Conditions We Treat
The Aerodigestive Clinic team can diagnose and treat the following conditions of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
- 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