Aerodigestive Center

The Aerodigestive Center at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford consists of a multidisciplinary team of specialized physicians and experienced therapists dedicated to caring for kids who have airway disorders or upper gastrointestinal tract disorders (mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach).

The team coordinates clinic visits, diagnostic procedures, and operating room visits among all necessary healthcare providers for your child. This coordinated effort not only provides your child with the highest quality of care, but also maximizes patient safety and minimizes discomfort.

Meet the Director


Douglas Sidell, MD, and the Aerodigestive team, help children with problems involving the neck, airway, ears, nose and throat. When a patient is able to breathe and sleep better, become more active in sports and hear better in the classroom, our team knows they are making a difference.

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