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In one two- to three-day visit to Cincinnati Children’s, your child will receive a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan by our team of pediatric specialists.
Prior to your child’s visit, our multidisciplinary team will meet to carefully review your child’s medical history. The team of specialists will then determine exactly which tests need to be conducted during your child’s diagnostic procedure.
Lastly, we’ll share with you an itinerary that is created specifically for your child that will help you understand what to expect during your visit.
If your child has an esophageal disorder (esophageal atresia, tracheoesophageal fistula, etc.) or requires surgery, we have the expertise to help.
First, our specialists meet with your family, review your child’s medical history together and evaluate your child.
the planned diagnostic procedures are performed. Your child is put
under anesthesia only once during this time, and your child's entire
team of sub-specialists is present together in the operating room to
ensure a thorough diagnostic evaluation. Sometimes additional tests are
needed before recommending a specific treatment plan, although your
child will not need to undergo anesthesia for a second time.
multidisciplinary team will meet to review the results and will meet
with your family to share their findings and discuss the treatment
treatment process will vary depending on the type of surgery needed to
repair your child's esophagus. We tailor each treatment plan to each
child, based on a comprehensive assessment of your child's specific
condition and needs.
surgery, your child can benefit from our supporting health services,
including speech therapy for swallowing issues, feeding therapy and
families, we also offer a knowledgeable guest services team to help
take care of the details of your child’s visit – from transportation to
lodging to scheduling appointments. Learn more about our services for traveling families.
Claire Miller, PhD, CCC-SLP, works with a young patient during a feeding evaluation, also known as a FEES (Fiber-Optic Endoscopic Evaluation of the Swallow) test.
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