Airway and Swallowing Clinic
The pediatric airway clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic in which children
with disorders of the airway, swallowing and sleep undergo comprehensive
evaluation. The pediatric otolaryngologists, in collaboration with pulmonology
and with support from speech language pathologists, evaluate children
with complex airway and swallowing problems. A multidisciplinary approach
is adopted in the management of children with complex airway problems
providing a comprehensive workup and management options with input from
All aspects of complex pediatric airway and swallowing problems are managed and the hospital offers state of the art laser and robotic airway procedures for these complicated patients.
Swallowing studies including functional endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) are used for the diagnosis and treatment of upper aerodigestive disorders.
The surgical procedures offered:
- Endoscopic airway procedures
- Open airway procedures including laryngotracheal reconstruction
- Pediatric vocal cord paralysis surgery
- Management of neonatal airway obstruction
- Laryngeal cleft repair
- Complex pediatric sleep apnea
- Supraglottoplasty for laryngomalacia
Keona Mock has a tracheostomy and a speaking valve so she can speak. Her adopted family could hear her for the first time over the holiday season.