WVU Medicine pediatric pulmonary specialists can help your child breathe easier if they’re experiencing any lung problems. Our highly-trained providers are skilled at helping children with a wide range of diseases and disorders of the lungs and respiratory tract.
Conditions We Treat
WVU Medicine Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine provides the most advanced care, diagnosis, and treatment for many conditions of the lungs, including:
- Aerodigestive disorders (chronic respiratory issues that involve gastrointestinal problems)
- Atopy (allergic diseases caused by genetics)
- Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (long-term breathing problems in premature babies)
- Chest pain
- Chest wall disorders
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Obesity-related breathing disorders
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Rare lung diseases
- Recurrent wheezing and/or noisy breathing in infants
- Severe asthma
- Shortness of breath or exercise intolerance
- Sickle cell-related lung disease
- Sleep disorders
- Upper airway disorders
Evaluation and Treatment
We’re dedicated to providing your child with the best possible care for all conditions of the lungs. Our team of experts from several medical disciplines works together to address your child’s individual healthcare needs.
At the first appointment, we’ll perform a complete checkup and medical history. To further examine your child’s condition, a pulmonary specialist may perform diagnostic exams, like pulmonary function testing, bronchoscopy, or cardiopulmonary exercise testing. If any imaging services, like x-rays, are needed, our providers will interpret your child’s medical images with their expertise and discuss any abnormalities with you.
We have more than two decades of experience caring for children with cystic fibrosis at the WVU Medicine Cystic Fibrosis Center. WVU Medicine Children’s is dedicated to providing a personalized treatment plan that helps your child breathe with more ease.