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Pediatric Pulmonology

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Anything that affects a child’s breathing needs to be managed with expertise and care. Even minor asthma flare ups can be terrifying, for you and for your child. And when you need medical equipment to support your child’s breathing, you want education and support to manage it safely.

UVA Health Children’s handles some of the most complex respiratory conditions affecting children. From chronic lung disease of prematurity to exercise-induced asthma, we work on patients, and problems, of every size.

Getting Respiratory Treatment at UVA Health Children’s

Some patients already know what condition they have when they come see us. But, many don’t. We have cutting-edge tools and training that can help us get a clear picture of your child’s breathing problems and find the cause.

Making a Treatment Plan

Just because 2 patients have the same diagnosis doesn’t mean their treatment plans should be the same. We work with your family to create a treatment plan that works for you and your child.

With a full range of available treatments, and new clinical trials opening regularly, we have many options.

Conditions We Treat

  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Apnea
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder
  • Ciliary dyskinesia

Medical Technology & Home Oxygen

Many children with respiratory issues need breathing support at home. That might look like an oxygen tank and nasal cannula (nose prongs). Or they may need a tracheostomy and ventilator.

When your child’s breathing depends on equipment, you want to be totally comfortable with it. We can help. We’ll help problem-solve any issues that you’re having, and help create a solution that works for you.

If your child does need mechanical breathing support, our complex care clinic can help arrange their care.

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Nationally Recognized Respiratory Treatment

UVA Health Children's pulmonology department has been ranked among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report. If your child needs respiratory treatment, our highly-trained experts are here for you. Your child deserves world-class care, and we're here to provide it. 

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