St. Vincent Healthcare

Pediatric Lung and Respiratory Care

Breathing problems can make regular daily activities difficult—even impossible—for your child. Our team of specialists can help treat and manage your child’s condition and regain confidence and freedom.

An advanced team of pediatric pulmonologists, all focused on your child.

The pediatric pulmonology specialists at SCL Health work as an inter-connected team, providing the most advanced treatment and care for infants and teens with acute and chronic breathing problems and rare pulmonary conditions.

When we treat your child, you have access to our board-certified respiratory experts, as well as our full team of nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers and child life specialists. This means your child receives the very best medicine, but it also means we work with you and your child to adopt the best lifestyle and habits to support your child’s ability to thrive.

Child lung and respiratory conditions we treat include:

  • Acute bronchitis
  • Airway obstruction
  • Asthma
  • Bronchial disorders
  • Chronic and congenital conditions
  • Chronic cough and wheezing
  • Cystic fibrosis (CF)
  • Interstitial lung disease and other rare lung conditions
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Sleep disorders

Pediatric cystic fibrosis care

Cystic fibrosis is a lifelong genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. The most serious complications include clogged airways, leading to serious lung infections, and blocked pancreas, preventing normal breakdown of food and nutrients in the body.

About 30,000 children and adults in the United States have CF (70,000 worldwide). Our board-certified pulmonary specialists have managed the most advanced cases of CF, helping children and their families to live the best life possible with the fewest hurdles.

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