Ascension St. John Hospital - St. John Children's Center
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Your child's doctor is who you can go to for your child's everyday health needs. Our compassionate care team at Ascension St. John Hospital - St. John Children's Center in Rochester is dedicated to the care of sick and injured babies, children and teens. Start the conversation by telling your child's pediatrician or pediatric nurse your concerns. We listen to you and answer your questions. Then, we work with you to create a care plan that's right for your child. We provide convenient care for unexpected, non-life threatening, minor illnesses and injuries.We also deliver pediatric cardiology care for children with a congenital heart defect or heart disease.
Care for your child's everyday healthcare needs
We offer care for children from babies through the teenage years. By knowing you and your child well, your child's pediatric care team can deliver personalized care that fits your child's physical and emotional health needs. Your doctor is your partner in health, from helping your child recover from childhood illness and managing more serious health concerns. And, your doctor can help your child stay well by finding health problems early when they are most treatable.
- Growth and development concerns
- Newborn and child well-checks, including vaccinations
- Preventive health for kids, camp, school and sports physicals
- Unexpected, non-life threatening, childhood illness or injury
Choose pediatric care, close to home
When your child feels sick, call your pediatrician. We offer same-day sick child appointments. Our care team also provides early morning phone calls for your questions about urgent health concerns. Pediatric care teams deliver compassionate, personalized care for common childhood symptoms, including:
- Coughs, colds and sore throats
- Ear pain or pink eye
- Skin rash
If your child is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 911.
Connected to pediatric specialty care
If your child needs specialty care, we connect you to follow-up services that fit your child's needs. And some specialty services are provided in our office, including:
- Concussion screening and care for minor sports injuries
- Adolescent medicine, personalized care for teens
- Asthma management
- Behavioral health care, including spectrum disorders
- Eating disorders and weight management
- Pediatric hypertension
Specialty care for pediatric heart problems
At Ascension St. John Hospital - St. John Children's Center in Rochester, our pediatric cardiologists specialize in care for newborns, children and teens with a congenital heart defect or heart disease. Our heart care team delivers personalized, compassionate care that's right for your child. From diagnostic testing to surgery, we're here to help your child overcome a childhood heart condition.
Services for childhood heart conditions
Your child's heart care is our priority. Our heart doctors and cardiac nurses start by listening to you, to better understand your child and their health. Then, we work with you to create a care plan that's right for your child. As part of their care plan, we support you and provide education so you can better understand your child's heart condition.
Our pediatric cardiovascular team delivers advanced specialty care, including non-surgical and surgical heart care. We care for pediatric heart conditions, including:
- Arrhythmia and other irregular heartbeats
- Atrial septal defect (ASD), also known as a hole in the heart
- Chest pain
- Congenital heart defect and disease
- Heart murmur
- Inherited heart conditions
- Syncope (passing out spells)
- Ventricular septal defect (VSD)
- Other pediatric heart conditions and disease
At Ascension St. John Hospital - St. John Children's Center in Rochester, we offer nonsurgical tests to evaluate and monitor your child's heart condition. Our pediatric cardiologist offers a wide range of treatment options, including:
- 3D imaging of the heart to treat heart arrhythmias
- Cardiac surgery for structural heart damage
- Electrocardiograms (ECG)