Our program is one of the first in the country to offer complex yet minimally invasive procedures, such as robotic tracheal reconstruction and tracheobronchoplasty, to restore proper function of the airway (trachea and bronchi) and voice.

Our team of highly skilled thoracic surgeons and interventional pulmonologists also uses a variety of minimally invasive techniques to treat potentially fatal conditions, such as tracheal or tracheo-esophageal fistulas, as well as tracheal stenosis.

Meet the Team

A physician looks at a pulmonary scan of the lungs.

The Complex Airway and Tracheal Surgery team offers specialized treatments for both common and rare disorders of the trachea.

Meet the Complex Airway and Trachea Surgery Team

About Our Program

Committed To Excellent Outcomes

Our team will develop an individualized treatment plan with a goal of achieving your best outcome.

Innovative Approaches to Research

Northwestern Medicine works to advance the field of tracheal surgery and develop innovative treatments for highly complex and potentially fatal conditions that affect the trachea.

Comprehensive Patient Care: What to Expect

After being referred, learn what to expect from the first evaluation through the post-surgical treatment plan.

Your Care Team

Our multidisciplinary team of physicians will provide a comprehensive evaluation of the airway disease and offer a care plan best suited to your needs.