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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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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:

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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.

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Constructing a New Trachea to Avoid Permanent Tracheostomy

Using a thermoplastic polymer and the patient’s rib cartilage and vascularized fascia, Johns Hopkins experts, Kofi Boahene, M.D., Alexander Hillel, M.D. and team successfully replaced the patient’s trachea.

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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.