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Endoscopic Airway Surgery

Endoscopic Surgery Procedure

Endoscopic airway surgery refers to non-invasive procedures used to correct air flow in the area from the top of the voice box down to the trachea. During Endoscopic airway surgery, a thin, lighted instrument called an endoscope is inserted into the airway. The endoscope allows the surgeon to perform the surgery by making a very small incision or without making any incision. Also known as "keyhole" surgery, minimally invasive endoscopic airway surgery speeds patients' healing and recovery time.

Microscopic Laryngoscopy and Bronchoscopy (Micro L and B) is a non-invasive procedure that uses a special telescope to provide a close-up view and examination of the upper and lower airway. The telescope is passed through the mouth into the throat and provides close-up views of the larynx (voice box), trachea (windpipe) and bronchi (lower branches of the windpipe). This procedure looks for any problems that may be causing the following symptoms:

  • Noisy breathing
  • Persistent coughing
  • Weak cry
  • Hoarse voice
  • Blockage of the airway
  • Repeated breathing problems
  • A foreign body in the airway
  • Severe neck injury

Esophagoscopy is a non-invasive procedure that provides a close-up view and examination of the esophagus (swallowing tube). A special telescope is passed through the mouth into the esophagus to check for any problems that may cause or increase breathing problems or cause swallowing difficulty.