Children's Hospital Colorado
Breathing Institute
Breathing Institute

Patient Volumes: Who We Treat at the Breathing Institute

Our specialists are experts in breathing, lung and sleep disorders, so patients come from all over the country to be treated at Children’s Hospital Colorado. 

Nationally-ranked care for patients in Colorado and across the country

Our pediatric pulmonologists see more patients than any other pediatric pulmonology group in the Denver metro area. Not only did we see more than 66% of all pulmonary inpatient cases in the Denver Metro area in 2018, but we also saw more than 77% of the most severely ill respiratory patients. Our experience is part of what makes the Breathing Institute the best in our seven-state region.

Pulmonary procedures by year

The graph above represents common pulmonary procedures such as bronchoscopies, bronchoalveolar lavages and laryngoscopies. Since we perform such a large volume of these procedures, we offer the most experience and greatest expertise for your child.

Breathing Institute visits by year

We regularly evaluate data on the ability of our pulmonary experts to see new patients within 10 days of their appointment request. Urgent appointments are also available and we accommodate these same-day visits after discussion with our partners in care and your child’s primary care physician.  

Sleep studies by year

Our sleep program has grown tremendously, doubling the number of sleep studies done in the last seven years, including more than 4,100 in 2018.

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