Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has several outpatient and urgent care centers throughout South Florida, including on-demand, virtual care.
Walk-in urgent care with no appointment needed.
Serving as your child's primary doctor's office.
Pediatric specialty consultations available closer to home.
A full range of comprehensive services all under one roof.
Connect with providers from the comfort of your own home.
With over 800 pediatric physicians on staff, we’re dedicated to helping you connect with the right specialist for your needs.
We have expertise in treating children and educating families on hundreds of different conditions.
We use cutting-edge, specialized treatments and procedures to ensure the best care for your child.
Sedation medication will put your child in a sedated sleep state so that he or she is relaxed enough to remain still for the test. Sedation is not the same as general anesthesia. With sedation, your child will not feel anything during the test.
There are different types of sedation. The day of the study, the sedating physician will discuss which sedation medication will be best for your child’s healthcare needs.
It is important that your child is comfortable and stays very still during the test to ensure the best results possible.
When sedation is needed, there are important rules for eating and drinking that must be followed in the hours before the procedure. Prior to the exam date, you will receive a phone call from a Nicklaus Children’s Hospital staff member to discuss the eating and drinking instructions below.
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The Radiology facilities at Nicklaus Children’s are specifically designed for the comfort and diagnosis of infants, children and adolescents.
An echo uses sound waves to create pictures of your heart’s chambers, valves, walls and the blood vessels (aorta, arteries, veins) attached to your heart.
A biopsy is a medical procedure used to collect a sample of tissue from the body, often for better diagnosis of a disease. A needle biopsy simply means that the tissue sample is connected by a large needle. This is often used for areas of the body (like bones or tumors) that are difficult to access in other ways.