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Complex Airway Clinic

The Johns Hopkins Complex Airway Clinic is a multidisciplinary program for adults and children experiencing airway disorders caused by prolonged intubation or tracheostomy.

Our clinic can help people with laryngeal stenosis, tracheomalacia, subglottic stenosis and autoimmune disorders affecting the larynx and trachea. 

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At Johns Hopkins Medicine, your health and safety are our very highest priorities. We are ready to care for you and your family in our hospitals, surgery centers, and through in-person clinic and online video visits. Learn how we are keeping you safe and protected so that you can get the care you need.

How to Schedule Your Appointment


Video Visits (Telemedicine)

Many new and existing Johns Hopkins patients have the option to have a video appointment (telemedicine) with their provider, depending on their healthcare need. If you don't have a device to use for a video visit, you and your provider may decide that a telephone call will meet your needs.
Learn more about video visits.

Surgeries and Procedures

If you've been already scheduled for a procedure that had to be postponed, we will reach out to you to reschedule. If this is a new procedure, please contact us at 443-997-6467 to schedule a consultation.
Learn more about preparing for your appointment.

In-person Visits

If you are an existing patient and had an appointment that was postponed, our offices may contact you to reschedule. You can also call your doctor’s office or send a message via MyChart to discuss your healthcare needs so we can determine the appointment that is most appropriate. If you are a new patient, please call us at 443-997-6467 to schedule an in-person primary or specialty care visit.
Learn more about in-person visits.

*New patients have not been previously seen by a provider at the Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. **Existing patients have been seen by the department in the past. Existing patients must have a MyChart account to request an appointment online, or may otherwise need to call. You can enroll in MyChart to manage appointments, communicate with your provider, receive test results and request prescription renewals.


Why Choose Johns Hopkins?

Our One-Stop, Multidisciplinary Service

Your treatment starts with an examination that includes a flexible endoscopy of the throat, voicebox and trachea. Afterward, you and your family members will meet with multiple specialists during one appointment to review your records and examination results. Your team of specialists will work with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan based on your diagnosis, enabling you and your family to make the best possible decisions for your care.

Your team of airway experts you may include:


Meet Our Specialists
Our team of multidisciplinary experts specializes in the treatment of airway disorders. 

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Laryngotracheal Stenosis | Health Library
Learn more about laryngotracheal stenosis including symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. 

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Comprehensive Treatment of Laryngotracheal Stenosis
Learn more about the Complex Airway Clinic which was established to ease the burden on patients and their families, as well as provide better, more coordinated care.

Treatment of Complex Airway Disorders – FAQs

Otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon, Alexander Hillel, M.D.,Director of the Johns Hopkins Complex Airway Clinic, discusses complex airway disorders (laryngotracheal stenosis), how to get a correct diagnosis and what treatment options are available depending on the severity of the disease.