Quality & Outcomes: Pediatric Gastroenterology & Hepatology
The SLUCare Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital is ranked among the best in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report’s listing of “Best Children’s Hospitals” for 2016 - 2017.
Our physicians are nationally recognized and strive to provide the most effective, advanced treatment options available. With a leading pediatric liver transplant program and innovations in research, we are on the cutting edge of care, ensuring the best possible outcomes for our patients. Our team has advanced expertise in treating multiple conditions, including:
Leaders in Liver Transplant
Our transplant surgeons and liver specialists have attained a 100% survival rate for liver transplants patients within the first year of surgery, compared to a 61% national average. We have also attained a low waiting list mortality rate compared to national data. We attribute our success to our strong team approach, focused on excellent care of patients prior to and after transplant.
Our hospital, through its affiliation with Saint Louis University School of Medicine is a member of Studies in Pediatric Liver Transplantation, a nationally recognized group.
Specialized Programs & Clinical Trials
The SLUCare Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon is heavily involved in a number of clinical trials. We’ve taken our knowledge and expertise and used it to develop a number of specialty clinics, to more closely focus on our patients and their unique needs. Our current involvement includes:
- Hepatitis C clinical trials
- Hepatitis B Research Network
- Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis Clinical Research Network
- Improve Care Now – research network for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Short Bowel Syndrome Center