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 Floating Hospital for Children 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

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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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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