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Pediatric Pulmonary Specialist

South Counties Pediatric Critical Care Medical Group -  - Critical Care

South Counties Pediatric Critical Care Medical Group

Pediatric Critical Care serving Los Angeles & Orange Counties, CA

Respiratory conditions are one of the most common reasons children are admitted to the hospital. South Counties Pediatric Critical Care Medical Group specializes in the care of hospitalized children throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties, and the team of pediatric physicians includes specialists in pediatric pulmonary medicine. For expert inpatient pediatric pulmonary care, call the office in Fountain Valley, California today.

Pediatric Pulmonary Q & A

What is pediatric pulmonary?

Pediatric pulmonary is a subspecialty of pediatrics focused on diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the lungs. South Counties Pediatric Critical Care Medical Group specializes in the care of hospitalized children, and the team of pediatric physicians includes pediatric pulmonary experts. 

What conditions benefit from pediatric pulmonary care?

Respiratory illnesses account for a large percentage of pediatric hospital admissions. Your child may benefit from pediatric pulmonary care from the specialists at South Counties Pediatric Critical Care Medical Group if admitted for:

  • Asthma
  • Acute bronchitis
  • Chronic cough
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Airway obstruction
  • Apnea
  • Sleep disorders

The highly qualified physicians also include pediatric critical care specialists who manage unstable, life-threatening pediatric conditions in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Some conditions, such as a severe asthma attack or serious infection, may lead to respiratory failure and require the use of a ventilator. 

The pediatric pulmonary specialists at South Counties Pediatric Critical Care Medical Group work closely with the pediatric critical care specialist and the PICU team of doctors, nurses, and other health care experts while your child is on the ventilator. Together, they closely monitor your child’s breathing and provide treatments aimed at supporting your child’s ability to breathe on their own so that the breathing tube can be removed.

What are pediatric pulmonary treatments?

The team at South Counties Pediatric Critical Care Medical Group takes an evidence-based approach to care focused on improving your child’s outcomes during their hospital stay. The pediatric pulmonary treatments your child receives depends on their respiratory needs and may include:

  • Oxygen therapy
  • Breathing treatments
  • Medications to alleviate discomfort
  • Diseases-specific medications
  • Antibiotics

The pediatric specialists at South Counties Pediatric Critical Care Medical Group also perform flexible bronchoscopy procedures. During the procedure, the pediatric pulmonary specialist uses a bronchoscope, which is a flexible surgical camera, to evaluate your child’s lungs to diagnose the underlying cause of your child’s respiratory condition or remove obstructions that may be blocking your child’s airway.

The inpatient team at South Counties Pediatric Critical Care Medical Group closely monitors and manages your child’s condition during their hospital stay. This includes daily rounds, management of medication, and consultations when needed. They also keep in close contact with your child’s primary care physician and refer your child back to their doctor for follow-up care once discharged from the hospital.

For expert inpatient pediatric hospital care from a team of specialists, call South Counties Pediatric Critical Care Medical Group today.

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