Tracheostomy - Information, specialists, frequent questions.

Tracheotomy is an operative procedure that creates a surgical airway in the cervical trachea. A tube is temporarily or permanently placed through this opening to provide an airway and to remove secretions for the lungs. This tube is called a tracheostomy tube or trach tube. The terms tracheotomy and tracheostomy are often used the same way. Tracheotomy is the name for the operation (the incision into the trachea) but tracheostomy refers to the actual opening or hole in the neck.The tracheostomy tube can be inserted either of two ways : the open technique or the percutaneous technique. In cases of impaired breathing by a facial injury or a throat blockage, an emergency tracheostomy is done to allow breathing. A tracheostomy tube may be needed for ICU patients requiring long-term mechanical ventilation, patients unable to cough effectively to clear secretions, and patients with an obstructed or blocked airway.

Experts in tracheostomy

S. Alam Hannan

S. Alam Hannan

Ent specialist, Paediatrician, Plastic surgeon

London

Sameer Khemani

Sameer Khemani

Ent specialist

Horley

Sim Lew-Gor

Sim Lew-Gor

Ent specialist

Central London

Vikas Malik

Vikas Malik

Ent specialist

Blackpool

Mary-Louise Montague

Mary-Louise Montague

Ent specialist

Edinburgh

Wale Olarinde

Wale Olarinde

Ent specialist

Sheffield

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