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Boston Children’s Hospital – Boston Massachusetts
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age. (Our Advanced Fetal Care Center can begin interventions at 15 weeks gestation, and in some situations, we treat adults.)
Children's records approximately 24,943 inpatient admissions each year, and our 228 specialized clinical programs schedule more than 557,620 visits annually. Additionally, the hospital performed 26,534 surgical procedures and 158,791 radiological examinations last year.
Boston Children's is the #1 ranked pediatric hospital nationwide according to the 2012-13 edition of Best Children's Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Children's has been ranked first in Heart & Heart Surgery, Neurology & Neurosurgery, and Kidney Disorders.
Boston Children's Hospital ranks second in Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and Urology, third in Neonatology and Orthopedics, and fourth in Pulmonology. Unlike the rankings in previous years, this edition does not rank the overall institutions; instead it identifies an honor roll of the 10 hospitals that rank in all 10 specialties. Since the magazine began ranking hospitals over 20 years ago, Children's has always been ranked as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country.
Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) Surgery at Boston Children's Hospital
We use a minimally invasive approach to keep recovery time after SDR surgery as short as possible. Our neurosurgeons work closely with a multidisciplinary team of specialists including:
- Physical therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Orthopedic surgeons
- Anesthesia and pain management specialists
We also work with a team of complex care pediatricians to ensure each child’s full medical needs are met.