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The Children’s Minnesota Aerodigestive clinic brings together a collaborative team involving otolaryngology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, speech and swallowing therapy and other partners with standardized approaches to complex aerodigestive problems.

  • Coordinated: Patients visit one location, and are seen by all specialists in one appointment. This reduces diagnostic and care time by 75% and means less travel and fewer sedated procedures.
  • Clinical Collaboration: A multi-disciplinary team works together, along with the referring clinician, to complete a comprehensive evaluation and create a unique treatment plan for each child. This means more effective,  efficient and safer care.
  • Family Centered: Caregivers are an important part of a child’s care and an integral part of our team. We empower them with knowledge and transparency, so we can work together in the best interest of their child.

Conditions treated

  • Achalasia
  • Airway obstruction
  • Bronchomalacia
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Caustic ingestion with stricture
  • Chronic aspiration
  • Chronic cough
  • Craniofacial syndromes
  • Cricopharyngeal dysfunction
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Esophageal web or stricture
  • Glottic stenosis


Related Specialty

  • Hypoplastic lung
  • Hypoventilation
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Laryngeal cleft
  • Laryngeal web
  • Laryngomalacia
  • Primary ciliary dyskinesia
  • Recurrent croup
  • Recurrent pneumonia/respiratory infections
  • Subglottic stenosis
  • Tracheal stenosis/complete tracheal rings
  • Tracheomalacia
  • Vocal cord paralysis



Children’s – Minneapolis
2525 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404 | map
Main: 612-874-1292
Admitting: 612-813-6231