Children's Hospital Colorado
Digestive Health Institute

Digestive Health Institute

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

Pediatric Gastroenterology (GI), Hepatology and Nutrition

#7 In the nation by U.S. News & World Report
14 Countries served
30,000+ Total patient visits in 2016

The Digestive Health Institute at Children's Hospital Colorado provides high quality, comprehensive care from board-certified experts in esophageal, intestinal, liver, pancreatic and nutritional disorders of children. Our physicians are nationally recognized for their expertise and innovation and are skilled in the most up-to-date and innovative diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for kids.

Digestive Health Institute physicians provide consultation to community physicians for many common GI problems of childhood, such as recurrent abdominal pain, chronic diarrhea, vomiting and constipation, and for complex and rare disorders. They work closely and communicate with primary care providers to provide a timely evaluation and diagnosis and initiate the appropriate treatment plan.

We are dedicated to providing family-centered care involving you and your child in all decision making. We are actively involved in a variety of state-of-the-art clinical and translational research studies to advance the health and care of children with GI and liver diseases. 

Here, it’s different.™

(From left) Pediatric gastroenterologist Edward Hoffenberg, MD; genetic counselor Alexandra Suttman, MS, CGC; and pediatric oncologist Lindsey Hoffman, DO, talk genetics with a patient and her mom.

Prevention in the uncharted world of childhood polyposis

Intestinal polyps form during childhood for a variety of reasons, many of them not well understood. Our team is collaborating to find the answers.

Learn about our research

Children's Colorado in the news


Parents Say Popular Toy is a Magnet for Disaster

September 24, 2017

Two-year-old Ella swallowed powerful magnets and was taken to Children's Colorado for immediate care. Dr. Robert Kramer, co-medical director of the Digestive Health Institute performed a specialized endoscopy to retrieve the magnets and prevent major surgery.

The Scientist

The Celiac Surge

June 1, 2017

Previous studies have shown that celiac disease affects approximately 1 percent of the American population. A team of researchers, led by Edwin Liu, MD, director for the Colorado Center for Celiac Disease, recently found that children in the Denver metro area actually exhibit celiac disease in up to 3 percent of the population, which is the highest prevalence determined to date in the U.S.