Center for Airway Disorders (CAD) at Boston Children’s Hospital


When he wakes up, you should expect similar to when he
woke up from the previous procedure. Just just a little bit of a cough. I don’t think he should have that
much pain or discomfort after. He’s allowed to eat afterwards? We’ll give you something to eat when you wake up. You like ice cream? The airway is a vital anatomic structure. There’s nothing more basic or
fundamental than our ability to breathe. To be able to provide families an expectation that we’ll be able to have their child breathing normally, it’s particularly satisfying. Some of these patients have really urgent issues, so timing is of essence. The Center for Airway Disorders, they see three services within a day or two. And then we will get them a
comprehensive plan within a week. The quality of the physician that we have is remarkable. We have about 30 physicians who work with us in different
departments and divisions. Each are world recognized in their specialties. And I’m very happy to say that we have
one of the largest volume of surgeons from a minimally invasive perspective. Lift up the epiglottis. Perfect. I like the way you are doing it right on the spot, you are not skipping any point. Keep going up. The care of these patients just doesn’t
stop at the time of the operation, but they require follow-up in
a consistent and protocol-ized manner. And that sort of tailored approach, a multidisciplinary approach, I think is what really makes us very unique. We have a weekly airway conference. We’ve had a number of different centers
from all over the country call in, refer patients to us. I’ve had a few patients, one in particular who kept coming in
with these events at home. We got genetics to see him and
they picked up seizure activity. That’s why I think it’s a good idea to
get neurology involved. The facility that Boston Children’s provides for us
is second-to-none. We are one of the largest feeding and
swallowing programs in the country. And we are providing care not
only from a diagnostic perspective, but from a therapeutic perspective. Overall everything has progressed really nicely. When you stopped nursing around 12 months, did you guys notice any change
in his swallowing at that point? He eats and he drinks all his liquids.
Yeah. Little bites buddy. I’m very proud of what we have here. It has been great for the patients because we can provide better care for them, and we are pushing the envelope forward.

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  1. Do you take international patients? My daughter has laryngomalacia. If I were to travel to Boston, will you see her?

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