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Tracheostomy and Home Ventilation

If your child has had a tracheostomy, your family will need ongoing support from specialists in many areas of care. Working together, our Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine and Otolaryngology programs at Monroe Carell provide tracheostomy and ventilator support at our hospital and at your home after discharge. Our specialists work with your family to create a care plan that is best for your child. During outpatient clinic visits, your child will meet with multiple specialists on your care team to save you time ensure we consider all your child's needs. We treat patients from infants to young adults, ensuring continuity of care that follows your child as they grow.

Conditions We Treat

  • Bronchomalacia
  • Central hypoventilation
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Congenital and acquired airway malformations
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Restrictive lung disease
  • Tracheomalacia

Meet Your Care Team

Why Choose Tracheostomy and Home Ventilation Care at Monroe Carell

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    Recognized care

    U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked Monroe Carell's pulmonology department as one of the best in the nation.

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    Home care support

    Our team provides your family with education on home care and safety to ensure you'll be able to care for your child following tracheostomy.

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    Coordinated care

    Your child's outpatient clinic follow-up visits may include meetings with a pediatric pulmonologist, ENT provider, respiratory therapist, nutritionists, case manager, speech therapist and social worker. We coordinate these visits to give your family the most convenience possible and ensure we consider your child's complete health.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:
  • Advanced ongoing airway and ventilation management 
  • Airway evaluation
  • Airway surveillance via direct laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy
  • Chronic mechanical ventilation
  • Remote ventilator monitoring

Patient Resources

Our health library offers a thorough guide for parents on caring for a child's tracheostomy.