We diagnose and treat children with disorders of the aerodigestive tract, many of which are related to prematurity. Our patients are children with a history of repeated breathing tube insertions (intubations), recurrent croup, noisy breathing, chronic cough, choking (aspiration), food allergies, recurrent vomiting and difficulties swallowing. We are particularly well prepared to identify and prevent complications affecting children with a history of tracheo-esophageal fistula and/or esophageal atresia.

Contact us to find out if your child would benefit from an aerodigestive evaluation.

We can help with:

Noisy Breathing

Noisy breathing can occur from airway narrowing, obstruction or weakness. These issues often occur in newborns, children with a history of prematurity, repeated intubations or congenital abnormalities of the trachea and/or esophagus. Our aerodigestive team evaluates and treats noisy breathing to help your child grow and thrive.

Recurrent Respiratory Infection

Croup, pneumonia and/or bronchiolitis can often occur when children have underlying anatomic or functional abnormalities of the airway or digestive tract. If your child has suffered from multiple infections requiring medication, trips to the emergency room or hospital admissions, they may benefit from aerodigestive evaluation.

Swallowing Dysfunction

If your child has difficulty swallowing, food and/or liquids can “go down the wrong pipe”, meaning go into the airway instead of the digestive tract. This can cause feeding aversion, failure to gain weight and even pneumonia in some instances. Our team is set up to expedite evaluation and treatment of children with difficulty swallowing.

Airway Obstruction

Children with severe narrowing or obstruction of the airway may require ongoing treatment and surgery to allow them to breathe comfortably. Our multidisciplinary team will help guide you through this process. Our specialists collaborate with parents for a comprehensive approach that reduces stress and improves outcomes.