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Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Introduction of department

The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at KNU Children's Hospital provides expert comprehensive multidisciplinary evaluation and management of all pediatric gastrointestinal and liver conditions. Our tertiary service comprises outpatient and inpatient care, and a comprehensive variety of investigations and treatments.

  • A
    Our service offers care for neonates, infants, children and young adults with a wide variety of conditions:
  • 1
    General gastrointestinal conditions which include:
    Chronic refractory constipation
    Crohn's disease
    Cystic fibrosis associated gastrointestinal disease
    Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders
    Food allergy
    Gastroesophageal reflux disease
    Helicobacter pylori
    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
    Irritable Bowel syndrome (IBS)
    Malabsorption disorders
    Motility disorders
    Pancreatitis: Acute and chronic
    Ulcerative colitis
    Irritable Bowel syndrome
  • 2
    Liver conditions which include
    Acute liver failure
    Autoimmune hepatitis
    Biliary atresia
    Fatty liver disease
    Metabolic liver disease
    Primary sclerosing cholangitis
    Viral hepatitis
    Wilson's disease
  • 3
    Complex nutritional conditions which include :
    Intestinal failure
    Nutritional programs associated with other complex disorders (eg. oncological, immunological,
    gastrointestinal conditions)
    Short bowel syndrome
  • B
    Investigations and treatments
    We offer a comprehensive variety of investigations and treatments :
  • 1
    Investigations :
    Capsule endoscopy
    MR/CT enteroscopy
    gastroscopy and colonoscopy
    TDM (therapeutic drug monitoring) of IBD medication
    FilmArray Gastrointestinal Panel (22 targets), Fecal calprotectin
    Next Generation Sequencing, Diagnostic Exome Sequencing
  • 2
    Exclusive enteral nutrition
    Therapeutic endoscopy
    PEG (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, tube and button type)
    Liver biopsy
    Liver transplantation
  • 3
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease service
    The Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) service provides care for over 200 complex IBD patients and is one of the largest units in Korea. We provide comprehensive care for our patients from the point of referral right through to diagnosis, treatment and long term management.


  • Choi, Sujin
    • Department
      • Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Neonatal (preterm and high risk infants) Follow-up Clinic
    • Specialty
        1. Gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary diseases, nutritional diseases
  • Kang, Ben
    • Department
      • Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
    • Specialty
        1. Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis), Gastrointestinal diseases, Pediatric endoscopy
  • Choe, Byung-ho
    • Department
      • Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
    • Specialty
        1. Gastrointestinal and liver disease, Therapeutic endoscopy