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The Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Department at Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, specializes in diseases affecting the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, colon and other digestive organs in children.


One of the nation's best in Gastroenterology. In its 2011-12 edition of "Best Children's Hospitals," U.S. News & World Report ranks our Gastroenterology program #31 out of 177 programs surveyed.

The board-certified faculty members are the sole providers for pediatric digestive diseases in San Diego and Imperial Counties, providing consultations for patients and physicians on all aspects of gastrointestinal disease in the inpatient and outpatient setting, including diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopies, living-related and cadaveric liver transplantation, liver diseases, obesity, wellness and nutrition, eosinophilic esophagitis, motility disorders, parenteral and enteral nutritional supplementation, and disorders of the pancreas and gallbladder. The division has outpatient clinic centers at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego (RCHSD), Balboa Naval Medical Center, and Kaiser-Permanente. They also provide outpatient satellite care in Escondido, Murrieta, and Encinitas.

Patient Care at Rady Children's division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition