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Pediatrics – STAR Unit


The STAR Unit is a newly renovated area comprised of one treatment room, two private exam rooms and three open bay exam beds. The Unit is utilized by various pediatric specialties to perform specialized procedures and treatments. It is staffed by a full-time dedicated nurse as well as the nurses and doctors of the individual pediatric specialties.

Procedures and treatments performed in the new STAR Unit include:

Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric ECG
Pediatric Cardiac Echo
Fetal Cardiac Echo
Transesophageal Echo
Pulse Oximetry
Pediatric Holter Monitor Placement
Pediatric Cardiac Event Monitor Placement

Pediatric Hematology

Blood Transfusion
Exchange Transfusion
Clotting Disorder Testing
Sickle Cell Pulmonary Evaluation

Pediatric Endocrinology

Growth Hormone Testing
Adrenal Evaluation Testing
Pituitary Gonadotropin Evaluation Testing
Glucose Tolerance Testing

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Infliximab Infusion
Gastrostomy Tube Replacement
Nasogastric Tube Insertion
Occult Blood Testing
Breath Hydrogen Testing
24 hour pH monitoring
Esophageal Manometry
Anorectal Manometry
Biofeedback Therapy for Fecal Incontinence

Pediatric Neurology

Pediatric EEG
Lumbar Puncture
Short Term Monitoring and Support of Neurologically Impaired Children 

Newborn Medicine

Car seat testing 

During these procedures and therapies we utilize Child Life Program support including:

Play Therapy
Music Therapy
Distraction Techniques

Contact Us

Call: 617.414.3805
Fax: 617.414.2798


Boston Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics
Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center
6th Floor, Room 5N-07
850 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118


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