Esophageal and Airway Treatment Center | Patient Resources

When your child is diagnosed with an esophageal disorder, your questions and concerns can sometimes feel overwhelming. At Boston Children’s Hospital, our approach to treatment is more than medical and surgical care—it’s also education and support for your entire family.

We hope you find these resources helpful in preparing for your visit and understanding the journey ahead.

Esophageal Disorder Resources

Boston Children’s Hospital: Coping and support

No parent wants his or her child to be ill, and it's important to remember that you and your family aren't alone. There's a lot of support available here at Boston Children's for you and your family, and here are some of the ways we can help:

  • Patient education: From the office visit to pre-op to the recovery room, our nurses will be on hand to walk you through your child's treatment and help answer any questions you may have—How long will I be separated from my child during surgery? What will the operating room be like? They will also reach out to you by phone, continuing the care and support you received while at Boston Children's.
  • Parent to parent: Want to talk with someone whose child has been treated for tracheomalacia? We can often put you in touch with other families who have been through similar experiences and can share with you their experience at Boston Children's.
  • Faith-based support: If you are in need of spiritual support, we will help connect you with the Children's chaplaincy. Our program includes nearly a dozen clergy representing Episcopal, Jewish, Lutheran, Muslim, Roman Catholic, Unitarian and United Church of Christ traditions who will listen to you, pray with you and help you observe your own faith practices during your hospital experience.
  • Social work: Our clinical social workers have helped many other families in your situation. Your social worker can offer counseling and assistance with issues such as coping with your child's diagnosis, stresses relating to coping with illness and dealing with financial difficulties.

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment or speak with a member of our team, please call 617-355-3038.

International Patients

For families residing outside of the United States, please call Boston Children's International Health Services at +01-617-355-5209.