What Are Airway Diseases?

Airway diseases include:

  • Supraglottic stenosis, glottic stenosis, subglottic stenosis and tracheal stenosis
  • Airway tumors
  • Malacia
  • 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 physician looks at a pulmonary scan of the lungs.

A Multidisciplinary Team Approach

Your care team will include:

  • Interventional pulmonologists
  • Thoracic surgeons
  • ENT surgeons
  • Rheumatologists

They will evaluate and treat your unique condition. This approach ensures that all aspects of your condition are considered.

Meet the Complex Airway Program Team

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.

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