Pediatric Lung Disorders

If your child has a lung disease, you will find care for it close to home. Experts in our Pediatric Pulmonary, Asthma and Sleep Services and Cystic Fibrosis Center treat infants, children and adolescents for a wide variety of lung conditions including:

  • Asthma
  • Congenital lung disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (lung disease of prematurity)
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Airway disorders
  • Noisy breathing
  • Chronic cough
  • Vocal cord dyfunction
  • Functional breathing disorders
  • Recurrent respiratory infections

Our Lung Disorders Services

We treat a wide range of testing and services, including:

  • Evaluation of asthma symptoms, lung function measurement and identification of triggers for asthma
  • Patient and parent education on environmental control measures to avoid or eliminate factors that trigger asthma symptoms or flare-ups
  • Advice on recommended activities for patients with exercise-induced asthma
  • Medication therapy for long-term asthma management
  • Diagnosis and treatment of congenital lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis
  • Sleep studies to assist in the relief of symptoms associated with sleep disorders
  • Case management for the support of medically complex and technologically dependent children in the home
  • Flexible bronchoscopy
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Exercise testing

Cystic Fibrosis Care Nationally Recognized

You can find comfort in knowing that our UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center is nationally recognized for its work with patients with cystic fibrosis. In fact, we treat more cystic fibrosis patients than any other facility in Central and Western Massachusetts. Our center also serves as a clinical research site to advance the understanding and treatment of this incurable disease.

Working With Schools

When your child is ready to return to school, we work with schools through Central Massachusetts MASSTART, which integrates medically complex children into the school system. The program is one of the five statewide resource centers for the integration of the technology dependent child into schools.

The National Association of Pediatric Home and Community Care was founded by members of the center, and it sponsors a national conference on the integration of medically complex, chronically ill infants and children into the community.