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Our Pediatric Pulmonology care team at NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital provides diagnosis and comprehensive care for the full range of lung and respiratory disorders. Your child will benefit from our leading-edge technologies such as flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy and pulmonary function testing (PFT), and collaboration with behavioral sleep specialists.
Learn more about our location and how to prepare and facilitate the check-in process for your child's visit.
Services & Programs
Our Pediatric Pulmonology specialists treat common and complex respiratory and lung disorders including:
- Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
- Chronic aspiration
- Chronic cough
- Chronic lung disease
- Difficult to treat asthma
- Noisy breathing
- Recurrent persistent wheeze
- Recurrent pneumonias
- Respiratory disease
- Sleep disorders
Sleep disorders and breathing disorders during sleep are among the most common issues parents deal with in childhood. These disorders may result in learning and behavioral disabilities, as well as long-term pulmonary, endocrine, and heart disease. At the Pediatric Sleep and Breathing Disorders Center, we perform the full range of studies required to diagnose sleep disorders, including daytime and overnight studies. Our center is dedicated exclusively to children and adolescents of all ages, including infants.
Our Pediatric Pulmonology team is part of Weill Cornell Medicine's Pediatric Aerodigestive Program -- a multidisciplinary program bringing Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Pediatric Otolaryngology (ENT) specialists together to provide coordinated, single-location care for children with conditions related to the aerodigestive tract.
Diagnosis & Treatment
Pulmonary Function Test
To diagnose and manage a child's respiratory disease, doctors often rely on respiratory function testing: painless and noninvasive tests that assess various aspects of lung function including the size of the lungs; the speed and force with which air leaves the lungs; and how well oxygen crosses from the lungs into the blood vessels. Doctors can also measure changes in a child's lung function over time or during ongoing therapy, or his or her immediate response to medications for asthma.
Our pediatric pulmonologists use the latest technologies and equipment to diagnosis and treat lung diseases and disorders in children and adolescents, including:
- Lung volumes
- Exhaled nitric oxide
- Diffusion testing
- Methacholine challenge
- Cardiopulmonary exercise testing
Our staff is experienced in examining the smaller airways of infants and children of any age using flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy. Our approach has a high level of diagnostic accuracy while allowing your child to breathe spontaneously during the test. Our flexible bronchoscopy offers:
- Upper and lower airway anatomy assessment for the presence of increased secretions and infections
- Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)
- Brush biopsies
Our faculty are engaged in research to better understand chronic lung diseases, particularly asthma and cystic fibrosis, and to develop new strategies to prevent and treat these disorders.
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