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Pediatric Tracheotomy


Fax: 214-456-7115
Suite F5300


Fax: 469-303-4720
Suite P3500

Park Cities

Fax: 469-488-7001
Suite 106

Request an Appointment with codes: Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

Refer a Patient with Pediatric Tracheotomy

What is a Pediatric Tracheotomy?

A tracheotomy is a surgical procedure that involves creating a hole in the patient's neck and trachea (windpipe) to help the patient breathe. A tube is usually placed through this opening to provide an airway and to remove secretions from the lungs. It is generally temporary but some patient's may need one long term, or even permanently.

What can I expect with a Pediatric Tracheotomy procedure?

The Pediatric Tracheostomy Clinic provides evaluation and surgical treatment for patients with salivary control disorders, commonly known as drooling. This disorder often affects children with cerebral palsy and other neurologic disorders. It also can negatively impact children and families' lives and, in some cases, results in recurrent pneumonias and hospitalizations.

Pediatric Tracheotomy Doctors and Providers

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who needs a tracheotomy procedure?

    A tracheotomy may be done if your child has an object blocking her airway or if he is unable to breathe on his own. It is also performed on children who have had severe injuries to the neck or mouth or who have had previous surgery on the larynx.