Children's Airway & swallowing centre in Bangalore | Manipal Hospitals
Children's Airway & swallowing centre in Bangalore | Manipal Hospitals

Children’s Airway & Swallowing Centre

Whether your child is born with the complex paediatric aerodigestive disorder or acquires it in the latter stage, we have experts working efficiently for more than two decades to treat any airway disorder. The various aerodigestive disorders include Congenital airway defects, Neonatal Nasal Obstruction, Airway problems due to trauma or intubation, Tonsil and Adenoid disease, Tongue-tie (Ankyloglossia), Speech and language disorders, Craniofacial anomalies including cleft lip, cleft palate, and VPI, Neonatal or paediatric swallowing disorders, Tracheostomy tube care.

Children's Airway & swallowing centre in Bangalore | Manipal Hospitals


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Why Manipal?

The children’s airway & swallowing center in Bangalore is the only one of its kind in India & the Southeast Asia region. As part of one of the top-ranked & largest hospitals in India, we have cared for children from all over the country and beyond.

Manipal Hospital is the largest multidisciplinary program of its kind with more than 50 referrals each year. The children’s airway & swallowing centre is solely devoted to the evaluation, treatment, and follow-up care of all neonates and infants with complex airway issues. Our centre serves as the only full-service regional evaluation centre for neonates and infants with congenital and acquired airway disorders associated with extreme prematurity, congenital birth defects, genetic syndromes, or other acquired vocal cord and tracheal problems.

We offer these infants seamless care with the most innovative diagnostics and therapeutic modalities. We also provide extensive counselling and education to parents or caregivers to help them in their child’s care.

Treatment & Procedures

Bedside Flexible Nsopharyngolaryngoscopy

Bedside flexible nasopharyngolaryngoscopy is a diagnostic procedure to evaluate inside your nose and throat.

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Supraglottoplasty is a procedure used to treat laryngomalacia (soft larynx). This condition causes floppy tissue on top of the larynx, to fall into the airway and obstruct the breathing of the child leading to noisy breathing. This abnormality may cause difficulty in feeding, breathing, and swallowing.

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Fiber Optic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing

When a child swallows the food, it passes through the mouth, throat, and the food pipe called the oesophagus. A fibreoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing is a test to evaluate the way a person swallows the food and the movement of the food particles through the tube. During the procedure, the doctor passes a thin instrument called a laryngoscope…

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Bronchoscopy is a procedure to view the airways and the lungs. A thin tube called a bronchoscope is passed through the nose or mouth, down the throat into the lungs to view the images of the lungs, voice box, large airways, and even the smaller branches of the bronchi.

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Microlaryngoscopies is a surgical procedures performed using a laryngoscope. This instrument containing a microscope is inserted through the mouth to thoroughly examine the vocal folds. Using this technique, vocal fold lesions are surgically removed without any external incisions.

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Children's Airway & swallowing centre in Bangalore | Manipal Hospitals


Our team at Manipal Hospital, Old Airport Road, Division of Paediatric Otolaryngology is trained to evaluate and diagnose patients based on past medical history, clinical exams, and diagnostic tests. 

Our highly-experienced Paediatric Otolaryngologists (ENTs) can assess all the information and provide an individualized treatment plan for your child that may or may not include surgery.

Parents find that by coming to Manipal Hospital, their children receive the expert care they need in a child-friendly and family-centred environment.

We have a gamut of specialised doctors with state-of-the-art facilities that enable us to treat the child more effectively.

As empathy is the core value, we uphold compassion and care that creates a comfortable ambience for the child.

Children's Airway & swallowing centre in Bangalore

Facilities & Services

We diagnose & manage the conditions listed down:

  • Choanal Atresia

  • Complete tracheal rings

  • Foreign body aspiration

  • Glottic stenosis

  • Laryngeal atresia

  • Laryngeal trauma

  • Laryngeal web

  • Laryngomalacia

  • Laryngotracheal cleft

  • Pyriform aperture stenosis

  • Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis

  • Saccular cysts

  • Stridor (Noisy Breathing )

  • Sub glottic cysts

  • Subglottic hemangioma

  • Subglottic stenosis 

  • Tracheal stenosis 

  • Tracheomalacia 

  • Vallecular cysts

  • Vocal cord cysts

  • Vocal cord nodule

  • Vocal cord paralysis

  • Vocal cord polyps


The airway team also specializes in the care of children with long term tracheostomies. These patients are followed timely to ensure appropriate tracheostomy care and help manage potential complications from having long term tracheostomies. The team also helps to plan the decannulation process and support those children whose conditions resolve over a period of time.

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Children's Airway & swallowing centre in Bangalore | Manipal Hospitals