Neonatal Airway Program
The Neonatal Airway Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is a collaborative program between the Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders and the Division of Neonatology. It is devoted solely to the evaluation, treatment and follow-up care of all neonates and infants with complex airway issues, including those associated with extreme prematurity, genetic syndromes, congenital birth defects, vascular tumors, and acquired upper airway, vocal cord or other tracheal-airway problems.
The largest multidisciplinary program of its kind, the Neonatal Airway Program serves as the only full-service regional evaluation center for all neonates and infants with congenital and acquired airway malformations or disorders. We partner with a number of specialized programs within the Hospital to provide the full breadth of care your child requires.
Paige was diagnosed with severe tracheal stenosis, a narrowing of the trachea. The only way to widen her airway was with a major surgery. But with only one lung, it would be incredibly risky.
Our multidisciplinary team is made up of specialists with extensive experience treating infants with airway disorders, and includes pediatric otolaryngologists (ENT), pediatric plastic surgeons, neonatologists, neonatal geneticists, airway nurse practitioners and nurses, respiratory therapists, speech language pathologists, pediatric audiologists, pediatric pulmonologists, pediatric anesthesiologists, pediatric gastroenterologists, social workers and case managers.