Triple Endoscopy

A triple endoscopy is a combined procedure performed by the pediatric otolaryngologist, pulmonologist, and gastroenterologist. It allows the team to look all the way down the air pipe into the lungs (to look for abnormalities and to take cultures) and to look all the way down the food pipe into the stomach and to take small, painless biopsies to look for signs of gatroesophageal reflux or food allergy. For children who are aspirating (where liquid is getting into the air pipe and the lungs, which can cause pneumonia), or for children who have a chronic, unexplained coughing, a triple endoscopy procedure may reveal the cause and aid in developing a treatment plan.