Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy, Immunology & Sleep Medicine
We care for children with a variety of allergic and immunologic disorders, and chronic respiratory diseases. Our highly specialized, board-certified clinicians diagnose and treat everything from the most common to the very rare conditions.
Nasal and eye allergies
Hereditary angioneurotic edema
Common variable immunodeficiency
Secondary immune deficiencies
Chronic lung disease in infants and older children
Acute respiratory failure
Treatments we offer include:
Allergen vaccine immunotherapy (allergy shots)
Asthma environmental controls and pharmacological controller therapy
Intensive antihistamine regimens
Biological therapy for hereditary angioneurotic edema
Intravenous and subcutaneous immunoglobulin replenishment
Desensitization to antibiotics and other medications
Pediatric pulmonary function testing:We evaluate and follow lung disease in children with a full spectrum of tests, including diffusion analysis, challenge tests, and exercise. Physicians may order a pulmonary function test by calling 203-688-4667.
Bronchoscopy:Bronchoscopy is the examination of the bronchi (the main airways of the lungs) using a flexible tube (bronchoscope). Bronchoscopy helps to evaluate and diagnose lung problems, assess blockages, obtain samples of tissue and/or fluid, and/or to help remove a foreign body.
Bronchoscopies are performed in the pediatric operating room, and in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Our pulmonologists who perform this procedure have extensive experience with flexible bronchoscopy, including its use in newborns. In many cases, flexible bronchoscopy, which can be safely and comfortably performed under conscious sedation, eliminates the need for an exam under general anesthesia.