At Plantation General Hospital, the safety of our patients, colleagues and physicians has always been our top priority. As we resume additional patient care services, we are intensifying our already rigorous protocols and precautions to keep you and your child safe. It is important not to delay vital healthcare procedures your physician has recommended for your child during the virus. Rest assured that you and your family can safely return to our care environments for testing, procedures, surgery and other critical services.
Safe Pediatric Care at Plantation General Hospital
Pediatricians in Plantation
The Children's Center at Plantation General Hospital provides specialized hospital services for children of all ages in Plantation, Florida. Our board-certified pediatricians and support staff have years of experience in providing compassionate care for children. This means our team has the expertise and bedside manner to keep your child calm and safe during their hospital stay.
To learn more about the pediatric services offered at Plantation General Hospital, call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (954) 321-4099.
Comprehensive pediatric services
If you are searching for pediatric care for your child in Plantation or Broward County, the pediatricians at Plantation General Hospital are here to make sure your child receives the dedicated care they deserve. We have a range of pediatric specialists on staff who provide a spectrum of specialized medical and surgical programs for children. We are committed to providing high-quality, family-centered healthcare for every child in our care, and have pediatricians on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Our hospital offers extensive services in the following specialty areas:
- Inpatient pediatric care
- Neonatal intensive care
- Pediatric cardiology
- Pediatric ear, nose and throat (ENT) care
- Pediatric emergency care
- Pediatric gastrointestinal care
- Pediatric imaging services and sedation
- Neonatal intensive care
- Pediatric intensive care
- Pediatric nephrology (kidney care)
- Pediatric neurology
- Pediatric ophthalmology (vision and eye care)
- Pediatric orthopedic care
- Pediatric plastic surgery
- Pediatric pulmonology (respiratory care)
- Pediatric urology
Inpatient pediatric services
You never want your child to become seriously sick or injured, but, if it does happen, knowing where to take your child for the best medical care is crucial. At the Plantation General Hospital inpatient pediatric unit, we have been treating children for nearly 40 years.
Our inpatient pediatric unit consists of 28-beds and offers a kid-friendly atmosphere. If your child requires intensive care, they are only a few steps away from our hospital's pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).
Pediatric ENT care
We offer minimally invasive balloon sinuplasty surgery to treat chronic sinusitis in children. Balloon sinuplasty relieves the pressure and pain associated with sinusitis when medications are unable to provide relief. The procedure uses a balloon that is inflated to open up blocked sinuses.
What is sinusitis?
A chronic sinus infection is indicated when inflammation of the sinus lining lasts for three months or longer. They are most commonly caused by bacterial, viral and/or microbial infections. Sinus infection symptoms in children may include:
- A cold lasting longer than 10 to 14 days, sometimes with a low-grade fever
- Thick, yellow-green nasal drainage
- Post-nasal drip, sometimes leading to sore throat, cough, bad breath, nausea or vomiting
- Headache, although usually not in children younger than six years old
- Swelling around the eyes
Pediatric emergency room (ER)
In addition to the main ER at Plantation General Hospital, we also have an on-site, specialized pediatric ER. Our pediatric ER is open 24/7 to provide specialized care for your child in a supportive, child-friendly atmosphere. We are equipped to care for children of all ages.
If you think your child is experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 immediately.
Pediatric imaging with sedation
For many types of diagnostic and invasive procedures, a child's energy or natural fears may interfere with our specialists' abilities to obtain accurate, clear results. We have pediatric anesthesiologists on-site to perform pediatric sedation. Your child may receive sedation in the following procedures:
- Computed tomography (CT) scans
- Electroencephalograms (EEGs)
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans
- Nuclear medicine studies
Your child's comfort and emotional well-being are always at the forefront of our minds. We take every measure to ensure the safety and comfort of your child when pediatric sedation is administered.
Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU)
We have an on-site PICU, which offers all the same services as an adult intensive care unit (ICU), but is equipped with the specialized equipment and staff to care for critically ill children. The pediatricians in our eight-bed PICU have completed additional training in pediatric intensive care.
If your child is a patient in our PICU, he or she will have access to a full range of diagnostic imaging services, including MRI, CT scans, nuclear imaging studies and EEGs. We also are constantly monitoring children with intravenous (IV) or intramuscular medication administration.
Our PICU is set up for overnight accommodations for a parent or guardian, so you can remain close to your child during his or her hospital stay. We are also equipped with amenities such as a refrigerator, microwave, cable television and video games to keep your child comfortable and entertained.
Pediatric orthopedic surgery
Our staff at Plantation General Hospital includes orthopedic pediatric surgeons who treat injuries and conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system in children. Common orthopedic conditions we treat in children include:
- Clubfoot—An abnormality that causes the foot to turn inward and downward, preventing the foot from laying flat on the ground. Treatment options may include a combination of casting and bracing to stretch and reshape the foot or surgery to correct the abnormal tendons and muscles.
- Fractures—A fracture is considered a break to any bone in the body. They are typically caused by falls, twists, blows or collisions. Treatments for fractures include casting and/or surgery. Healing times for fractures will vary, but all fractures require physical therapy and rehabilitation to rebuild strength and range of motion.
- Scoliosis—This spinal condition results in an abnormal curvature of the spine, typically creating a c- or s-shape. Treatments will vary depending on the severity of the condition, but may include close physician observation, back bracing or surgery.