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.

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
  • Stenosis of the airways (narrowing), including glottic, tracheal and bronchial
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula
  • Vocal cord dysfunction/paralysis
  • Other medically complex thoracic diseases requiring coordinated subspecialty care

We provide feeding evaluations for patients with:

  • Cranial facial 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
  • “Picky eaters”
  • TE fistula, laryngeal Cleft, vocal cord paralysis
  • Tracheotomy