Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

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Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Resources for Families

Thousands of children are diagnosed with digestive and nutritional disorders each year in the United States.

At The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, we understand this can be an extremely challenging and disorienting time for your child and your family. You want to know what disease or condition your child has — and what treatment options are available to make them feel better.

The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at CHOP provides comprehensive information about the treatment and management of these pediatric digestive conditions, as well as a host of additional resources that may help you today and as your child grows.

GI resources at CHOP

About your visit

This page details what you need to know before your child's first visit with the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at CHOP. We explain what you need to bring, how to get here, and what happens during your child's examination and follow-up appointments. See about your visit.

Services available

The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at CHOP provides outpatient services in 10 locations. For details about our comprehensive diagnostic services, inpatient care and specialty programs, see our services

GI glossary

The Division has compiled an A-to-Z listing and explanation of common diagnostic tests, procedures and terms related to gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition. See the GI Glossary.

Patient forms

For your convenience, we offer a number of medical forms online. You can save time at your first appointment by printing and filling out these forms before your visit. Learn more about patient forms.

GI training videos

Some children may require a nasogastric (NG) tube to receive the nutrients they need to grow. In this training video series, clinicians at CHOP present a overview of NG tubes including family demonstrations. Watch the GI training videos.

CHOP-Penn Transition Program for digestive, liver and pancreatic medicine

The CHOP-Penn Transition Program includes adult and pediatric gastroenterologists, hepatologists, a full-time nurse practitioner and other healthcare providers from CHOP and Penn Medicine, working together to ensure a smooth transition to adult care. Our team works closely with you and your child to prepare you for the transition years in advance, and then provide comprehensive support during the process. Watch our transition video series

Resources for all CHOP families

All patient families at CHOP have access to hospital-wide support programs that ease some of the burdens associated with caring for a sick child. 

To give your child and family support

To better organize your child's care

To help with other matters

To help you find resources close to home

External GI-related resources 

Use the links below to connect with national resources including professional societies, disease-specific foundations and government websites.

Contact us

To schedule an appointment with the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at CHOP, please call 215-590-3630.

Reviewed by: Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition team
Date: January 2013

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Contact Us

To schedule or change an appointment, please call

215-590-3630

For other questions or information, please call

267-426-2270

About Your Visit

To learn more about the what you can expect from the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition at CHOP, see about your visit.

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