Aerodigestive Center

Treatments and Procedures

Our Care for Children with Aerodigestive Disorders

At the Pediatric Aerodigestive Center, we have expertise caring for children with conditions such as:

  • Apnea
  • Chronic aspiration
  • Chronic cough
  • Chronic lung disease with other issues
  • Combination of respiratory and digestive issues
  • Complex airways
  • Congenital or acquired airway disorders (laryngomalacia, tracheomalacia, and vocal cord paralysis)
  • Craniofacial syndromes (with airway obstruction and associated feeding problems)
  • Dysphagia
  • Esophageal atresia/trachea-esophageal fistula
  • Feeding problems
  • Recurrent persistent wheezing
  • Recurrent pneumonia/chronic persistent cough
  • Reflux effects on the airways
  • Stridor
  • Syndromes affecting the airways and swallowing
  • Tracheostomy dependence
  • Voice disorders

We offer the following diagnostic procedures to assess your child's health:

  • Flexible bronchoscopy to evaluate your child’s upper and lower airways for anatomical issues and to determine the cause of increased secretions and infections
  • Upper endoscopy to rule out inflammation of the esophagus or eosinophilic esophagitis and to obtain esophageal biopsies
  • Direct laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy to assess your child’s airways for scarring and structural problems
  • Lung function testing
  • Pediatric sleep studies

Armed with the results of these studies, we'll create an appropriate plan of treatment to meet your child's needs.

NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital