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Contact the Center for Airway Disorders

The Center for Airway Disorders (CAD) at Boston Children’s Hospital provides children with world-renowned care and comprehensive treatment of both common and complex problems involving the aero-digestive tract. Patients and their families come to Boston Children’s seeking diagnosis and treatment from a team of specialists with experience in these disorders—even the most rare airway birth defects. Meet our airway team.

At CAD, patients benefit from multiple specialists and programs under one roof, including our:

Airway Disorders We Treat

The Center for Airway Disorders collaborates with specialists from throughout Boston Children's to create the best and most appropriate treatment plan for each individual child. As a team, our doctors and specialists treat every condition affecting the aero-digestive track, including:

Advanced and Minimally Invasive Treatments for Airway Disorders

CAD provides minimally invasive (endoscopic) procedures, including the use of lasers, balloon dilation and microdebriders (a type of hand-held surgical cutting tool). These advanced procedures result in less pain and scarring and faster recovery. Learn more about our minimally invasive treatments.

If your child requires open surgery, you want them to have the very best care possible. Not only does our team provide expertise in the most advanced surgical techniques, our Center is co-directed by a cardiothoracic surgeon who specializes in treating disorders of the airway in children—an important benefit that results in better outcomes for more complex airway conditions. Learn more about airway treatments.

Our CAD team also works closely with many departments and specialties throughout Boston Children’s, making it possible for patients and their families to receive prompt, specialized care for any type of airway disorder, no matter how simple, complex or rare. Our program coordinator will also communicate with your doctors and specialists back home to ensure seamless care at every step of your journey.

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment or speak with a member of our team, please call 617-355-3795.

International Patients

For families residing outside of the United States, please call Boston Children's International Health Services at +01-617-355-5209.

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