Pediatric Pulmonology Clinical Services

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Pediatric Pulmonology Clinical Services

Pulmonary Services

Commonly Treated Conditions

  • Asthma and other chronic or recurrent wheezing disorders
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)
  • Chest wall diseases
  • Chronic or recurrent cough 
  • Chronic respiratory failure
  • Cilia disorders
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Interstitial, autoimmune and other rare lung diseases
  • Recurrent pneumonia
  • Sleep disordered breathing
  • Stridor and other respiratory noises

Services Offered

  • Comprehensive cystic fibrosis program
  • Comprehensive pulmonary function testing for children including body plethysmography
  • Flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy and lavage
  • Infant pulmonary function testing
  • Methacholine or other bronchoprovocation testing
  • Patient and caregiver education
  • Asthma challenge testing and education
  • Sleep diagnostic unit and polysomnography

Cystic Fibrosis Center

Our accredited Cystic Fibrosis Center treats more than 200 patients from throughout the region. We are a clinical research center funded by the Therapeutic Development Network of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Home Ventilation Program

The Pediatric Home Ventilator Program provides ventilator management and pulmonary care for infants and children with a broad range of respiratory diseases. The Infant Tracheostomy and Ventilator Clinic focuses on infants with chronic lung disease due to prematurity.

Pulmonary Complications of Neuromuscular Diseases

Patients with a variety neuromuscular diseases — including Duchene's Muscular Dystrophy and Spinal Muscular Atrophy — are seen in this comprehensive, multidisciplinary clinic. Our services include screening examinations, pulmonary function testing, anticipatory guidance, and routine clinical care. 

Pulmonary Complications of Sickle Cell Disease

Children's Mercy Kansas City has one the largest pediatric sickle cell programs in the country. This multidisciplinary clinic helps children and adolescents with sickle cell disease who require specialized pulmonary care. Learn more»

Aerodigestive Disorders

The Aerodigestive Tract Team is dedicated to the management of children with complex airway and digestive tract disorders. The team is supported by otolaryngology, pulmonary medicine, gastroenterology, speech and occupational therapy, dietitians and social workers. The team's goal is improve outcomes for patients through a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan for medically complex patients.

Asthma

We provide comprehensive asthma care for children in our outpatient clinics located throughout the greater Kansas City metropolitan area as well for children admitted to Children's Mercy Hospital. Our program has been recognized for excellence in clinical care and research by the American Lung Association and U.S. News and World Report.

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