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Specialty Programs and Centers

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program

Our program takes a collaborative approach to caring for kids with IBD. Our team includes pediatric gastroenterologists specializing in IBD, pediatric surgeons, nutritionists, pathologists, pharmacists, social workers and child life specialists.

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Chest Wall Deformities

Chest wall deformities, or abnormal development and appearance of the chest, can vary from mild to severe. These deformities are considered to be congenital and may be apparent at birth or later in childhood. 

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Pediatric Surgical Oncology Program

Our world-reknowned group of pediatric surgeons are experts in the treatment of children with cancer. Working in close collaboration with the pediatric oncologists, our pediatric surgeons provide surgical care to our patients.

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LIFE Program

The goal of the LIFE Program is to provide education and expert medical care to children with complex birth defects to foster the development of a healthy, well-adjusted, and independent adult. 

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Fetal Treatment Program

Under the direction of Dr. Michael Harrison, the Fetal Treatment Center was the first institution to develop fetal surgery techniques. The first open fetal surgery in the world was performed at UCSF in the early 1980's. We continue our dedication to research and innovation.

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Pediatric Intestinal Rehabilitation & Transplant Program

The Pediatric Intestinal Rehabilitation & Transplant Program specializes in caring for children with intestinal failure. This failure happens when the intestines can no longer digest food and absorb the fluids, electrolytes and nutrients essential for a child to live and develop normally.


Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Center

The UCSF Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Center was founded in 1991. We have provided state-of-the-art, highly specialized care for all types of vascular birthmarks and anomalies, from the most common to the rare and complex.

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Pediatric Pancreas Program

The Pediatric Pancreas Program provides expert care for children of all ages, from infants to teens, with acute or chronic pancreatic conditions. We're one of the few approved National Pancreas Foundation centers in California.

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Trauma Center

The Trauma Care Center at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland is an ACS verified Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center (one of only five in California) and is dedicated exclusively to caring for children.

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Pediatric Liver Center

Dedicated to the care of infants, children, and adolescents with disorders of the liver and bile ducts. Our team of experts span the complete spectrum of medical and surgical disciplines to provide the best possible comprehensive care for patients with complex liver diseases. 

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