Pediatric Pulmonology Services

The Cystic Fibrosis and Pulmonary Center at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital offers advanced care for children suffering from acute or chronic breathing problems, including:

Respiratory Conditions We Treat

  • Acute pneumonia/complicated pneumonia with pleural effusion (fluid in the chest)
  • Acute respiratory distress
  • Allergies
  • Apnea of prematurity or infancy
  • Asthma (or difficult-to-treat asthma)
  • Atelectasis
  • Breathing disorders secondary to gastroesophageal reflux
  • Breathing disorders secondary to neurological disorders
  • Bronchitis (acute and chronic)
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchomalacia
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Cardiopulmonary disorders related to congenital heart disease
  • Chest wall abnormalities
  • Chronic lung disease of prematurity
  • Chronic respiratory insufficiency due to chronic lung diseases or neuromuscular diseases
  • Circadian rhythm disorders (sleep-wake schedule disorders)
  • Congenital airway and lung abnormalities
  • Croup – recurring
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Exercise intolerance/limitation and shortness of breath
  • Exercise-induced asthma
  • Habit cough
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease affecting the respiratory system
  • Hemoptysis (coughing up blood)
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
  • Hypoventilation disorders
  • Immunodeficiency diseases affecting the respiratory system
  • Interstitial lung disease (pulmonary fibrosis)
  • Laryngomalacia
  • Mechanical ventilation and management
  • Narcolepsy and other disorders of excessive sleepiness
  • Neuromuscular disease affecting the lung
  • Nasal and sinus problems, such as sinusitis, allergic rhinitis and nasal polyps
  • Noninvasive mechanical ventilation, such as CPAP and APAP
  • Obstructive sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing
  • Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD)
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary aspiration syndromes (sicknesses caused by the inhalation of toxins or irritants), such as gastroesophageal reflux
  • Pulmonary complications of neurodevelopmental delay
  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension
  • Recurrent pneumonia
  • Respiratory disorder due to collagen vascular disease
  • Respiratory rhythm disorders (central sleep apnea, infantile central apnea, CCHS)
  • Sickle Cell-related pulmonary complications
  • Sleep disorders
  • Stridor
  • Suspected foreign body aspiration
  • Swallowing disorders (dysphagia)
  • Tracheomalacia
  • Tracheostomy care and management
  • Upper airway obstruction
  • Vocal cord dysfunction