Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders
At the Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders at Children's Hospital, our philosophy is to provide you with the most comprehensive information about your child's airway or swallowing condition. That way, you can make the best possible decisions regarding his treatment.
Bilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis and Airway Reconstruction: Maxwell’s Story
Paralyzed vocal cords required a trach that kept Maxwell out of the water. Surgery at CHOP allowed him to dive in the waves.
Why Choose Us?
The Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders is the only one of its kind in the Greater Philadelphia region. As part of one of the top-ranked and largest children’s hospitals in the U.S., we have cared for children from all over the country and beyond.
Procedures and Surgeries
- Airway Dilation
- Decannulation and Tracheostomy
- Laryngotracheal Cleft Repair (Endoscopic Approach)
- Laryngotracheal Cleft Repair (Open Approach)
- Laryngotracheal Reconstruction: Single-stage Repair
- Laryngotracheal Reconstruction: Double-stage Repair
Conditions We Treat
We diagnose and manage congenital and acquired airway disorders including those listed here, and others such as dysphonia, glottic atresia, laryngocele, tracheocutaneous fistula, tracheomalacia and vocal cord dysfunction.
Our Programs and Services
A multidisciplinary, coordinated approach to care, bridging many specialties, makes it possible to meet the complex needs of the children who come to the Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders.