gastroenterology. We also have special distinction as a pediatric liver center. We’re one of the only health systems in the country to bring together all experts in one place to help treat kids with liver cancer.

Find Liver Care From Nemours

We have many pediatric hepatology specialists and locations — find the care closest to you:

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Conditions & Treatments

We see a wide range of conditions — far too many to list here. The conditions we treat vary depending on the location and providers selected. Don’t see a condition listed? Call us.

Acute liver failure
Autoimmune hepatitis
Biliary atresia
Cystic fibrosis-associated liver disease
Fatty liver disease
Hepatitis B and C
Intestinal failure from liver disease
Metabolic liver disease
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NFLD)
Wilson's disease

Top Liver Cancer and Liver Transplant Care

  • We’re a national leader in liver transplants for kids. Our team oversees one of the largest pediatric transplant programs in the country. 
  • We tackle liver cancer in kids from every treatment angle. We have years of experience in liver cancers, with experts in surgery, oncology (cancer care), liver transplantation and interventional radiology (image-guided therapy).
  • We treat the whole range of liver problems. Whatever liver issue your child is having, we have experience with it. Hepatitis, genetic conditions, rare syndromes, biliary atresia (bile duct problem), tumors and cystic fibrosis-related liver issues are just some of the conditions we treat.
  • We hold special clinics for kids with liver disease. Here, they get convenient care from other specialists, such as weight management specialists and registered dietitians with expertise in pediatric liver disease.
  • 11 Liver transplants in 2019-2020
  • 6 Doctors on our team
  • 22,000+ Kids our gastroenterology team cares for each year

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