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The Pediatric Pain Service provides specialized care to infants, children, and adolescents who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic pain syndromes. We offer both inpatient and outpatient evaluation and treatment of pain.
Our group consists of a specialized team, Dr. Leeman and Kristina DelTufo, RN, who work in consultation with child life specialists, psychologists, psychiatrists, physical and occupational therapists to provide a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to pain management. State-of-the-art techniques are used to provide safe and effective pain control for all children.
Ongoing pain is disruptive. Pain may limit your child’s ability to participate in school, sports, and social activities as well as your ability to maintain a normal home routine and work schedule. When standard therapies including surgery and medications have not been effective, we offer children the physical and psychological tools they need to lead an active life and cope with pain.
The inpatient division of the Pediatric Pain Service includes a consultation with the Pediatric Pain Registered Nurse, Kristina DelTufo, as well as either the Acute Pain Service or Chronic Pain Service, which includes attending physicians, fellow physicians and resident physicians collaborating to relieve the child’s pain.
Techniques used to treat pain include:
The Pediatric Pain Clinic provides interdisciplinary evaluation of children and adolescents with persistent pain issues and functional impairment. Our evaluation will help determine which treatments will be most effective in helping your child return to normal activities. We give your child or adolescent the skills to manage pain, and teach you how to support their efforts.
When to seek help:
Whatever the source of your child’s pain, consider our pain clinic if your child:
MGHfC Pediatric Pain Service
Clinic Location: MGHfC Pediatric Pain Service Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care Suite 8b Massachusetts General Hospital 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114
Mailing Address: MGHfC Pediatric Pain ServiceWACC 330 Massachusetts General Hospital 55 Fruit Street Boston, MA 02114
Information for Healthcare Professionals:
Inpatient referrals: Consultation available upon request with Epic referral and paging 3-OUCH (36824)
Outpatient Clinic referrals: Physicians should complete the referral form for physicians, which is located at the bottom of this page via PDF (yellow button). Please fax completed referrals, c/o Kristina DelTufo, RN at 617-724-2719.
Urgent MGH outpatient referrals: Please page #3-OUCH (36824). Patients will be seen in the referring physician’s office.
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