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Lung Care for Children

 

It’s not uncommon for babies, children, and teens to experience lung or breathing problems as their bodies grow and develop. Symptoms of respiratory complications can include chronic cough, difficulty breathing, recurring pneumonia or lung infections, and noisy breathing. Children suffering from chronic respiratory or breathing problems are often referred to a physician who is expertly trained in pediatric pulmonary medicine.

 

Breathe Easier

UT Health North Campus is home to the region’s only board-certified pediatric pulmonologist. Our pediatric pulmonologist and clinical staff have the expertise in caring for children — from infancy to age 18 — with breathing problems. We offer a full range of diagnostic testing and treatment so children can breathe easier.

 

To make an appointment, call 903-877-5270.

 

Lung conditions we commonly treat include:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Chronic cough and wheeze
  • Congenital lung and airway conditions
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Recurrent pneumonia
  • Respiratory insufficiency
  • Unusual respiratory infections

 

Sleep conditions we commonly treat include:

  • Sleep apnea
  • Disorders in control of breathing
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Periodic limb movement disorder
  • Circadian rhythm disorder
  • Narcolepsy
  • Difficulty falling asleep or maintaining sleep
  • Insomnia
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Sleepwalking, sleep talking, and sleep terrors
  • Nightmares

 

Testing and Procedures We Perform

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchoalveolar lavage
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Oxygen and carbon dioxide monitoring
  • Pulmonary function testing (PFT)
  • Sleep studies
  • Sweat testing for cystic fibrosis
  • Thoracentesis