Esophageal Atresia Treatment Program

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Contact the Esophageal Atresia Treatment Program

  • 1-617-355-3038
  • International: +1-617-355-5209
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The Esophageal Atresia Treatment (EAT) Program at Boston Children's Hospital cares for infants, children and young adults with esophageal and airway problems.

Patients and their families come to Boston Children’s Hospital from all over the world for treatments they can’t receive anywhere else. For our team, these very rare esophageal conditions are not rare at all. Our doctors have the knowledge and skill only time and experience can provide.

Our treatments are the most effective surgical approaches in the world, helping children with airway and esophageal problems to eventually eat and breathe normally.  Our goal is to help each and every child achieve a healthy esophagus and airway.

Our program specializes in testing and treating:

Learn more about the conditions we treat.

Why Choose Boston Children’s Hospital for Esophageal Disorders

Boston Children’s Esophageal Atresia Treatment Program is world renowned for our:

  • Unmatched surgical expertise: Boston Children’s is the only hospital in the world to offer the Foker process to treat long-gap esophageal atresia and related problems. Our surgeons have many techniques to grow the esophagus in order to treat many types of previously untreatable esophageal conditions in children. Our surgeons also offer more expertise in esophageal replacement using jejunal interposition than can be found anywhere else.  For children with tracheomalacia, we have unmatched expertise in aortopexy, tracheopexy and tracheoplasty procedures. Our outcomes are the best the country—our data shows shorter hospital stays and faster recovery for our patients.
  • Nationally recognized care: U.S.News & World Report ranks Boston Children's Hospital higher in more specialties than any other children's hospital in the country. Our team leverages the broad expertise throughout Boston Children’s Hospital to ensure extraordinary management of every aspect of your child’s wellbeing.
  • Minimally Invasive Techniques: Minimally invasive techniques, such as robotic procedures, result in less pain and scarring and faster recovery.
  • Customized treatment: Our team will develop a customized treatment plan that meets your child's physical, emotional and social needs—one that involves you and your family at every step of the treatment, from diagnosis to surgery and recovery.

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.

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