The Pediatric Aerodigestive Clinic includes a multi-disciplinary medical and surgical team who specialize in taking care of patients with complex airway disorders. We utilize a team approach with specialists from fields including gastroenterology, pulmonology, feeding therapy and otolaryngology. Every effort is taken to treat our patients from a non-surgical standpoint, however, when surgery is necessary we are often able to perform multiple procedures in one session–increasing efficiency and decreasing your child’s exposure to anesthesia.
Our team of expert and award-winning physicians and clinicians are grounded in a “families-first” approach to care. Each patient will receive a personalized experience, with practical scheduling to ensure they are able to receive multi-disciplinary care with convenience and ease.
What conditions would potentially need aerodigestive care?
Laryngeal and Tracheal stenosis (narrowed airway)
Vocal cord disorders
Aspiration disorders (when food and/or drink enter the lungs rather than esophagus)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Congenital tracheal or esophageal conditions (TEF or TEF/EA)
Genetic syndromes that affect neurological and muscular control
Office visits with multiple providers and nurse coordinators on the same day
Feeding evaluation and treatment
Pediatric surgical consultation, if needed
Clinical feeding and swallowing evaluation
Modified barium swallow
Functional endoscopic evaluation of swallowing
Coordinated outpatient diagnostic laryngoscopy, bronchoscopy and esophagoscopy, if appropriate
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Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601