Current Environment:

The Endoscopy Unit at Boston Children's Hospital cares for kids with gastrointestinal, pancreatic, and hepatobiliary disorders, from diagnosis to long-term follow-up care.

The Endoscopy Unit at Boston Children's Hospital is a subspecialty area within the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. The Endoscopy Unit supports various programs within the hospital, including the Clinical Nutrition, Motility, and Pulmonary programs. Our specialists provide some of the most comprehensive and cutting-edge endoscopic services in the country for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults who require routine endoscopic procedures, as well as advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

Families of patients requiring these types of endoscopic procedures are referred to our program by pediatricians and pediatric gastroenterologists from New England, all of the United States, and from around the world.

Our services

We offer comprehensive services for patients, their families, and referring physicians, including:

  • complete range of sedation and anesthesiology services
  • a variety of specialized endoscopic and radiographic examinations
  • access to investigational procedures in clinical trials
  • coordination of scheduling and care plans with primary care and other specialty physicians
  • long-term follow-up care

Our expertise

Current areas of research within the Endoscopy Program at Boston Children's include use of endoscopic ultrasound, sedation for procedures, polyposis, and motility disorders.

Boy, parent, and clinician look at monitor in hospital room

What's it like to have an endoscopy?

Having an endoscopy might seem scary — but not when you and your child know what to expect.