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Boston Children's Gastroenterology Procedure Unit offers exceptional care for children with gastrointestinal, pancreatic and hepatobiliary disorders, as well as aerodigestive disorders.
Boston Children's Gastroenterology Procedure Unit specializes in allergic and eosinophilic disorders, Celiac disease, chronic diarrhea, constipation, gastroesophageal reflux, pancreatic disease, malabsorption disorders, recurrent respiratory disorders and more. Ongoing research projects include use of endoscopic ultrasound, sedation for procedures, chronic esophageal disease, polyposis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
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19 attending physicians, 12 nurses and 6 endoscopy technicians support the day-to-day practice of the unit. All nurses and physicians are certified in pediatric advanced life support (PALS).
Our team also assists in the care of children with life-threatening cases in other areas of the hospital, such as the intensive care and surgical units, using our portable equipment.
Our faculty works on the forefront of care and research within gastroenterology. Here, Dr. Fox, director of the GPU, discusses the recurrence of juvenile polyps in children. His work is a result of collaboration with specialists through Boston Children's.
Our newly designed facility opened in the spring of 2006 and is located on the fifth floor of the Pavilion Building at Children’s Hospital Boston.
The facility includes a reception and family waiting area, a patient intake and post-procedure recovery area with separate isolation rooms, four large procedure rooms equipped for moderate sedation or general anesthesia, portable digital fluoroscopy, high-definition video monitors and connections for live video conferences.
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