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Airway Disorders

From the moment we take our first breath of air at birth, we understand the life-sustaining importance of getting oxygen into our lungs. The wind pipe (trachea) is an important component of the respiratory system. Diseases of the trachea can make breathing difficult and severely impair the body’s ability to function.

At NorthShore, our thoracic surgery specialists have expertise in diagnosing and treating many types of airway disorders, including: