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Boston Children’s Aerodigestive Program sees patients who have trouble swallowing, breathing or have related gastrointestinal issues in addition to respiratory symptoms. This program is one of the oldest in the country, bringing together pediatric specialists in gastroenterology, pulmonology, feeding therapy and other subspecialties such as otolaryngology, to manage the care of children with a variety of disorders involving the respiratory and digestive system.
Patients come from all over the world for our advanced procedures and for the specialized care our team can provide. Many of our patient’s families feel like they have been everywhere and tried everything. Many have been prescribed unnecessary medicines or are concerned about having their child undergo anesthesia multiple times.
Unlike many other aerodigestive programs, we focus on both the short- and long-term medical needs of our patients. Specialists from different fields will evaluate your child during a single visit and, after careful discussion, will create a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan.
Our aerodigestive program strives to provide better ways to evaluate and treat issues of the lungs and esophagus. We are truly dedicated to reducing invasive procedures, unnecessary medicines, and anesthesia events. Our program commonly provides:
The aerodigestive program at Boston Children’s is actively engaged in ongoing research related to GI motility problems. Learn more about our current research and clinical trials.
For an appointment, more information or to obtain a second opinion for your child, please contact the Motility and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Center at 617-355-6055 or request an appointment online.
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