Gastroenterology

The Pediatric Gastroenterology (GI) Hepatology and Nutrition division is comprised of a group of physicians and healthcare professionals dedicated to patient care, research and teaching.

We specialize in the care of children with gastrointestinal and liver problems. We focus on the diagnosis and treatment of these issues. Our physicians play an active role in teaching and research. We have several areas of expertise including:

Preventing, diagnosis and treating disease of the digestive tract including the esophagus, gallbladder, stomach, pancreas, colon, small intestine and liver disease.

Special expertise includes:

Our division has over 5,000 outpatient encounters every year with more than 1,000 procedures yearly.

In order to improve the quality of care for children, our primary focus over the past few years has been the development of multidisciplinary clinics. The parenteral and enteral nutrition support (PENS) clinic has been developed to care for children and adolescents who require enteral and parenteral nutrition for a variety of disorders. This clinic has grown to follow close to 250 children with complex medical and nutritional needs. As we recognized the need for children with celiac disease, in the heartland area we have developed a multidisciplinary clinic for children with this disorder. This clinic is growing very fast and we are currently following close to 100 patients and their families.

We are currently following over 150 children with inflammatory bowel disease and have established a multidisciplinary clinic to care for these children’s complex symptoms in a “one stop shop” approach. We have a distinguished IBD Family day that takes place once a year for these patient and families.

In addition, we have very well established clinics for the care of children with feeding and growth disorders, aerodigestive diseases, food and hypersensitivity disorders and liver diseases. At the Nebraska Medical Center we are part of the liver, intestinal and multi-organ transplant programs and intestinal rehabilitation program (IRP) that have national and international recognition as ground-breaking programs. We also collaborate with the feeding disorder program at the Munroe-Meyer Institute. Our more recent endeavor has been the acquisition of manometry equipment at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center to care for children with motility disorders. We are in the process of developing a program to care for children with defecation disorders, Dysmotility disorders.  

The division has active clinical programs at both UNMC and Children’s Hospital and Medical Center. We are also proud to support a world renowned liver and small bowel transplant program.

Our division is grateful to be in association with Nebraska Medicine as well as Children’s Medical Center.

We were recently ranked as one of the top 50 Best Hospitals by U.S. News and World Report for the past three years.

Division Chief: Ruben Quiros, MD

Fellowship Program Director: Jessie Coyer

Phone: (402) 559-2412

Fax: (402) 559-9525

Mailing Address: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Gastroenterology
982161 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-2161 

Mission:

We are Nebraska Medicine and UNMC.

Our Mission is to lead the world in transforming lives to create a healthy future for all individuals and communities through premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care.

Vision: