Treating a Range of Breathing and Swallowing Disorders in Children

At the Pediatric Aerodigestive Clinic at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, our multidisciplinary team diagnoses and treats children with complex airway, breathing and swallowing disorders.

These conditions include:

  • Airway obstruction
  • Aspiration, choking when eating, and other swallowing disorders
  • Aspiration pneumonia
  • Bronchial stenosis
  • Bronchomalacia
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Dysphagia (feeding and swallowing problems)
  • Dyspnea
  • Esophageal atresia
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Glottic stenosis
  • Hypoventilation
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Laryngeal atresia
  • Laryngeal cleft
  • Laryngeal stenosis
  • Laryngomalacia
  • Laryngopharyngeal reflux disease
  • Recurrent pneumonia
  • Stenosis of the airways (narrowing)
  • Stridor
  • Subglottic stenosis
  • Tracheal stenosis
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF)
  • Tracheomalacia
  • Tracheostomy dependence
  • Vocal cord paralysis