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Alexander Opotowsky - Cardiologist, Boston Adult Congenital Heart Program
The BACH service provides 24-hour access to consultation and care. Urgent office visits can be arranged as needed, and routine follow-up appointments are normally on time. Also, we pride ourselves on prompt communication with primary care providers.
Our services range from outpatient to inpatient to intensive care, and include:
Clinicians in our outpatient service see BACH patients on a routine basis and during emergencies. We run outpatient clinics at Boston Children's Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital at Waltham and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
We provide comprehensive diagnostic testing, offer complete therapeutic interventions, and coordinate patient care with specialty services within Boston Children's or at one of our affiliated hospitals: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, the Dana Farber Cancer Center and the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health.
Disty Pearson, PA-C - Physician Asst., Boston Adult Congenital Heart Program
Outpatient Services Include:
Our inpatient service treats, consults, and admits patients to three separate hospitals:
The decision regarding which hospital to visit for inpatient care is reevaluated on a regular basis depending on the particular areas of expertise that are needed to best evaluate, diagnose and treat you.
The inpatient team is available 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week and works in conjunction with specialists at each hospital to ensure complete and comprehensive care.
Areas of expertise include:
Our team collaborates with specialists such as electrophysiologists, cardiac surgeons, oncologists, gastroenterologists, hematologists and nephrologists.
In addition to our medical services, the BACH team provides teaching and education regarding the various congenital heart defects, interventions and management to interns, residents and fellows.
Patients who have had chronic childhood illness can benefit from transitioning into an adult program designed specifically to meet their needs. Programs for adults with congenital heart disease differ from the pediatric model in the following ways:
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