What to Expect at Your Visit

Prior to your visit, one of our specialized nurse practitioners will contact you to discuss your child’s medical records, imaging studies, and any other care that your child has already received. Our team of subspecialists will then review your child’s information and coordinate additional studies that may be necessary prior to your arrival.

On the day of your visit, your child will have the opportunity to meet our entire team of physicians who will examine your child and answer any additional questions that you may have. If necessary, your child will undergo a diagnostic procedure in the operating room the following day. All necessary physicians will conduct the evaluation in the operating room at the same time so that your child will only have to undergo anesthesia once. After the diagnostic procedure, our team of specialists will then meet with you as a group to discuss our findings and offer a treatment plan that is tailored specifically to your child.

E-mail us or call (650) 509-5849 for appointments or more information.

What if my child has started treatment elsewhere?

The Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Aerodigestive and Airway Reconstruction Center is a national and international destination for children with problems of the airway, respiratory tract and upper digestive tract. We are happy to consider referrals and requests for second opinions.

If you have questions, feel free to call (800) 995-5724.

What if my child already had surgery?

Even if your child has a history of previous airway surgery, we are highly-equipped to work with your child and your family to achieve success. That is because at the Aerodigestive and Airway Reconstruction Center, we specialize in revision airway reconstruction, allowing children with airway disorders and swallowing problems another opportunity to breathe freely, whatever has happened in the past.

What if we are not sure whether the Aerodigestive and Airway Reconstruction Center is right for us?

First, you can feel free to contact us at any time with questions, and we’ll be happy to set up a consultation or direct you to the right team.

Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is home to many leading programs that deal with the head, neck, heart, airway, lungs, digestive system, and other specialties that may present as a problem in the airway and other aerodigestive areas.

These include: