Swallowing Disorders

Swallowing disorders cause issues with swallowing and even pain when swallowing.

Programs + Services


Pediatric Voice and Speech Clinic

Our highly skilled team of voice and speech experts at Tufts Children's Hospital diagnoses and treats a wide array of voice disorders.
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General Pediatric Gastroenterology

Our General Pediatric Gastroenterology Center offers expertise ranging from the basic to the most complex gastrointestinal disorders and nutritional problems you may encounter.
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Pediatric Aerodigestive Program

Our Pediatric Aerodigestive Program is for children of all ages. Collaboratively work with our specialists to evaluate and treat your feeding and swallowing disorders.
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Doctors + Care Team

Andrew Scott, MD

Andrew Scott, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Medical Director, Cleft Lip and Palate Team; Director, Otolaryngology Residency Program; Pediatric Otolaryngologist; Associate Professor, Otolaryngology, Tufts University School of Medicine; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine; Clinical Associate, Tufts School of Dental Medicine
Department(s): Otolaryngology, Pediatric Otolaryngology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-2820
Fax #: 617-636-1479

Pediatric ENT, cleft lip and palate surgery, vascular anomalies, neonatal mandibular distraction osteogenesis for airway obstruction, endoscopic and laser airway surgery, open airway surgery, EXIT procedures, otologic surgery including cochlear implantation, micrognathia, microtia

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Emma Justice, MS CCC-SLP

Emma Justice, MS CCC-SLP

Title(s): Speech Language Pathologist
Department(s): Speech-Language Pathology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5220
Fax #: 617-636-0583

Feeding challenges in complex infants, toddlers and school age children, barium swallow studies (MBS) and fiberoptic endoscopic evaluations of swallow (FEES), assessment and intervention of tongue ties, dysphagia, tracheostomies, feeding disorders, and speech and language disorders

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Mark A. Vecchiotti, MD

Mark A. Vecchiotti, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Chief, Pediatric Otolaryngology; Pediatric Otolaryngologist; Medical Director, Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Otolaryngology, Pediatric Otolaryngology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-2820
Fax #: 617-636-1479

Pediatric hearing loss, chronic ear disease, and cochlear implantation
pediatric congenital and acquired head and neck masses
pediatric voice and airway disorders including respiratory papillomatosis and subglottic stenosis
pediatric sinus disease
advanced surgery for obstructive sleep apnea
facial nerve disorders

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