What to Expect

Management of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) begins when your child is a preterm infant and may continue into your child’s toddler and teen years. Our team is here for you every step of the way.

Stage 1 BPD treatment: from the NICU to home

If your baby with BPD is in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), we work with the NICU care team and your baby’s pediatrician to evaluate and manage your baby’s oxygen, nutrition, and other medical needs. Over time, we track your baby’s growth and safely decrease the amount of oxygen and medication your baby needs while improving nutrition and promoting lung growth, all with the goal of getting your child home safely. We also teach parents and other caregivers how to manage your child’s BPD at home.

Stage 2 BPD treatment: toddlerhood and beyond

As your child develops into a happy, healthy toddler, we continue to track his or her progress. People with BPD are more likely to develop asthma or wheezing, so careful monitoring helps identify any problems early and treat them effectively.

Stage 3 BPD treatment: teens and young adults

BPD outcomes continue to improve, but adolescent and adult patients may still have reduced lung function. We maintain close, long-term relationships with our patients so they have a resource if their lung problems linger as they transition into adulthood.

Physicians referring a patient, please call (800) 995-5724.