Tracheostomy and home ventilator program

Pediatric specialists at Dell Children’s deliver advanced care for children with a tracheostomy, and for children with a tracheostomy and a home ventilator.

Pediatric pulmonologist holding child’s hand.

Pediatric trach and ventilator care at Dell Children’s

Infants and children with a tracheostomy, with and without a home ventilator, need ongoing care from experienced pediatric specialists and work closely with families. When you choose Dell Children’s Medical Center, part of Ascension Seton for your child’s care, your child has a multispecialty team including pediatric pulmonologists, otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat doctors), neonatologists, respiratory therapists, speech therapists, child life specialists, and more. Your child’s care team starts by listening to you and answering your questions. Then your child’s team of specialists collaborate to create a comprehensive care plan that includes educational information and support for your family as you care for your child at home.

We provide support for your child and family in the hospital before your child’s tracheostomy placement. After your child’s tracheostomy, we provide detailed information and instruction on how to care for your child and make sure you feel comfortable. Our compassionate care team works closely with you, understanding that this is an adjustment and may require your family to create new routines. Your care team provides your family with all the tools and resources you need to care for your child when you leave the hospital.

Tracheostomy and home ventilator program

The tracheostomy and home ventilator program at Dell Children’s provides care for children with tracheostomies and children that are dependent on mechanical ventilation. The goal of our program is to manage the complex medical needs of these children and support your family. As part of our multispecialty approach to care, your child may meet with several of their specialists in the same outpatient visit. Your family’s care coordinator helps connect the dots for your child’s care, such as scheduling appointments and answering questions.

Caring for the whole child

Certified child life specialists are part of your family’s care team. These specialists are experienced in helping children cope through managing fears, stress and other challenges that may come with a complex medical condition. Our specialists meet with your child and family and work with you to create a care plan that supports your child’s emotional health and well-being.

Connected to the most pediatric specialty care in Central Texas

When you choose Dell Children’s, your family is connected to the most pediatric specialists in Central Texas. That means if your child needs more advanced care, your child’s pulmonology team works closely with other pediatric specialists at Dell Children’s, including sleep medicine specialists, otolaryngologists (ENT doctors), craniofacial specialists, neurologists, intensive care specialists, gastroenterologists (GI doctors), endocrinologists, cardiologists, psychologists, and more. We collaborate on your child’s care plan to deliver comprehensive, multispecialty care.

Tracheostomy and home ventilator program