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Services - Pediatric Pulmonology

At WakeMed Pediatric Pulmonololgy, we are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of breathing issues in infants, children and teens.

Complex Conditions We Treat:

  • Abnormal lung testing/imaging – pulmonary function testing/x-rays/CT scans
  • Acute chest syndrome and other pulmonary complications of sickle cell disease
  • Asthma – severe/difficult-to-treat
  • Aspiration – chronic/recurrent
  • Breathing problems in children with neurologic diagnoses
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchomalacia
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Chronic lung disease of prematurity
  • Complicated pneumonia
  • CPAP/BiPAP use
  • Hemoptysis/coughing up blood
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Obstructive lung disease
  • Primary ciliary dyskinesia
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Restrictive lung disease
  • Supplemental oxygen use
  • Tracheomalacia
  • Tracheostomy dependence
  • Ventilator dependence

Sleep-related Conditions We Treat:

  • Apnea – central/obstructive/sleep
  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Snoring
  • Trouble getting to sleep
  • Trouble staying asleep

Diagnostic Testing:

  • Blood gasses
  • Chest x-rays, CT scans, ultrasounds
  • Exhaled fraction of nitric oxide (FeNO)
  • Pulmonary function – spirometry/plethysmography
  • Respiratory allergy skin testing
  • Videofluoroscopic swallow studies

Procedures Performed:

  • Diagnostic bronchoscopy with bronchoalveolar lavage
  • Endobronchial biopsy and brush biopsy
  • Therapeutic bronchoscopy
  • Transbronchial biopsy