Multidisciplinary Clinics and Programs
Many pediatric experts, one location
Children deserve a team of experts working together to provide the highest quality care. Children’s Hospital is unique because patients have access to a wide range of specialists and support staff with focused expertise, who care only for children and their families. This teamwork approach to health care is called multidisciplinary care. Here are links to some of our multidisciplinary clinics and programs.
Brain and Spinal Tumor Program
Brain and spinal tumors in children are rare, so it is important for families to seek care at a place like Children's Hospital. Our pediatric neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists, radiation oncologists, and pathologists are experts in this form of cancer.
Cleft and Craniofacial Center
Patients and families in our Cleft and Craniofacial Center have access to nationally recognized specialists with years of additional training to focus on the special medical needs of children with cleft and craniofacial anomalies. Our multidisciplinary team includes anesthesiology, genetics, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, psychiatry, orthodontics, neurosurgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, plastic surgery, and speech therapy.
Complex Aerodigestive Evaluation Team (CADET) Clinic
Our CADET Clinic diagnoses and treats chronically ill children with complex airway problems. The team includes specialists in otolaryngology, gastroenterology, pulmonary medicine, nutrition, and speech therapy.
Down Syndrome Clinic
The Down Syndrome Clinic at Children's Hospital provies a single location with a broad range of health services for children with Down syndrome.
Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Program
This program provides outpatient care to children with recurrent abdominal pain and functional gastrointestinal disorders. Children are seen by a pediatric gastroenterologist and psychologist. Children may also meet with a dietitian, social worker, or psychiatrist.
Junior League Fetal Center at Vanderbilt
Our Fetal Center provides care to women with high-risk pregnancies while providing the best possible outcomes for their babies. The fetal surgery team offers fetal surgery for repair of spina bifida while the baby is still in the womb.
Kidney Stone Clinic
Pediatric nephrology and urology specialists provide medical and surgical services for children affected by kidney stones.
The Neuromuscular Center manages the treatment of children with nerve and muscle disorders. The team consists of neuromuscular disease specialists, physical therapists, speech therapists, dieticians, and equipment vendors.
Neurovascular diseases in children are complex. We provide the highest level of care for conditions that affect blood vessels in the brain and spine.
Pulmonary Hypertension Program
Caring for children with pulmonary hypertension requires a dedicated multidisciplinary team to coordinate cutting-edge care in a family-centered environment.
To lessen some of the stress on patients and families, our Multidisciplinary Pediatric Sarcoma Clinic is a one-stop location for patients with sarcoma to receive expedited therapy and more unified, convenient care.
Spina Bifida Program
The Spina Bifida team includes specialists in neurosurgery, orthopaedics, urology, clinical nutrition, occupational and physical therapy, and social work. This integrated team is internationally recognized as a leader in spina bifida research and treatment.
STEP Clinic / Spasticity Movement Disorder
A developmental pediatrician and pediatric physical and occupational therapists treat children with muscle tone issues. Surgical referrals are made when necessary.
Vascular Malformations Team
Experts from otolaryngology, dermatology, cardiology, radiology, general surgery, ophthalmology, and plastic surgery discuss children with complicated hemangiomas or vascular malformations.
Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Team (VPI)
This team evaluates children who have velopharyngeal insufficiency, which interferes with the ability to pronounce some consonants. Team members come from otolaryngology, audiology, dentistry, genetics, radiology, and speech and voice therapy.
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