Aerodigestive Center

Our Aerodigestive Center at Children's Wisconsin provides your child a dedicated team offering complete multidisciplinary care and treatment of complex airway and digestive tract disorders in children.

A team approach

Aerodigestive disorders affect your child's breathing, ability to swallow and eat. Treatment of these complex conditions requires integrated support from multiple specialists.

The Aerodigestive Center at Children’s Wisconsin provides your child with a dedicated team of specialists that work together to treat complex airway and digestive tract disorders in children. Each patient that is seen in the Aerodigestive Clinic has an in-depth team discussion and is seen by all necessary specialists. Your child’s medical record is reviewed and discussed by all team members prior to your visit.

Specialized services

The specialists on our team include:

  • Otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) doctor
  • Gastroenterology doctor
  • Pulmonary doctor
  • Speech and language specialist
  • Pediatric general surgery
  • Nutrition

In addition to the specialists on our own team, we have access to a variety of nationally recognized specialists at Children's Wisconsin. This means more specialists and treatment possibilities for your child, all working in collaboration.


Children's treats the full range of airway, digestive, voice, and tracheal disorders including:

  • Airway obstruction
  • Airway anomalies
  • Chronic aspiration
  • Dysphagia
  • Esophageal atresia
  • Esophageal stricture
  • Laryngomalacia, tracheomalacia, and bronchomalacia
  • Laryngeal cleft
  • Recurrent pneumonia 
  • Sialorrhea 
  • Stridor
  • Tracheal atresia
  • Tracheal stenosis 
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula
  • Vascular rings and slings

Tests, treatments and services

After a multidisciplinary discussion, your doctors will discuss potential options with you. Some of these may include procedures done under sedation. One of the more common procedures for children with complex aerodigestive conditions is a combined endoscopy known as a triple scope. A triple scope allows your doctor to look at more than one area looked at. This includes upper airway, lungs, esophagus, stomach, and small intestine.


Our specialists on the Children’s Wisconsin Aerodigestive team are active in cutting edge research. Many of our specialists have presented their research at national meetings.

Please access the Faculty Collaboration Database to search for current and previous faculty research.


Children’s Wisconsin provides resources such as teaching sheets, educational items, and information on national groups related to aerodigestive conditions. Learn more.

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To make an appointment, call our Central Scheduling team or request an appointment online.

(877) 607-5280

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