Respiratory Care (Pulmonology Medicine)

Comprehensive pulmonary care for children

Sparks Health System provides specialized care for children and adolescents with lung, breathing and chest disorders. We provide comprehensive care to improve breathing and prevent symptoms that can lead to ER visits and hospitalization. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality care to your child, and ensuring you are well informed and involved in your child’s plan of care.

Our pediatric pulmonary care is focused on prevention and treatment of breathing-related conditions that affect children, including:

  • Allergies
  • Breathing difficulties, including problems associated with muscular disorders
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Chronic sinus problems or recurring colds
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Inhalation of foreign bodies
  • Obstruction of airflow from common diseases such as childhood asthma, croup and bronchiolitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Sleep disorders and wakefulness

Specialized pediatric pulmonary services

Sparks Health System’s multidisciplinary pediatric pulmonary care draws from the expertise of pediatricians, ENT doctors, cardiologists and other specialized doctors, as well as respiratory therapists, pulmonary technologists, social  workers and other clinicians. We provide advanced diagnostic and treatment services for breathing difficulties, including:

  • A full range of testing capabilities, including sleep studies, allergy skin testing, exercise testing and lung function testing
  • Assistance with coordinating home care needs, including ventilators, monitoring, supplemental oxygen or home nursing care
  • Education and support for parents and families
  • Endoscopic examinations
  • Fiber-optic bronchoscopy procedures

Our pediatric pulmonary team focuses on developing a treatment plan to alleviate symptoms and minimize the effect of breathing disorders.

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