Pediatric ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) at Medical Center at Augusta University

Children’s Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia is a pioneer in ECMO technology and was home to the Southeast’s first pediatric ECMO program in 1985.

Today, Children’s Hospital of Georgia offers the Augusta, Georgia region’s only pediatric ECMO program with two lifesaving systems and a team of ECMO specialists.

Since the program began, our team has cared for more than 300 children. Our team of experts understands the unique needs of critically ill pediatric patients and has special training in critical care and ECMO technology.

ECMO therapy can be complicated and stressful for families. Because we believe in family-centered care, we take time to explain the ECMO program, answer questions, and help patients and families understand every aspect of treatment.

What is Pediatric ECMO?

ECMO, which stands for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, is a treatment for critically ill children that keeps the heart and lungs working by providing oxygen to the blood.

ECMO can act as an artificial heart and lung for a period of days up to two weeks while a child’s lungs recover.

Request an online appointment now or call 706-721-KIDS (5437) or toll free at 888-721-KIDS (5437) to speak to a member of our pediatric ECMO team.