Cystic Fibrosis Gastroenterology & Liver Clinic
Best known as a lung disease, cystic fibrosis (CF) also affects many other parts of the body, including the digestive system. At the Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Gastroenterology and Liver Clinic, we offer comprehensive gastroenterological care for children and adolescents with CF.
Most people with CF produce a sticky mucus that interferes with the digestive system, causing a range of problems, such as constipation, gallstones, rectal prolapse and liver disease. One common issue is that this mucus blocks digestive enzymes from the pancreas, resulting in loose, greasy stools; difficulty gaining weight; and vitamin deficiencies. A pediatric gastroenterologist and a cystic fibrosis dietitian from our clinic will work closely with you and the pediatric pulmonologists at the Cystic Fibrosis Center to address specific gastrointestinal needs and help your child thrive.
We welcome patients who are new to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, as well as established patients referred by other UCSF clinics.
Our locations (1)
Awards & recognition
Ranked among the nation's best in 10 specialties
One of the nation's best in gastroenterology & GI surgery
Plan your visit
What to Bring
- Photo I.D.
- Health insurance card
- Insurance authorization, if required
- Doctor's referral, if required
- Recent test results related to your child's condition
- List of medications, including dosages, plus any your child is allergic to
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes
Our research initiatives
UCSF Division of Pediatric GI, Hepatology & Nutrition Research
Tender wagging care