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Pediatric Biliary Atresia

Key points about biliary atresia in children

  • Biliary atresia is a rare liver disorder that occurs in newborn babies..
  • Experts don’t know what causes the disease.
  • If not treated with surgery, biliary atresia can be fatal.
  • At some point, your child may need a liver transplant.
  • After a liver transplant, your child must take medicines to stop the body from attacking, or rejecting, the new liver.
    Children's Team

    Children's Team


    Evan Nadler

    Evan Nadler

    Director, Child and Adolescent Weight-loss Surgery Program
    Co-Director, Obesity Program


    Hepatology Program

    Our Hepatology Program provides specialized diagnostic, evaluation and treatment services for children with a variety of liver diseases. The program is coordinated through the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.

    Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

    Our gastroenterology experts provide expert diagnosis and treatments for children with digestive, liver and nutrition disorders.