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Pulmonology (Lung Disease)

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The Division of Pulmonology at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services for a broad range of respiratory diseases and disorders.

Bronchoscopy

Diagnostic tests include flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy for infants and children of any age, which is usually performed on an outpatient basis. Bronchoscopy is an important tool for assessing children with:

  • Chronic or persistent wheeze or stridor (a whistling sound when breathing, usually heard on inspiration, that may indicate obstruction of the trachea or larynx)
  • Recurrent or persistent pneumonia
  • Any persistent or recurring abnormalities seen on a chest X-ray
  • Any unusual breathing pattern or noises.
  • We perform bronchoscopy with the assistance of staff from the Department of Anesthesiology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital to ensure that your child is comfortable and safe during the procedure.

    Exercise Physiology Laboratory

    Our Exercise Physiology Laboratory is among the few such laboratories in the northeast that provides non-invasive measurement of heart and lung function during progressive exercise in children and adolescents. The exercise test is performed when your child is either on a bicycle or treadmill. Pulmonary function tests are conducted before exercise. During exercise, your child's heart rate, blood pressure, and blood oxygen levels are monitored, and the air that is breathed in and out is measured. In some patients, especially those with lung disease, pulmonary function testing is often repeated after the exercise test.

    Pulmonary Function Laboratory

    The Pulmonary Function Laboratory non-invasively measures lung function, including the speed at which air comes out of the lungs; the size of the lungs; and how the air gets across from the lung and into the blood vessels. Our physicians also measure the changes in lung function over time or with chronic therapy; or a child's immediate response to medications for asthma. This testing can provide critical information to the physicians of children who are at possible risk for lung disease or those already diagnosed with lung disease. NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital is one of the few centers in the New York metropolitan area able to measure and monitor lung function in children of any age, including infants.

    Neuromuscular Disease Clinic

    The Neuromuscular Disease Clinic, directed by Andrei Constantinescu, MD, PhD, provides diagnostic testing and treatment for children with respiratory problems associated with muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases.

    Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center

    The Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center, accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, provides diagnostic testing and treatment of sleep disorders in newborns, children, and adolescents. Your child receives care from a seasoned team of pediatric pulmonologists, a nurse practitioner, and behavioral therapists. For more information, visit the link at left.

    Sue and John L. Weinberg Cystic Fibrosis Center

    The Sue and John L. Weinberg Cystic Fibrosis Center is nationally accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and provides the full range of care to children with cystic fibrosis, including diagnostic testing, treatment, and the opportunity to participate in clinical trials of promising new therapies. For more information, visit the link at left.

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