The Aerodigestive Program at Children’s of Alabama is an interdepartmental group aimed at getting your child the most comprehensive care possible. The program consists of multiple pediatric subspecialists, including ENT, GI, and pulmonary, working together to combine their expertise and knowledge in the pursuit of providing the best care for your child. The Aerodigestive Program is the only program of its kind in Alabama, and one of the best in the entire country.
A comprehensive, multi-speciality approach is often the best choice for complex issues which affect multiple bodily functions. Among the conditions best diagnosed and treated through the Aerodigestive Program are obstructive sleep apnea, airway obstruction, vocal cord or swallowing dysfunction, and more. You can be assured that your child will receive the highest quality diagnosis and treatment plan through this group if he or she suffers from a complex issue requiring a multi-disciplinary approach.
Another benefit of the Aerodigestive Program is that we are able to perform extensive, thorough assessments of your child’s condition. If it is determined to be needed, a triple endoscopy may be performed in order to achieve the best, most accurate and extensive assessment of symptoms. This triple endoscopy consists of a direct laryngoscopy bronchoscopy, a flexible bronchoscopy, and an esophagogastroduodenoscopy.
Endoscopy is a thorough and accurate way for physicians to see inside a child’s body in order to determine what is wrong. The use of an endoscope, which is a small medical camera that can be inserted into the body safely and efficiently, allows doctors to assess internal organs in order to form the most accurate diagnosis.
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If your child is experiencing sleep apnea, trouble breathing or swallowing, or other similar concerns, please contact Pediatric ENT Associates in Birmingham at (205) 831-0101 today. If it seems that your child would benefit from the Aerodigestive Program, you will be referred there in order to create a comprehensive treatment plan.