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Pediatric Tests, Procedures & Services

Offered at our main campus and locations Valley-wide

Our talented group of doctors, specialists and other healthcare professionals, along with pediatric-dedicated facilities and equipment, make Phoenix Children's the best place to refer your patients. We offer many diagnostic tests, procedures and services at our Main Campus and locations Valley-wide.

Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring

Phoenix Children's offers ambulatory blood pressure monitoring for children. This program fits children with custom cuffs worn for 24 hours, allowing a comprehensive reading of blood pressure in all situations, including sleep.

Contact

602-933-0965

Audiology

The Audiology Program provides a full range of diagnostic services to children of all ages in both the outpatient and inpatient setting. Phoenix Children's uses a two audiologist approach for behavioral testing with children under the age of 5, and developmentally challenged children of all ages, to make sure the tests are as accurate as possible.

Diagnostic tests and procedures

  • Comprehensive evaluations, including tympanometry, otoacoustic emission measures and special behavioral test-techniques
  • Newborn hearing screening
  • Auditory evoked potential studies, including both sedated and non-sedated auditory brainstem response (ABR) tests
  • Complete audiological treatment services, including the fitting and verification of hearing aids with real-ear measurement systems specially designed for use with children
  • Auditory processing disorder evaluations

Contact

602-933-0905

Cardio Diagnostics

Phoenix Children's offers a wide range of non-invasive cardiology services.

Diagnostic tests and procedures

  • Echocardiography
    • Fetal
    • Transthoracic
    • Transesophageal
    • Intracardiac
    • Stress
  • EKG
  • Holter monitoring
  • Autonomics testing (Tilt Table)

Contact

602-546-1610
Scheduling: 602-546-1215

Cardiac Interventional Suite (Cath Lab)

Phoenix Children's has the only two pediatric-dedicated cardiac catheterization facilities in the state and the only laboratory for "hybrid" procedures in the Southwest.

Diagnostic tests and procedures

  • Diagnostic cardiac catheterization
  • Percutaneous closure of septal defects, PDAs and Fontan fenestrations
  • Coil embolization of collateral vessels
  • Angioplasty with or without stent placement
  • Valvuloplasty
  • Electrophysiology diagnostic procedures
  • 3D intracardiac electrical mapping
  • Radiofrequency and cryoablation
  • Pacemaker and defibrillator implantation
  • Lead extraction
  • Non-invasive pacemaker testing
  • Cardioversion

Contact

602-933-1597
Scheduling: 602-933-1215

Dialysis

The Pediatric Dialysis Center at Phoenix Children's provides more than 90% of the pediatric hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis in the Southwest. The Center is also the only pediatric-dedicated program in Arizona.

Services and procedures

  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Hemodialysis (both inpatient and outpatient)
  • Therapeutic apheresis
  • A resource for inpatient cycler therapy

Contact

602-933-3220

Electroencephalogram (EEG)

The Electroneurodiagnostic Department at Phoenix Children's offers a variety of tests for the diagnosis of central and peripheral nervous system disorders.

Our electroneurodiagnostic staff are pediatric-trained to give the best care to children and families. Their expertise includes achieving high-quality testing without sedation, positioning and comforting infants and children before and during procedures, and explaining procedures so children will understand.

Diagnostic tests and procedures

  • EEG
    • Video EEG
    • Ambulatory EEG
  • Long-term epilepsy monitoring
  • Evoked potentials (auditory, visual, somato-sensory)
  • Electromyography
  • Intraoperative monitoring
  • Interpretation of procedures performed at other facilities is also available

Contact

602-933-1642

Endoscopy/Bronchoscopy

Phoenix Children’s Endoscopy/Bronchoscopy Department offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment of gastrointestinal, hepatic, and nutritional disorders, care for patients with respiratory diseases and disorders, and specialized care for patients with dermatology conditions.  

Diagnostic tests and procedures

  • Colonoscopy
  • GI bleeds variceal
  • Capsule endoscopy (pill cam) small bowel diagnostic
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) feeding tube placement
  • BRAVO pH probe monitoring 24 and 48 hour
  • Anal rectal motility diagnostics
  • Rectal biopsys for Hirschsprung disease
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Dermatology
  • VBeam - Perfecta laser/Port wine stain removal/Hemangioma
  • Nevus/skin tag excision

Contact

602-933-1593

IV Team

Phoenix Children's IV Team includes pediatric nurses who specialize in IV therapy with expertise in IV insertions, PICC line placement and related IV therapies.

Services

  • Quality Assurance information for aspects of IV therapy including PICC lines and IV infiltrations
  • Staff resource, mentor and troubleshooter for care and maintenance of peripheral lines, PICCs, CVCs and Port-a-caths
  • Develops IV-related educational programs and provides ongoing IV education to staff

Contact

602-223-1448
ivteam@phoenixchildrens.com

Laboratory

Phoenix Children's Pathology Department, staffed by the only board-certified pediatric pathologists in Arizona, is the only full-service clinical laboratory in the state dedicated to pediatric cases.

Tests and services

  • Chemistry
  • Hematology
  • Coagulation
  • Flow cytometry
  • Microbiology
  • Urinalysis
  • Serology
  • Transfusion medicine
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Hydrogen breath testing
  • Sweat chloride testing for cystic fibrosis
  • Surgical pathology
  • Cytopathology
  • Histology

The laboratory provides oversight and coordination of all point-of-care testing within the Hospital. It is inspected by the State of Arizona, is accredited with The Joint Commission and carries a current CLIA license. The laboratory is also a certified laboratory for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Contact

Inpatient: 602-933-1280
Outpatient: 602-933-0314

Pain Medicine Program

We provide a comprehensive service for inpatient pain management of acute and chronic pain, staffed by anesthesiologists, pediatric nurse practitioners, pain management staff, psychology, psychiatry, physical therapy, Child Life and others.

Services

  • Epidural analgesia
  • Patient-controlled analgesia
  • Inpatient chronic pain protocol
  • Management of IV and oral opioids
  • Nerve blocks

Contact

Referrals: 602-933-0220
Program Information/Inpatient Services: 602-933-1537

Pharmacy Services

The Inpatient Pharmacy on Thomas Road is located on the first floor of the Hospital and provides service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The Outpatient Pharmacy is located on the first floor of the Ambulatory Building across the hall from the Hematology/Oncology Department and provides services to the clinics from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday (except holidays).

Services

  • Specially-trained, licensed pediatric pharmacists and technicians
  • Decentralized specialized pharmaceutical care
  • Online drug information resources
  • Pharmacy personnel available for drug information and education services
  • Computer generated MAR's
  • Medication delivered in patient specific dosages and flavoring services for enhanced compliance
  • Intravenous medications in ready-to-administer form
  • Profiling feature of automated dispensing cabinets for enhanced safety and efficiency
  • Developing computerized prescriber order entry
  • Best practice guidelines
  • Participation in interdisciplinary teams; active teaching environment
  • PALS certified pharmacists respond with Code team
  • Rotation site for pharmacy students and residents
  • Pharmacokinetic dosing program
  • Computerized pharmacy-lab interface

Contact

Inpatient: 602-933-4000
Outpatient: 602-933-0111

Radiology

The pediatric radiologists, nurses and technologists at Phoenix Children's are trained and experienced in procedures with children, resulting in faster and more accurate test results. The Radiology Department is completely filmless. Exams are burned to a CD and given to patients and physicians making it less cumbersome to view and transport images. Physicians are also able to view studies online.

Services

  • Pediatric Interventional Radiology Center
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scans
  • Fluoroscopy
  • MRI
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Ultrasound
  • X-ray
  • DEXA
  • PET

Contact

Scheduling: 602-933-1215
Reports: 602-933-1254 

Rehabilitation

As the only dedicated pediatric Rehabilitation Program in Arizona, we take referrals from in-state and out-of-state. The team involves several neuroscience disciplines as well as orthopedic surgery, child life and recreational therapy.

Contact

  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Services: 602-933-1167
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Program: 602-933-1169
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation Services: 602-933-0980
  • Outpatient Office Coordinator: 602-933-0862
  • Evaluations for OT, PT, Speech: 602-933-0865
  • Speech Therapy (appointments): 602-933-0853
  • OT/PT (appointments): 602-933-0877

Respiratory Care Services

The Respiratory Care Services office is located on the first floor of the Hospital. Office hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday - Friday (except holidays).

Respiratory care practitioners (RCPs) are licensed and credentialed and practice under the medical direction of a board certified pediatric intensivist. Dedicated primary respiratory care teams support care in the PICU, NICUs (both campuses), ED and Medical Surgical care areas. Services provided help diagnose, treat, manage and provide preventative care for patients with cardiopulmonary problems and are provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

All RCPs maintain certification in BLS and PALS. NICU primary team members also hold NRP certification. 

Contact

Respiratory Care Office: 602-546-1420
Respiratory Care Supervisor (available 24/7): 602-321-9729 

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