What Are Airway Diseases?
Airway diseases include:
- Supraglottic stenosis, glottic stenosis, subglottic stenosis and tracheal stenosis
- Airway tumors
- Excessive dynamic airway collapse
- Tracheo-esophageal fistulas
- Rare airway disorders
These conditions often need an approach to treatment that involves different medical specialties. We aim to address this need by offering a wide range of leading-edge treatment options and a team of experts dedicated to providing the best possible care.
Meet the Team
A Multidisciplinary Team Approach
Your care team will include:
- Interventional pulmonologists
- Thoracic surgeons
- ENT surgeons
They will evaluate and treat your unique condition. This approach ensures that all aspects of your condition are considered.
Treatment Options Based on Your Needs
The program offers a wide range of treatment options, including:
Bronchoscopic and endoscopic therapies, such as:
- Airway dilation
- Laser excision of stenosis
- Airway stenting
- Thermal and cryoablation
- In-office bronchoscopy with steroid injection
Complex airway resection and reconstructive surgery:
- Open surgery
- Minimally invasive robotic surgery
As a leader in robotic thoracic surgery, Canning Thoracic Institute has been at the forefront of complex procedures. Our expertise allows us to offer you the latest treatment options.
Convenient Access and Systemwide Collaboration
Through our program, you will have quick and convenient access to our team for evaluation and treatment planning.
In addition, we can discuss your care in a Northwestern Medicine systemwide collaboration conference. This helps us get input from Northwestern Medicine experts across Chicagoland. Our team approach ensures that you will get expert treatment recommendations.
Why Canning Thoracic Institute?
The Complex Airway Program represents a significant advance in how airway diseases are treated. By assembling a team of experts and offering a wide range of leading-edge treatment options, we aim to provide excellent and effective care. We work tirelessly to treat and help manage airway diseases.