At UC Health, we lead the region in scientific discoveries and embrace a spirit of purpose – offering our patients and their families something beyond everyday healthcare. At UC Health, we offer hope.
Adult Airway Reconstruction
As a national referral center and the most experienced adult airway reconstruction program in Ohio, our physicians, speech and language experts treat your condition to help improve your quality of life.
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We’re committed to finding the right treatment for you. From special procedures for those who haven’t found help elsewhere, to a physician assistant available 24 hours a day, we’re with you every step of the way. UC Health Adult Airway Reconstruction is one of the most experienced programs in the country for diagnosing and treating patients with airway and voice problems.
ACTIVE AND VIBRANT RESEARCH
We Are Committed To Advancing Medical Options.
The best medical programs in the world are part of leading-edge research aimed at improving public health and developing new medical treatments. As the Region’s only adult academic medical center, we house vibrant research programs that include ongoing clinical trials, actively initiating studies to bring new therapies and diagnostic tests to patients in Greater Cincinnati and around the world.
We Actively Seek Medical Discoveries.
Nationally and internationally recognized for its research efforts, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and UC Health has a long and distinguished history of medical discoveries. Our premier surgeon-scientists and postdoctoral researchers pursue innovative and exciting research, focused on applying their discoveries directly to the bedside to advance patient care.
REFERRING A PATIENT
Our Teams Build Strong Collaborative Partnerships With Referring Providers.
We are committed to providing optimal care to your patient and open communication with you. As a referring physician, we understand that you need to be kept informed on your patient’s progress. That’s why we set up a toolbox to share detailed information about your patient’s health with you.
To refer a patient, call 513-475-8400.
Conditions We Treat
We treat all adult airway conditions, from those that are general to conditions that are highly specialized and complex.
- Bilateral Vocal Fold Immobility
- Glottic Stenosis
- Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA)
- Laryngeal Papilloma/Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis (RRP)
- Laryngeal Web
- Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion Disorder (PVFM)
- Shortness of Breath
- Subglottic Stenosis
- Tracheal Stenosis
- Vocal Cord Disorders
- Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD)
Our experts were the first in the U.S. to perform slide tracheoplasty for tracheal stenosis on adults, allowing surgeons to operate on patients with complications, such as obesity. This procedure provides a larger airway than traditional surgery and allows patients to have their trach tube removed so they can increase their physical activity to lose weight and improve their overall health.
Innovative Research Leads to Extraordinary Treatments
Open Airway Procedures
Our surgeons have perfected open airway procedures. These techniques help patients who can’t have a minimally invasive technique or whose narrowed airway dilation fails.
Minimally Invasive Diagnosis Techniques
We offer minimally invasive procedures that limit the need for external incisions. It makes diagnosing more comfortable for you.
Our physicians can insert a scope into a narrowed airway to make small incisions and inflate a balloon to stretch and increase the size of the airway.
HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE
Donations from people like you make the difference.
By advancing medicine, our life-changing research and treatments help countless patients here and around the world. Please donate today.