The Aerodigestive Center at Boston Children's Hospital serves the complex medical needs of children with chronic respiratory concerns who may have underlying gastrointestinal issues causing their respiratory symptoms. The center provides diagnosis and treatment for children and adolescents with airway, breathing and swallowing disorders caused by problems in the aerodigestive tract (throat, esophagus and stomach.)
Our multidisciplinary center is one of the oldest in the country, bringing together pediatric specialists in Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, and Otolaryngology (Ears, Nose and Throat), as well as and other subspecialties, to manage the care of children with a variety of disorders involving the airway and digestive system.
Unlike many other Aerodigestive centers, Boston Children's focuses on both the short and long-term medical needs of its patients. Specialists from different fields will evaluate your child during a single visit, and after careful discussion, create a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan.
The depth of our multidisciplinary team allows the Aerodigestive experts at Boston Children's to evaluate your child for a large number of potential causes for his breathing difficulties, and treat the problem as a whole, instead of series of individual symptoms. Depending on the needs of your child, your Boston Children's Aerodigestive care team may contain experts in:
- Pulmonary Medicine
- Sleep Medicine
- Speech Language Pathology
- Nutrition Program
- Social Work
- Allergy and Immunology
- General Surgery
- Cardiothoracic Surgery