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Acid Reflux

Most babies spit up from time-to-time, throughout the course of a day. When this regurgitation causes other issues or is associated with additional symptoms, it may be due to acid reflux, otherwise known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which can also occur in older children, teens and adults.

At Floating Hospital for Children in downtown Boston, we have a team of specialists with strong expertise in treating acid reflux in kids. Learn more by using the links below.

Programs + Services


Otolaryngology (ENT) / Facial Plastic + Reconstructive Surgery

In the Boston Pediatric Otolaryngology Division at Floating Hospital for children, we provide personalized expert care for ear, nose and throat problems.
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Gastroenterology + Nutrition

The Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition Division at Floating Hospital for Children in Boston provides expert GI diagnosis and treatment for children.
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Doctors + Care Team

Andrew Scott, MD

Andrew Scott, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Medical Director, Cleft Lip and Palate Program; Pediatric Otolaryngologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of 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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Garrett Zella, MD

Garrett Zella, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Acting-Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition; Pediatric Gastroenterologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Appt. Phone: 617-636-3266
Fax #: 617-636-8718

General gastroenterology and nutrition, inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal complications of neurologic disease, other general pediatric GI and nutrition disorders

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Harmony Allison, MD
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Harmony Allison, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Gastroenterologist; Clinical and Research Instructor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Gastroenterology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5883
Fax #: 617-636-1480

Gastrointestinal motility, inflammatory bowel disease, general GI and endoscopy, diarrhea, constipation, celiac sprue and limited LFT abnormalities

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John Leung, MD
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John Leung, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Director, Center for Food Related Diseases at Tufts Medical Center; Co-Director, Food Allergy Center at Floating Hospital for Children; Allergist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Pediatric Allergy, Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5883 (Gastroenterology)
Fax #: 617-636-9292

Allergic rhinitis (seasonal allergy), anaphylaxis, angioedema, asthma, celiac disease, chronic urticarial (hives), drug allergies, eczema, eosinophilic esophagitis/eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders, food allergy (e.g. peanuts, cow milk, soy, etc.), food intolerance (lactose, fructose, fructan), food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES), immunodeficiency, oral allergy syndrome, pruritus, sinusitis, stinging insect allergy, wheat hypersensitivity

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Khoa D. Tran, MD

Khoa D. Tran, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Pediatric Gastroenterologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Appt. Phone: 617-636-3266
Fax #: 617-636-8718

Neurogastroenterology, motility, general pediatric gastroenterology, chronic constipation, gastro-esophageal reflux/pH studies, other general pediatric GI and nutrition disorders

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Marcella C. Radano, MD

Marcella C. Radano, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Pediatric Gastroenterologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Appt. Phone: 617-636-3266
Fax #: 617-636-8718

General pediatric gastroenterology, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, allergic disease of the GI tract

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Mark A. Vecchiotti, MD

Mark A. Vecchiotti, MD

Accepting New Patients

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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Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children have high quality care.

Quality + Safety

A world-class pediatric teaching hospital shouldn’t make you and your child feel small.  At Floating Hospital for Children our littlest patients are our biggest priority. This means we’re committed to providing the highest quality of care in a safe, friendly environment.

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A child in the pediatric emergency department at Floating Hospital for Children.

Floating Ranks With the Best

The Leapfrog Group gave Floating Hospital for Children and Tufts Medical Center an “A” rating for outstanding patient safety in 2014.

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Floating Hospital for Children has a strong history of innovation.

A Fresh Breath of Air

Floating Hospital for Children began its life as a hospital ship in the Boston Harbor in 1894 before coming onshore permanently in 1931.

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