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Conditions We Treat

Aerodigestive Clinic

The Aerodigestive Clinic team can diagnose and treat the following conditions:

  • Birth defects that cause weak cartilage in the windpipe (tracheomalacia) or in the tubes that carry air from your windpipe to your lungs (bronchomalacia).
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Complete tracheal rings: A birth defect that causes narrowing in the trachea (windpipe).
  • Congenital laryngeal stridor/laryngomalacia
  • Glottic stenosis: Narrowing of the voice box.
  • Laryngeal cleft: An abnormal opening between the voice box and the esophagus (tube that connects the throat and stomach).
  • Complex dysphagia with oral aspiration
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis: An allergic condition that can lead to scarring and narrowing in the esophagus. 
  • Esophageal atresia
  • Esophageal dysmotility: A condition in which the esophagus does not properly deliver food and liquids into the stomach.
  • Esophageal stricture: Abnormal tightening of the esophagus.
  • Malabsorption diseases: Conditions that prevent the body from absorbing nutrition properly.
  • Motility disorders: Abnormal muscle and nerve contractions that cause spasms or lack of motion anywhere along the GI tract.
  • Gastroschisis and omphalocele: Rare birth defects in which the infant's intestines, liver or other organs stick outside of the body through the belly button.
  • Stenosis (narrowing) or collapse of any section of the airway.
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula
  • Uncontrolled gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Voice disorders, such as vocal cord paralysis
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