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There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
The first step in treating your child’s esophageal or tracheal condition is getting an accurate and complete diagnosis. Our team must first understand all the problems facing your child before designing a treatment plan specifically for your child.
Esophageal atresia can be detected either pre-natally or very shortly after birth, usually right after your baby first tries to feed. If your baby has EA, she might sputter, cough and choke, because the liquid may be filling up the back of her throat and blocking her airway. There are a few ways to detect EA:
Families from around the world come to the Esophageal and Airway Treatment (EAT) Center at Boston Children’s Hospital for expert testing by a team of doctors with significant expertise in these disorders. Our doctors are focused on giving every child as normal an esophagus as possible, and a healthy life, no matter how severe or complicated the condition.
It is very important to have your child evaluated by doctors who diagnose and treat these disorders frequently. This expertise is necessary because:
Our team of doctors will perform advanced and minimally invasive tests to understand your child’s condition as well other related problems that may exist, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). These tests may include:
After the evaluation is complete, our experts will meet to review and discuss what they have learned about your child's condition. They will share the results with you and outline the best treatment options available.
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To make an appointment or speak with a member of our team, please call 617-355-3038.
For families residing outside of the United States, please call Boston Children's International Health Services at +01-617-355-5209.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”