Children's Hospital Colorado

Second Opinions for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology

We pioneer and deliver some of the most groundbreaking treatments available for digestive disorders in children of all ages.

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At Children’s Hospital Colorado’s Digestive Health Institute, we see more, treat more and heal more kids with digestive health conditions than any other hospital in the Rocky Mountain region. In fact, we’re the #1 pediatric gastroenterology and gastrointestinal (GI) surgery program in the nation as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

Here, we routinely diagnose and treat pediatric digestive conditions ranging from the most common to the very rare. Whether your family is looking for help addressing a known diagnosis or is still looking for answers, our experts can provide an in-person second opinion that will give you peace of mind and help ensure your child receives the best care available.

We’ll collect your child’s health information in an initial phone call, and then schedule an in-person second opinion appointment with the best experts for your family.

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Digestive Health Institute

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Why request a second opinion from our Digestive Health Institute

Our Digestive Health Institute is nationally recognized for our care. Here, we provide high quality and comprehensive digestive care from board-certified experts in esophageal, gastrointestinal, liver, pancreatic and nutritional disorders in children. We’ll work with you and your child’s primary care doctor or pediatrician to find answers and recommend treatments that will improve your child’s medical care and quality of life.

Our experts are leading the field in developing treatments and cures for some of the most serious pediatric digestive conditions, from liver failure to chronic pancreatitis. We see patients from across Colorado, the Rocky Mountain region, the U.S. and even internationally. And we’re committed to providing child- and family-centered care with support from child life specialists, amenities and spaces that make care easier on kids.

What specialties or programs offer a second opinion?

The specialists you will see depend on your child’s diagnosis. Some of the programs that commonly provide second opinions include:

Learn more about our pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology programs. Or, see a list of the digestive conditions we treat.

At Children’s Colorado, we involve multiple pediatric specialists to care for all aspects of a child’s health. This is called multidisciplinary care. Though your journey may start with pediatric gastroenterology or hepatology, we will be able to consult with other specialists as needed.

If you have a question about a second opinion for a specific condition, please call us at 720-777-6669.

What should I prepare before my second opinion call?

During your initial inquiry over the phone, we’ll ask you to provide contact information and details about your child’s health history. Please have the following information ready:

Patient and contact information

  • Patient name
  • Patient date of birth
  • Address
  • Name of parent/guardian
  • Your child’s primary care doctor or pediatrician’s name and contact information including phone number, address and email, if known
  • Insurance information (name, group, member ID)
  • Phone number and alternate emergency phone number
  • Email address

We’ll also ask for details about your child’s health history and where they have received medical care.

Clinical information

  • A summary or description of your child’s disease, diagnosis and symptoms
  • Your child’s GI specialty provider name and contact information (if applicable)
  • A complete list of locations where your child has previously received or is currently receiving care related to this concern
  • Your goals for the second opinion evaluation

We’ll also discuss what information and records we will need prior to your child’s appointment. Our team is available to guide you throughout the process.

Where will my child be seen for their in-person appointment?

We see many patients at our hospital on Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. We also offer pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology services at other Children’s Colorado locations in the Denver Metro and Colorado Springs areas. We will work with you to find an appointment time and location that is most convenient for your family.

See a list of Digestive Health Institute locations.

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