Advanced Diagnosis and Therapies for Aerodigestive Disorders

The Pediatric Aerodigestive Clinic at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital offers a comprehensive range of diagnostic procedures and treatment options for children with airway, breathing and swallowing disorders. Services include:

Diagnostic procedures

  • Feeding and swallowing evaluation, including fluoroscopic and endoscopic techniques
  • Triple endoscopy (laryngoscopy, bronchoscopy and esophagogastroduodenoscopy to view the airways and upper digestive system)
  • Lung function testing
  • Esophageal impedance-pH monitoring
  • Immunodeficiency testing
  • Wireless esophageal pH monitoring
  • High-resolution esophageal manometry (motility testing)
  • Nasal nitric oxide testing
  • Nasal epithelial brush culture and electron microscopy
  • Genetic analysis
  • Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) testing
  • Advanced imaging, including computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Treatments and therapies

  • Antimicrobial airway clearance
  • Immunotherapy
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy