How do I make an appointment?
Aerodigestive Center clinic is held on Tuesdays. To request an appointment call 617-355-0897
We will request that you send us all medical records relevant to the aerodigestive care of your child. These can be sent by mail or faxed to 617-730-0043. Our mailing address is:
Boston Children’s Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Attn: Aerodigestive Center
We also request that all radiologic imaging be sent to us on a CD for our specialists to review. Depending on your child’s needs, we will schedule appointments with our otolaryngologists, pulmonologists and gastroenterologists. Other appointments with specialists will be coordinated if needed.
What should I bring to the appointment?
Please bring any relevant clinical information with you that will help us provide your child with the best possible care. These may include x-rays, MRIs, computed tomography (CT or CAT) scans, pathology studies, operating room notes or doctor notes from earlier medical visits your child may have had.
How long will the appointment last?
Patients visiting the Aerodigestive Center typically meet with a number of specialists during their visit. Each specialty appointment takes about an hour. Your visit may take up to 3 hours for the initial appointment but may be shorter for follow up appointments, if needed.
What happens during the appointment?
Your child will meet with specialists from Division of Pulmonary and Respiratory Diseases, and Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition who will review the medical history and perform a physical exam. Additional testing (chest x-rays, pulmonary function test, etc.) may also be coordinated on the same day.
What happens after the appointment?
The team meets to discuss its findings and a member of the Aerodigestive Center team will contact you to provide information about diagnosis and treatment options.