Neonatal Airway Program
The Neonatal Airway Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is a collaborative program between the Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders and the Division of Neonatology. It is devoted solely to the evaluation, treatment and follow-up care of all inpatient neonates and infants with complex airway issues.
Paige was diagnosed with severe tracheal stenosis, a narrowing of the trachea. The only way to widen her airway was with a major surgery. But with only one lung, it would be incredibly risky.
Our multidisciplinary team is made up of specialists with extensive experience treating infants with airway disorders, and includes pediatric otolaryngologists (ENT), neonatologists, airway nurse practitioners and physician assistants, respiratory therapists, speech and feeding pathologists, pediatric audiologists, pediatric and interventional radiologists, social workers and case managers.