Pediatric Respiratory Medicine

We expertly treat children with life-threatening and chronic respiratory diseases and conditions. These children are most vulnerable and need the specialty care that our comprehensive clinical services provide. Our physician scientists conduct research on the disorders they treat, making our clinical work all the more effective as we translate laboratory findings to the bedside.

Respiratory problems we treat include:

  • Pediatric asthma
  • Pediatric cystic fibrosis
  • Pediatric sleep disorders
  • Chronic lung disease in infants and older children
  • Pediatric acute respiratory failure

Our services include:

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 bronchcoscopy including 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