What We Treat
The Mount Sinai Pediatric Pulmonary Center applies an evidence-based approach in the treatment and management of a broad spectrum of respiratory disorders. With a specific commitment to successful outcomes, the Center's multidisciplinary team of top-ranked pediatric professionals offer comprehensive evaluation and treatment and perform inpatient and outpatient consultations for chronic respiratory problems such as:
At the Pediatric Pulmonary Center, our pediatric specialists commit to ensuring that a diagnosis of asthma need not mean a childhood of limited activity. Our comprehensive team approach applies advanced treatments and medications that make control of asthma a reality. We perform pulmonary function testing, and we provide essential components—education and support services—to family members.
All patients admitted to Kravis Children’s Hospital for an asthma attack receive one-on-one, point-of-care educational and social services by Joanna Cabrera, MSW and Gabriela Espinosa, MSW. Such educational services are also readily available in the outpatient setting by certified asthma educators, and Social Work Services for the Division, including education and referral for community resources which are provided by Gabriela Espinosa, MSW.
In addition to “routine” asthma care, the Division hosts a specialized clinic to diagnose and manage patients with asthma who are failing aggressive conventional therapy. Coordinated by Samantha Rose, PNP, the Complex Asthma Clinic routinely administers non-steroid based therapies (i.e. monoclonal antibodies) and actively runs study protocols (i.e. fungal-associated asthma) for the most severely affected patients.
Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)
A common chronic respiratory condition of infancy, our Mount Sinai pediatric team offers special expertise in developing an evaluation and treatment plan that includes infant pulmonary function testing, and home ventilator management.
Chronic cough can be an extremely frustrating condition for a family and pediatrician to face. Mount Sinai Pediatric Pulmonary Center has advanced capabilities for the diagnose and treat a wide range of underlying conditions associated with chronic cough, such as foreign body aspiration, allergic rhinitis, primary ciliary dyskinesia, and psychosomatic cough. We employ procedures including, sweat testing, nasal ciliary brushing and analysis, and bronchoprovocation testing on-site.
The Pediatric Pulmonary Center at Mount Sinai employs a multidisciplinary team approach—consisting of physicians, nurses, nutritionists, respiratory therapists, and social workers, all with special training in treating and managing the many aspects of cystic fibrosis. Quality care that we offer ranges from the latest antimicrobial strategies to nutritional optimization. We provide services that include pediatric spirometry, plethysmography, and comprehensive psychosocial support and evaluation.
We also treat:
- Oxygen and ventilator dependency
- Sleep disorders
To learn more about these or related conditions, visit our Health Library.
Tracheomalacia is a condition caused by a weak trachea (the main windpipe) and is often misdiagnosed as recurrent bronchiolitis/bronchitis, croup, reactive airway disease or even difficult-to-treat asthma. Symptoms may include loud wheezing, chronic/prolonged cough, a “barking” sound or noisy breathing. Infants with this condition may even be diagnosed with ALTE’s (apparent life threatening events). Best diagnosed by flexible bronchoscopy, the condition can be treated with medical or, in very severe cases, surgical interventions.
For more information or to make an appointment:
Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice
5 East 98th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10029
Philips Ambulatory Care Center
10 Union Square East, 2nd Floor
1468 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10029
Annenberg, 4th Floor
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