Jefferson University Hospitals

Congenital Liver Defects

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When your child is born with a birth defect, it is a frightening time for everyone. Jefferson pediatric hepatologists and surgeons, who are affiliates of the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, are on hand to provide you and your child the best care possible.

These rare birth defects, such as biliary atresia and choledochal cysts, usually affect the bile ducts and often require surgery to reconstruct or bypass bile ducts in infants to allow for healthy liver function. The world-class liver surgeons at duPont have the specialized expertise to perform these complex procedures and give your child the best chance to live a healthy, active life.