Services & Specialties
Airway Reconstruction

A World Leader in Airway Reconstruction

The Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Cincinnati Children’s is the worldwide leader in performing pediatric airway reconstructions. We combine world-class surgeons, cutting-edge research, multidisciplinary care and a specialized support staff to provide the best care for roughly 129 children a year.

Our team has performed more than 3,500 airway reconstructions, treating patients from the United States, Canada, the Middle East, South America, Australia, South Africa and Asia.

Why Choose Us?

We firmly believe that it’s more than just the airway reconstruction operation that gives a child a successful outcome. That's why we focus on a holistic approach with our patients.

Specialized Experts in Reconstruction

Airway reconstructions are not always straightforward procedures. Thanks to the pioneering efforts of Robin T. Cotton, MD, FACS, FRCS(C) and our team of highly skilled surgeons we perform more than an estimated five times the number of open pediatric airway reconstructions than any other medical facility in the world, helping to ensure that your child will receive experienced, comprehensive and dedicated care.

Pioneering Work in Otolaryngology

The Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery is expanding the surgical horizons of airway reconstruction. We utilize new techniques and procedures, and are researching new ways to use topical steroids and antibiotics in our patient’s treatment plans.

Leading the Way in Vocal Reconstruction

Cincinnati Children’s is also at the forefront of vocal reconstruction, an issue that sometimes does not appear until a child reaches the teenage years. Our team studies a wide range of vocal outcomes from airway reconstruction surgeries, and is using that information to offer solutions to children experiencing voice issues.

Individualized Treatment

We strive to assess all aspects of a child and individualize a treatment plan that encompasses all levels of care. If surgery is the best option, we have the expertise to customize the procedure to meet all of your child’s medical needs.