Your Safety is our top priority Find updates and information about how the Coronavirus (COVID-19) affects medical travel. X
Contact With Us

Tracheostomy

Tracheostomy

Tracheostomy (tray-key-OS-tuh-me) is a hole that surgeons make through the front of the neck and into the windpipe (trachea). A tracheostomy tube is placed into the hole to keep it open for breathing. ...

Symptoms

n. a.

Causes

• Medical conditions that make it necessary to use a breathing machine (ventilator) for an extended period, usually more than one or two weeks
• Medical conditions that block or narrow your airway, such as vocal cord paralysis or throat cancer
• Paralysis, neurological problems or other conditions that make it difficult to cough up secretions from your throat and require direct suctioning of the windpipe (trachea) to clear your airway
• Preparation for major head or neck surgery to assist breathing during recovery
• Severe trauma to the head or neck that obstructs breathing
• Other emergency situations when breathing is obstructed and emergency personnel can't put a breathing tube through your mouth and into your trachea

More about Treatment

Tracheostomy (tray-key-OS-tuh-me) is a hole that surgeons make through the front of the neck and into the windpipe (trachea). A tracheostomy tube is placed into the hole to keep it open for breathing. The term for the surgical procedure to create this opening is tracheotomy.

A tracheostomy provides an air passage to help you breathe when the usual route for breathing is somehow blocked or reduced. A tracheostomy is often needed when health problems require long-term use of a machine (ventilator) to help you breathe. In rare cases, an emergency tracheotomy is performed when the airway is suddenly blocked, such as after a traumatic injury to the face or neck.

FAQ

not available currently

Top Doctors For Tracheostomy Treatment

Choose specialists in a country

    737

Dr. V. G. Vinod Lungs and respiratory – thoracic | Gender: Male | Experience: 4 years | Hospital: Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre (SRMC)
Dr. Vijayalakshmi Thanasekaraan Lungs and respiratory – thoracic | Gender: Female | Experience: 25 years | Hospital: Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre (SRMC)
Dr. V. V. Bashi Lungs and respiratory – thoracic | Gender: Male | Experience: 36 years | Hospital: SIMS Hospital, Chennai
Dr. V. Satyaprasad Lungs and respiratory – thoracic | Gender: Male | Experience: 38 years | Hospital: Seven Hills Hospital, Mumbai
Prof. S. K. Chhabra Lungs and respiratory – thoracic | Gender: Male | Experience: 35 years | Hospital: Primus Super Speciality Hospital, Delhi
Dr. Majeed Pasha Lungs and respiratory – thoracic | Gender: Male | Experience: 9 years | Hospital: Apollo Indraprastha
Dr. Amitabha Dutta Lungs and respiratory – thoracic | Gender: Male | Experience: 20 years | Hospital: Apollo Indraprastha
Dr. Deepak Rosha Lungs and respiratory – thoracic | Gender: Male | Experience: 30 years | Hospital: Apollo Indraprastha
Dr. Orhan Dalkiliç Lungs and respiratory – thoracic | Gender: Male | Experience: 10 years | Hospital: Hisar Intercontinental
Prof. Dr. Sami Öztürk Lungs and respiratory – thoracic | Gender: Male | Experience: 20 years | Hospital: Hisar Intercontinental
Dr. Ganesh Kumar Mani Lungs and respiratory – thoracic | Gender: Male | Experience: 40 years | Hospital: Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket
Dr. Mahesh Kumar Aravinda Lochanan Lungs and respiratory – thoracic | Gender: Male | Experience: 14 years | Hospital: Thumbay Hospital, Dubai
Dr. Vikram Sarbhai Lungs and respiratory – thoracic | Gender: Male | Experience: 23 years | Hospital: RAK Hospital
Dr. Youssef Saleem Abboud Lungs and respiratory – thoracic | Gender: Male | Experience: 13 years | Hospital: Saudi German Hospital

Top Hospitals For Tracheostomy Treatment

Choose hospitals in a country

    737

Thumbay Hospital, Dubai With our Hospitals and Medical Centre in Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Dubai and Hyderabad (India), Thum
Columbia Asia Hospital, Bengaluru Columbia Asia is an international healthcare group operating a chain of modern hospitals across Indi
Gleaneagles Global Hospital, Mumbai Gleneagles Global Hospital, Mumbai offers end-to-end clinical, surgical and diagnostic services. The
Seven Hills Hospital, Mumbai SevenHills Group has over two decades of experience in the healthcare sector, and is known for provi
Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai is a leading multi-specialty, tertiary care hospital which offers com
Whatsapp