A Holistic Approach to Care
At Cincinnati Children’s, we take a holistic approach to assessing and diagnosing our patients. Instead of sending your child to various doctor appointments and diagnostic tests spanning weeks − or even months − we try to perform all exams and tests within a few days.
Our integrated approach allows doctors in multiple disciplines to work together to determine the best course of action for your child. Often, children have a variety of medical issues that need to be addressed, and our team provides coordinated care for each child. Your child’s needs are discussed with you and your family, leading to an integrated, customized treatment plan.
Types of Airway Reconstruction Procedures
Airway reconstructions include procedures involving the area from the top of the voice box to the trachea. Hundreds of procedures fall into two main categories under airway reconstruction:
- Open airway procedures – made with a neck incision into the airway
- Endoscopic procedures (such as microscopic laryngoscopy, bronchoscopy and esophagoscopy) – done through the mouth, limiting the need for an incision in the neck.
The four most common types of open airway reconstruction procedures include:
- Laryngotracheal reconstruction (SSLTR) with cartilage grafting
- Cricotracheal resection (CTR)
- Tracheal resection
- Slide tracheoplasty
These procedures either reconstruct or expand segments of the airway, depending on the child’s unique needs.
In addition to dedicated surgeons and physicians, we provide excellent peri-operative and post-operative care, from anesthesia and the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, to swallowing and voice rehabilitation. We ensure that each child receives the care they need, for as long as they need it. When your child is a patient at Cincinnati Children’s, you receive the benefit of not just one doctor’s opinion, but an entire community of doctors all striving for a positive outcome.
Center for Pediatric Voice Disorders
The Center for Pediatric Voice Disorders at Cincinnati Children’s is a world-class source for diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the larynx (voice box). Otolaryngologists, speech-language pathologists and nurses are all part of the team who work closely with you, your child and your family to develop an individualized care for the patient.
Learn more about the Center for Pediatric Voice Disorders.