It’s not uncommon for babies, children, and teens to experience lung or breathing problems as their bodies grow and develop. Symptoms of respiratory complications can include chronic cough, difficulty breathing, recurring pneumonia or lung infections, and noisy breathing. Children suffering from chronic respiratory or breathing problems are often referred to a physician who is expertly trained in pediatric pulmonary medicine.
UT Health Northeast is home to the region’s only board certified pediatric pulmonologist. Our pediatric pulmonologist and clinical staff have the expertise in caring for children — from infancy to age 18 — with breathing problems. We offer a full range of diagnostic testing and treatment so children can breathe easier.
Lung Conditions We Commonly Treat
- Chronic lung disease
- Chronic cough and wheeze
- Congenital lung and airway conditions
- Cystic fibrosis
- Recurrent pneumonia
- Respiratory insufficiency
- Unusual respiratory infections
Sleep Conditions We Commonly Treat
- Sleep apnea
- Disorders in control of breathing
- Restless leg syndrome
- Periodic limb movement disorder
- Circadian rhythm disorder
- Difficulty falling asleep or maintaining sleep
- Daytime sleepiness
- Sleepwalking, sleep talking, and sleep terrors
Testing and Procedures We Perform
- Bronchoalveolar lavage
- Oxygen and carbon dioxide monitoring
- Pulmonary function testing (PFT)
- Sleep studies
- Sweat testing for cystic fibrosis
Specialties: Sleep Medicine / Pediatric Pulmonology (Lung Disease in Children) / Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis / Infectious Lung Diseases /
Board Certifications: Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
Dr. Amaro specializes in pediatric pulmonology, the study and treatment of children’s lung diseases. He has two decades of experience treating children with cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, whooping cough, and other respiratory diseases. In addition, he is one of only a couple of board-certified specialists in pediatric sleep disorders in Northeast Texas.
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