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Aerodigestive Disorders

Pediatric doctor examines child with aerodigestive disorders

What are aerodigestive disorders?

Aerodigestive disorders are illnesses or diseases that can affect a child's swallowing, breathing or both.

Conditions Treated

Some conditions or concerns evaluated and treated include:

  • Airway narrowing (stenosis)
  • Bronchomalacia
  • Choking/gagging
  • Chronic cough
  • Difficulty swallowing/feeding
  • Esophageal complaints
  • Hoarseness
  • Laryngeal cleft
  • Laryngomalacia
  • Noisy breathing
  • Persistent spitting up
  • Recurrent croup
  • Recurrent pneumonia
  • Tracheomalacia
  • Tracheostomy tube
  • Vocal fold dysfunction
  • Vocal fold paralysis

Specialized Care

At the Beaumont Children’s Center for Pediatric Aerodigestive and Voice Disorders, we offer comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, management and treatment for children of all ages. Patients with aerodigestive and voice disorders benefit from the expertise of a team that includes pediatric specialists in ENT (otolaryngology), pulmonology, gastroenterology and speech and language pathology.

We primarily specialize in upper aerodigestive diseases, seeing children and adolescents with conditions of the upper airway, lungs and upper digestive tract, as well as children with feeding and sleeping difficulties. Each patient is evaluated by our team using the latest technology to form a treatment plan based on his or her specific findings and needs.