Liver Care Center (Hepatology)

Our team of pediatric liver doctors (hepatologists) are leaders in treating complex pediatric liver disorders. We use innovative state-of-the-art techniques and therapies, along with pioneering research, to treat all stages of liver disease and disease in related organs, including the gallbladder, pancreas, and biliary tree. Our team works closely with our renowned liver transplant team to care for children with advanced liver failure, and with the Alagille Syndrome Program to provide nationally recognized care for children with this syndrome who have multiorgan needs.

Doctors are supported by a comprehensive team of dedicated care coordinators, registered dietitians, social workers, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, all with specialized training in hepatology. We partner with Stanford Health Care’s Liver Clinic to provide the very latest treatments available through clinical trials and cutting-edge research.

Conditions we treat

Complications of Chronic Liver Disease

  • Esophageal varices
  • Hepatic fibrosis, Liver fibrosis
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Portal hypertension
  • Hepatopulmonary syndrome
  • Ascites

Liver Infections and Hepatitis 

Liver Masses and Tumors 

  • Benign neoplasm of liver
  • Liver hemangioma
  • Liver tumor
  • Hepatic adenoma
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma

Cholestasis and Jaundice 

  • Bilary atresia 
  • Alagille syndrome 
  • Gilbert syndrome
  • Byler syndrome, Intrahepatic cholestasis, Congenital hyperbilirubinemia, Conjugated hyperbilirubinemia, Direct hyperbilirubinemia
  • Disorder of bilirubin metabolism
  • Conjugated hyperbilirubinemia

Genetic and Metabolic Liver Disease 

Drug Induced Liver Injury 

  • Toxic liver disease

Disease of the Biliary System 

  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Secondary biliary cirrhosis
  • Biliary cirrhosis, Obstructive biliary cirrhosis, Biliary liver cirrhosis
  • Choledochal cyst
  • Gallstones
  • Cholangitis

Cholecystitis

  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Elevated GGT
  • Carolli syndrome

Autoimmune Liver Disease 

Vascular Anomalies 

  • Portal vein thrombosis
  • Abernathy malformation
  • Budd-Chiari
  • Cavernous transformation of the portal vein
  • Porto-systemic shunt

Other

  • Congenital hepatic fibrosis
  • Hepatomegaly
  • Splenomegaly
  • Intestinal failure associated liver disease

Heart-Liver Disease 

  • Congestive hepatopathy