Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is one of the premier centers for management of children with airway problems. Our patients come from all over the United States as well as from foreign countries to receive medical care.
A highly skilled, experienced multidisciplinary team will provide expert care for your child. Members include surgeons, gastrointestinal and pulmonary physicians, anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists and nurses in the same day surgery unit, operating room and Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). They all work together to provide the highest quality care for your child.
We pride ourselves on providing family-centered, safe and effective care, no matter how complex your child's medical problems.
General anesthesia is given for evaluation of, and reconstructive surgery on, the airway. Common procedures are:
- Microlaryngoscopy (examination of the inside of the larynx or voice box)
- Bronchoscopy (examination of the bronchi, the two main branches going from the trachea to the lungs)
- Laryngotracheoplasty (surgery to correct a narrowed airway)
- Epiglottoplasty (repair of the epiglottis, which covers the larynx)
- Laser surgery
The most important issue for the anesthesiologist is how to best manage the difficult airway. We tailor our services to address each child's individual needs.