Specialists at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone 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 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.