Pediatric pulmonologists diagnose and treat breathing problems in children. Pediatric pulmonology deals with an array of acute and chronic conditions that affect the lungs, ranging from difficult or noisy breathing to serious problems like sleep apnea and asthma.
Pediatric pulmonary specialists in Florida
As a parent, you always want to comfort your child during a challenging time, and watching your child experiencing a pulmonary condition can be difficult.
Fortunately, the renowned pulmonary care programs at HCA Florida Physicians extend to children of all ages. We pride ourselves on collaborating with our parents to decide the best treatment plan for your child while working hand-in-hand with your pediatrician at all times.
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Pediatric pulmonary conditions we treat
Pediatric pulmonary care provides treatment for lung and respiratory conditions, including breathing issues and lung diseases. Some of the respiratory conditions we treat include:
- Chronic cough
- Chronic lung disease
- Influenza (flu)
- Persistent pulmonary hypertension
- Sleep apnea
- Upper respiratory infection
Our children’s pulmonary services
After an appropriate diagnosis is made for your little one, our pediatric pulmonary specialists will develop a treatment plan to uniquely fit your child's needs.
Personal care plans for children experiencing pulmonary conditions may include:
- At-home care, such as:
- Avoiding secondhand smoke
- Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device
- Cool-mist humidifier
- Increased fluid intake
- Saline nose drops
- Medications, including:
Pediatric pulmonary surgery
As a first treatment, we typically would not recommend surgery for your child, but the truth is that sometimes it is the best option. In these cases, our pediatric pulmonary surgeons are highly skilled and experienced in children's surgical procedures. They are also equipped with advanced surgical technologies that enable them to help your child have better outcomes and faster recovery times.
Our pediatric pulmonologists
Quality pediatric pulmonary care is essential for your child's overall health. That is why our pulmonologists are specially trained to manage and treat pediatric respiratory conditions. They also partner with you and listen to you, ensuring you and your child feel supported during and after your time with us.
Collaborative team approach to pediatric pulmonology
To ensure your child receives the type of care that is just right for them, their pulmonologist may work with other pediatric specialists in our network, including:
- Cardiothoracic surgeons
- Physical therapists
- Respiratory therapists