Pediatric Gastroenterology

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

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Ochsner For Children's Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition provides state-of-the-art, comprehensive and compassionate care for all childhood and adolescent gastrointestinal and liver diseases in a multidisciplinary setting. Our providers treat more than 2,300 unique patients each year.

To Schedule a Patient Appointment 

Call 504.842.3900

For Referring Physicians

For 24/7 phone consults and/or transfers, please call our Regional Referral Center: 1.855.OHS.LINK (1.855.647.5465)

For fast track appointment access to any Ochsner clinic, contact the Ochsner Clinic Concierge, our dedicated physician referral line, at 1-855-312-4190.

Services Include:

  • Outpatient and inpatient clinics for general gastrointestinal/liver disease
    • Clinics in Metairie/New Orleans, Slidell and Raceland, Louisiana
  • Outpatient Recurrent Abdominal Pain Clinic
    • A specialized clinic for recurrent abdominal pain is offered to our patients. Comprehensive nutritional inpatient and outpatient services are available with the support of a dedicated pediatric dietitian.
  • Outpatient pediatric dietitian services
  • Infliximab infusions for Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients
  • Endoscopy Suite
    • For our procedures, we have a dedicated endoscopy suite equipped with full pediatric anesthesia coverage. We perform more than 800 pediatric procedures annually.
  • Pediatric liver transplant - care in conjunction with the Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute's liver transplant team
    • Our liver transplant program has been ranked #1 in the nation for two consecutive years with outcomes better than national transplant benchmarks. Our pediatric transplant patients are managed in this program by a multidisciplinary group of physicians, including transplant surgeons and pediatric specialists, as well as other healthcare professionals.

Ochsner ranked #1 in Liver Transplants

Conditions Treated:

Treatment available for inpatient and outpatient management of general gastrointestinal and liver pathology, including:

  • Abdominal migraines
  • Abdominal pain
  • Celiac disease
  • Congenital causes of liver disease
  • Constipation
  • Cyclic vomiting syndrome
  • Diarrhea
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Neonatal cholestasis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Reflux and peptic ulcer disease
  • Viral hepatitis

Procedures Available:

  • Rectal suction biopsies
  • Gastrostomy button care and replacements
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • Esophageal dilatation
  • Esophageal and ano-rectal manometry
  • Esophageal varices banding and sclerotherapy
  • Colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopic polypectomy
  • pH probe studies
  • BRAVO pH studies
  • Small bowel video capsule endoscopy
  • Therapeutic and diagnostic ERCP for pediatric patients
  • Percutaneous liver biopsy