Aerodigestive Disorders Clinic :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Aerodigestive Disorders Clinic

The Aerodigestive Disorders Clinic, formerly the Combined Airway Clinic, utilizes a multidisciplinary and coordinated approach to care for children with chronic and complex disorders of the upper airway (pharynx and larynx), the lower airway (trachea, bronchi, and lungs) and upper digestive tract (esophagus and stomach).

The clinic is a collaboration between Otolaryngology, Pulmonology and Gastroenterology. The team works together with a support team of speech language pathologists, nutritional specialists, social workers and nurse practitioners.

During a visit to the Pediatric Aerodigestive Disorders Clinic, the child is evaluated by the entire team on the same day in order to provide real time evaluation and treatment recommendations. This reduces the need for repeat visits to multiple subspecialists and allows for direct communication between caregivers. If operative evaluation or treatment is recommended, this can also be performed in a coordinated fashion.

The Aerodigestive Disorders Clinic is committed to helping you navigate your child’s health care needs. Many children and families need the proper resources to assist in their child’s overall growth and development. Resources can include linkage with early intervention services, school resources and economic resources to ensure your family’s needs are met. Government and local resources are available here to help navigate your child’s health care.

Conditions treated include:

  • Congenital or Acquired Airway Stenosis
  • Upper Airway Obstruction
  • Laryngeal Webs
  • Laryngeal Clefts
  • Chronic Aspiration
  • Swallowing Problems
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Severe Laryngomalacia
  • Tracheomalacia
  • Bronchomalacia
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia or Chronic Lung Disease
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Upper GI Motility Disorders
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