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BIRMINGHAM (September 9, 2013) – Children requiring specialized care for liver, gallbladder and bile duct disorders now have a treatment option at Children’s of Alabama with the opening of a new multidisciplinary Hepatobiliary Clinic. Children’s becomes only the second hospital in the southeastern U.S. to have a pediatric Hepatobiliary Clinic.
Patients are seen after Children’s has received a referral from a primary care physician, gastroenterologist or surgeon. The clinic meets in Children’s McWane Building on its Russell Campus where hepatologists, pediatric and transplant surgeons and transplant specialists provide treatment the first Thursday of each month.
Other disorders treated include:
* Liver disease
* Metabolic disorders
* Biliary cirrhosis
* Biliary atresia
* Choledochal cyst
* Sclerosing cholangitis
* Benign and malignant liver tumors
* Bile duct cancer
* Budd-Chiari syndrome
* Gallbladder disease
Children’s of Alabama is a private, not-for-profit medical center that has been providing injured and ill children, in the state and across the southeast, with specialized care since 1911. US News and World Report ranked Children’s of Alabama among the top children’s hospitals in the nation for the past four years. Children’s of Alabama is the third largest pediatric facility in the U.S., with more than two million square feet. Both inpatient and outpatient services are provided on the Russell Campus, with additional outpatient services at Children’s on 3rd, Children’s South and dozens of medical practices throughout central Alabama. For more information, visit childrensal.org.