Our Approach To Biliary Atresia in Children

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What Sets Us Apart

Specialists at NYU Langone’s Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital provide comprehensive care for babies and children with biliary atresia. This rare inflammatory condition usually begins shortly after birth. Biliary atresia causes a blockage in the tiny ducts that carry bile out of the liver, an organ that removes waste from the blood and produces substances to help the body to absorb vitamins and minerals. 

Early diagnosis and treatment of this condition is essential in ensuring your baby’s growth and development, and preventing damage to the liver. Our experienced pediatric specialists can diagnose and treat this condition, and monitor children into adulthood. If needed, they can make referrals to specialists in adult gastroenterology and liver diseases at NYU Langone.

Treatment at NYU Langone

Babies with biliary atresia are treated with surgery to restore the flow of bile and with medications to treat infections and inflammation. Our specialists also ensure that your child is getting the vitamins and nutrients needed for proper growth and development.


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