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Pediatric Aerodigestive Program

We provide care and treatment to children and adolescents with airway, breathing, and swallowing disorders caused by problems in the aerodigestive tract, including the throat, lungs, esophagus, and stomach.

Our expert team includes specialists from pulmonary medicine, interventional pulmonology, gastroenterology, nutrition, otolaryngology, and pediatric surgery, as well as speech, language, and occupational therapy.

Our dedicated feeding disorders team consists of gastroenterologists; a nutritionist; occupational, speech, and language therapists; pediatric surgeons; and a behaviorist. Together, we offer a unified approach to treat patients with advanced feeding issues.

Our Services

Conditions we treat:

  • Aspiration and recurrent pneumonia
  • Airway obstruction from tumors or other growths
  • Bronchomalacia, tracheomalacia, and airway collapsibility
  • Chronic cough
  • Dysphagia
  • Esophageal atresia
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Pediatric gastroesophageal reflux with persistent symptoms
  • Laryngomalacia
  • Stridor
  • Glottic, tracheal, and bronchial stenosis (narrowing) of the airways
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula
  • Vocal cord dysfunction/paralysis
  • Other medically complex thoracic diseases requiring coordinated subspecialty care

We provide feeding evaluations for patients with:

  • Craniofacial abnormalities
  • Developmental or neurological disorders
  • Dysphagia
  • Failure to thrive
  • G tube or NG tube management; tube feeding dependency
  • Intestinal failure
  • Minimal diversity in diet
  • Oral aversions: sensory and/or texture issues
  • TE fistula, laryngeal Cleft, vocal cord paralysis
  • Tracheotomy