Our pediatric pneumologists are here to help.
We offer consultation services to newborns, infants, children and adolescents with respiratory issues such as:
- Asthma, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, wheezing
- Repeated respiratory infections, repeated pneumonia
- Chronic cough
- Snoring, pauses in breathing, suspected sleep apnea
- Stridor (shrill sound when breathing in)
- Drafting in infants, tachypnea (increased respiratory rate), raspy breathing
- A persistent radiological abnormality on a chest x-ray
- An abnormality of the thoracic cage.
We also provide follow-ups for premature babies with respiratory problems.
Our highly trained pediatric pneumologists have extensive experience in caring for children and teenagers. We are a multidisciplinary team of dedicated professionals who work closely to provide the best possible care for your child.
What happens during a consultation with a pediatric pneumologist?
During the first consultation, the doctor will ask you about your child’s symptoms and medical history, and perform an examination. If your child is over 5 years old, the doctor will perform a spirometry, a test that determines the overall health of the lungs.
Depending on your child’s situation, sleep apnea screening can be done at home by performing nighttime oximetry, a test used to analyze the oxygen content of the blood during sleep. Your pneumologist will give you detailed instructions should your child require this test.
If needed, your child will be seen for follow-up visits.
During follow-up visits, the doctor will perform a spirometry test (for children aged 5 years and older) to assess changes in your child’s lungs since their last visit. They may recommend other tests, if needed. Please feel free to ask questions or express any concerns.