Children with tracheotomies treatment
A tracheostomy is an opening that directly connects the trachea with the external environment. Tracheostomy is a surgical procedure to create an artificial opening in the neck. After the formation of the tracheostomy, the patient re-learns to breathe, swallow and speak, if the vocal cords are preserved. It is important to understand that such an operation is performed to save lives and often cannot be done without it.
When is the operation scheduled?
A specialist may resort to surgery in the following cases:
- Obstruction of the upper respiratory tract
- Respiratory support for patients with prolonged mechanical ventilation - as a result of severe traumatic brain injury, in the case of barbiturate poisoning, burn disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, etc.
When the operation cannot be performed
Absolute contraindications for the procedure are:
- Instability of vital processes (sepsis, pneumonia, respiratory or cardiovascular instability, complications from the kidneys or nervous system);
- Problems that obstruct breathing or access to the trachea (congenital anomalies, compression by a tumor, goiter, kyphoscoliosis, curvature of the trachea due to trauma or scoliosis, risk of bleeding in case of neck hemangioma, etc.).
Carrying out the procedure
The Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology of the leading Israeli clinic Tel Aviv Medical Clinic employs real professionals in their field who have practical experience and knowledge of the detection and treatment of diseases. We use unique therapy methods and modern equipment. Our employees annually improve their qualifications at leading foreign research centers. The wards of the department are equipped with everything necessary for a comfortable stay of patients. In the clinic, prices are set as in a public hospital. Thus, you get quality services for which you pay less. If necessary, our staff will help you contact charitable foundations to raise funds for treatment.
When carrying out a tracheostomy operation, the individual constitutional characteristics of the patient's physique (hypersthenic, asthenic, normosthenic), the severity of subcutaneous fat, the possibility of extending the cervical spine are taken into account.