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Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

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The Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine team treats a wide variety of acute and chronic respiratory disorders and sleep disorders in children. Our Sleep Disorders Program is the only pediatric program in the region accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. This means your child will receive the highest level of care available. Additionally, our Cystic Fibrosis Center is accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for clinical care, education and clinical research.

Children treated in the program receive care from a multidisciplinary team. The team includes eight board certified pediatric pulmonologists. The entire pulmonary team is comprised of clinic nurses, nurse practitioners, pediatric respiratory therapists, medical social workers, dietitians, clinical psychologists, polysomnography technologists and more. 

Education of other health professionals provides the opportunity to extend our "medical home" concept into their community practices. In this way, we support good communication and continuity of care for our shared patients.

We also provide ongoing community educational support to Greater Kansas City area schools and hold annual seminars for families of children who have Cystic Fibrosis and Narcolepsy.

Program highlights

 

  • Our Sleep Disorders Program is the only pediatric program in the region accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

  • Our Cystic Fibrosis Center is accredited by the National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for clinical care, education and clinical research.

  • Our infant and pediatric home vent programs enable infants and children to be at home with their families while working toward the goal of freedom from ventilator support.

  • Education of other health professionals provides the opportunity to extend our "medical home" concept into their community practices. In this way, we support good communication and continuity of care for our shared patients.

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Clinical Services

The Sleep Center at Children's Mercy specializes in coordination of respiratory support equipment and other services that are vital to the care of children who have a wide variety of non-respiratory sleep-related issues.

We bring together a team of experts to evaluate all the factors that might be influencing your child’s asthma and address them with medications and lifestyle changes.

Children with pulmonary hypertension—increased pressure in the vessels going from the heart to the lungs—benefit from our team-based approach to care. Experts in pediatric heart and lung care, including a pulmonologist, cardiologist, and specialized nursing staff, work together to help your family navigate this complex condition.

  • Asthma challenge testing and education

  • Comprehensive pulmonary function testing for children including body plethysmography

  • Cystic Fibrosis Center

  • Flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy and lavage

  • Home Ventilation Program

  • Infant pulmonary function testing

  • Methacholine or other bronchoprovocation testing

  • Patient and caregiver education

  • 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 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.

  • Sleep diagnostic unit and polysomnography

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

Contact information


Patients and families


To make an appointment
(816) 983-6490

We strongly encourage families to contact our hospital directly to schedule appointments and we request that patients bring relevant medical records and X-rays with them on their first visit.

Health care professionals

Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine Division Office
(816) 983-6644

 



Pulmonary patients
(816) 983-6490

Pulmonology lab
(816) 234-3422

Cystic fibrosis patients
(816) 983-6490

Sleep disorder patients
(816) 983-6355

Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas Sleep Diagnostic Unit
(913) 696-8518 (Option #2)
 
Children's Mercy College Boulevard Sleep Disorders Clinic
(816) 983-6355

Children's Mercy Northland Sleep Disorders Clinic
(816) 983-6490