As one of the largest programs in the country, Children’s is a recognized leader in treating children and young adults with liver disease and nutritional problems.
We have pediatric-trained doctors who are highly skilled and experienced in treating infants, children and adolescents with all types of liver disease—from the most common to those rarely seen outside of the top pediatric centers.
Some of the conditions we treat include:
- Acute liver failure
- Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency
- Autoimmune hepatitis
- Biliary atresia
- Liver cancer
- Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
- Primary sclerosing cholangitis
- Wilson's disease
- Other conditions treated
Our Liver Disease Program provides consultations, comprehensive clinics, inpatient and outpatient services, full access to surgical, intensive care and transplant services, as well as long-term follow-up care.
Our Goal and Areas of Focus
Our goal is to provide children with liver disease every opportunity to live a long and healthy life.
Our areas of focus include:
- Growth and development
- Quality of life
- The best treatment plans for patients
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Liver Transplant Program
With an average of 23 pediatric liver transplants each year, we are ranked among the top pediatric liver transplant programs in the country.
Liver Tumor Program
In collaboration with the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, we have one of the only pediatric liver tumor programs in the Southeast with a coordinated, integrated team of subspecialists, including oncology, transplant, general surgery, radiology and pathology.
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) Clinic
Led by Miriam Vos, M.D., a leader in the field of pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, this clinic is dedicated to children with NAFLD—the most common liver disease in children.
The Strong4Life Clinic is a multifaceted program for obese and overweight kids and for their families. By combining clinical, behavioral, educational and family support services, patients are given the tools needed to make crucial lifestyle changes.
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To remain at the forefront of pediatric liver transplant research, we collaborate with other centers across the country and around the world to further our efforts and expand our understanding of pediatric liver disease. Learn more about our research efforts.
Call 404-785-1832 to schedule an appointment, make a referral or to inquire about our second opinion services.