About Your Child’s GI, Hepatology & Nutrition Visit

Outpatient visits for gastroenterology, hepatology & nutrition

If your child is a patient who is visiting the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition for a scheduled appointment for diagnosis or treatment, and they are not staying with us overnight, they are considered to be an outpatient. Reference our outpatient visitor page to learn about key topics such as:

  • Registering upon arrival
  • What to bring to your appointment
  • Your child’s examination
  • Possible follow-up tests

We will validate your Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care parking ticket at check-in, which will provide you with a reduced parking fee for your visit.

Inpatient stays

If your child will be staying with us in the Hospital overnight or for a duration of time as they receive treatment, they are considered to be an inpatient. Reference the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition's inpatient visitor page to learn about key topics such as:

  • Preparing for your stay
  • What to expect during your stay
  • Who you will meet
  • General care and routines
  • Available child life and psychosocial services

Kohls Nutrition and Diagnostic Center

Our comprehensive Center — commonly referred to as the Endoscopy Suite — performs endoscopy, colonoscopy, enteroscopy, ERCP, motility studies, impedance/pH probes, liver biopsies and other procedures. Reference our visitor page to learn about key topics such as:

  • Tips for scheduling
  • Preparing for your child’s procedure
  • The day of your child’s procedure
  • After the procedure


Next Steps

Get a Second Opinion

Our experts are available to consult with you or your physician on second opinion requests.

About Your Child’s Visit

Here's what you can expect at your child's first visit.