Pulmonology care, close to home
Pediatric pulmonologists and sleep medicine doctors at Dell Children's Medical Group - Pulmonology Far West have advanced expertise in diagnosing and treating respiratory conditions in babies, children and teens. Using our dedicated pulmonary function lab, we are able to quickly diagnose even the most complex respiratory conditions. Each appointment starts with a conversation with you and your child about their breathing. Ask us your questions – big and small. Together, we discuss your child’s diagnosis, therapeutic treatment options and ongoing care. Then, we create a care plan that’s right for your child and family.
Diagnosing pediatric respiratory conditions
Our goal is to help your child breathe comfortably. That’s why our care team specializes in rapidly diagnosing respiratory conditions, including:
- Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (when a baby’s lungs are irritated and do not develop normally)
- Congenital malformations in the lungs and airway (abnormal tissues that form in a baby during pregnancy)
- Cystic fibrosis
- Lung infection, including pneumonia
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Sleep disorders
If your child’s condition is related to another health concern, your child’s care team works with pediatric specialists at Dell Children's Medical Center. Together, we deliver care that focuses on the whole child.
Sleep disorders in children and teens
When your child has a sleep disorder, it can affect your child’s physical and emotional health. Pediatric sleep medicine doctors at Dell Children's listen to understand your concerns about your child’s breathing, napping and nightly sleep routine. Then, we work with you to create a care plan that helps improve their quality of sleep. Our care team provides diagnostic sleep studies designed for children. These tests help determine if your child has a sleep disorder and if it may be affecting your child’s heart, lungs and brain.
Symptoms of a sleep disorder may include excessive daytime sleepiness, irritability, behavior concerns and learning difficulties. Our pediatric sleep doctors specialize in treatments for pediatric sleep disorders, including:
- Behavioral insomnia
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Parasomnias (sleep walking, sleep talking, terrors)
- Restless leg syndrome
Care for your child’s emotional and mental health
Your child’s condition or treatments may affect their emotional and mental health. That’s why we deliver care for the whole child – physical and emotional health. With specialists from the Texas Child Study Center as part of our care team, we create a treatment plan that focuses on all aspects of your child’s health. The Texas Child Study Center is a collaboration between Dell Children’s Medical Center at Ascension Seton and UT Health Austin, the clinical practice of Dell Medical School at The University of Texas. The Texas Child Study Center diagnoses, treats and manages the care for children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral and developmental concerns. Together, our care team provides a range of services, from evaluation and diagnosis to medical management, psychiatric care, therapy services and more.