Our experts care for children who have serious medical conditions, from infancy through young adulthood.
In the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, we specialize in providing care for children with serious health problems. Your child may require care in the PICU for any condition that seriously affects a major organ, including the brain, lungs, heart, kidneys, or liver. The serious medical conditions treated here include brain or spinal cord conditions, epilepsy, lung conditions, blood disorders, cancerous conditions, heart problems, infectious diseases, endocrine disorders, and bone or joint conditions.
Our pediatric critical care team is prepared to meet your child’s specialized needs with the most advanced technology. We offer several types of mechanical ventilation strategies for children who have trouble breathing on their own, and we have a team of pediatric specialists who are trained in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy. ECMO therapy helps circulate blood in children who have severe heart or lung failure.
Members of our team are in the hospital and available to you and your child 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our physicians, residents, NICU care team of physician assistants, and respiratory therapists work closely with the following specialists:
Parents are an essential part of a child’s healing process and you know your child best. You are important members of the healthcare team. Your child’s medical team meets twice a day to discuss your child’s health and collaborate on treatment decisions. Parents are encouraged to attend these meetings to understand the plan of care, ask questions, and share observations. You can also call our staff at any time to receive updates about your child.
We anticipate and are responsive to your family’s needs along with those of your child, and we strive to work together with you to provide the best care and support possible.
Our pediatric critical care doctors and other specialists treat children requiring intensive care for brain and spinal cord conditions, epilepsy, lung conditions, blood and cancerous conditions, heart problems, and other conditions.