If your child has breathing or lung problems – whether brief or lifelong – a pediatric pulmonologist has the expertise to evaluate and care for your child.
At Jefferson, you have access to physicians from Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Center City Philadelphia who specialize in diagnosing, treating and managing children from birth to 21 years old with various respiratory diseases.
What Types of Conditions Do Pediatric Pulmonologists Treat?
Our pediatric pulmonologists treat the following conditions in children:
- Airway obstruction
- Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
- Chronic cough
- Exercise limitations
- Noisy breathing
- Recurrent pneumonia
- Recurrent respiratory tract infections
- Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
- Shortness of breath
- Sleep-related breathing problems
We also care for children with the following conditions at our Wilmington, Del., location:
- Cystic fibrosis
- Muscular dystrophy
- Tracheostomy or ventilator dependence
Diagnostic Assessments of Breathing Problems in Children
Diagnostic services performed by pediatric pulmonologists include:
- Airway endoscopy – to look for the cause of respiratory symptoms
- Exercise testing – to evaluate breathing problems that occur when a child exercises
- Pulmonary function testing – to measure the symptoms of asthma and other lung problems
- Sleep studies – to determine the causes of sleep disorders