The Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Department at Riley at IU Health provides personalized care to children with conditions of the digestive tract, liver and pancreas and nutritional problems.
Relief for Children With Digestive and Liver Conditions
Children with digestive and liver conditions, such as inflammatory bowel disease or gastroesophageal reflux disease, may experience a range of unpleasant physical symptoms, including diarrhea, vomiting, gastrointestinal bleeding and abdominal pain. Chronic problems such as constipation or encopresis (soiling) can be socially and emotionally traumatic for patients and families. Liver diseases can also be life-threatening.
We provide comprehensive evaluations, individualized treatment plans and extensive education to help children and their families manage gastrointestinal conditions and improve symptoms. Our board certified pediatric gastroenterologists work with you and your child to improve health and ensure quality of life.
We offer specialized programs for a number of gastrointestinal conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, eosinophilic disorders and motility conditions—just to name a few. As a regional referral hospital, our gastroenterology team performs more than 2,500 pediatric endoscopy procedures and cares for more than 300 new pediatric liver patients each year.
Now Offering Virtual Visits
Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Riley Children’s Health is now scheduling virtual visits for patients throughout the state. Our skilled experts offer quick access from home to expert care through video visits for G.I., liver and nutritional problems. Virtual visits typically last anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. Visits may include a discussion of your child’s history, answering questions, examinations, diagnoses, and instructions for treatment. To schedule an appointment or to ask more questions about the virtual visits, call 317.944.3774.
When doing a virtual visit, be sure to allow access to your camera and microphone if you are using your phone. If you are connecting via desktop, be sure to test your computer settings.
Nationally Ranked Quality Care
Our Pediatric Gastroenterology Department is ranked in the top 25 by U.S.News & World Report. Our team is renowned for their care, thanks to our long history of studying and treating conditions of the digestive tract, liver and pancreas. Dr. Joseph Fitzgerald, who pioneered the field of pediatric gastroenterology, founded the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition in 1969 within the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics.
Conditions & Services
Our pediatric specialists provide patient- and family-centered care for most related conditions. The links below provide more specific information about some, but not all, of the conditions that we treat.
We offer a number of different Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition services. Below are some, but not all, of the services that we provide. If you have a question about a specific service that is not listed here, please contact our department.
Our pediatric gastroenterologists are fellowship-trained, meaning they completed three years of post-medical school training in pediatrics and an additional three years in pediatric gastroenterology training. They serve as faculty members of the Indiana University School of Medicine and often speak at national conferences, give lectures at other medical schools and teaching hospitals and publish articles on our gastrointestinal and liver disease research.
In addition to our primary hospital location at the Academic Health Center in Indianapolis, IN, we have convenient locations to better serve our communities throughout the state.
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Department Forms & Resources
Department Forms & Resources
To reduce the stress and wait times of your child's first visit, we encourage you to print and fill out the forms below. You may return the completed forms to:
705 Riley Hospital Lane, ROC 4210
Indianapolis, IN 46202.
You may also fax them three days prior to your child's appointment to 317.944.8521.
Our team also recommends the following resources.
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We offer the following specialty programs:
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For Health Professionals
The Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Department works with referring physicians all across Indiana. We see gastroenterology patients at a variety of locations throughout the state.
Evaluation & Management Guidelines
Our comprehensive team has put together a tool to help physicians treat patients with obesity. These guidelines are to be used as a reference. If you have any specific questions about this tool or more, please reach out to our team.
Riley Obesity Evaluation & Management Guidelines (PDF) - to view this interactive PDF, you'll need to download and view the PDF in Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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We are committed to providing excellent training opportunities. In partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine, we offer a medical student clerkship and a residency program, and our pediatric gastroenterology fellowship training program is highly regarded.