Tracheostomy

Tracheostomy is a surgical procedure to create an opening in the neck to place a tube into the windpipe. This procedure could be temporary or permanent.
During Tracheostomy, the surgeon makes an incision on the anterior aspect of the neck to open a direct airway in the trachea. Now, the surgeon inserts a tube through the cut made in the neck below the vocal cords to allow the air to enter into the lungs.
An ENT specialist who has expertise in performing surgical procedures is the right doctor to consult for Tracheostomy.
The success rate following Tracheostomy is reported to be above 90%.
In case of the removal of the Tracheostomy tube, the wound takes one to two weeks to heal.

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