Jefferson University Hospitals

Tracheal Resection

Tracheal resection is surgery for patients with a narrowed airway. The narrowed affected area of the windpipe is removed. A combined approach by Jefferson otolaryngologists and head/neck and plastic/reconstructive surgical teams may be needed in severe cases of head and neck cancer. Our physicians will explain the procedure to you and advise you of the proper postoperative care.

Our physicians are trained in such subspecialty areas as otology, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, allergy and head and neck surgery. We are backed by state-of-the-art equipment and play a key role in helping advance many of the techniques and tools used today in the treatment of disorders that affect the ears, nose and throat.