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Managing Airway Disorders

At University of Utah Health, our airway disorders specialists evaluate, diagnose, and helps patients manage central airway disorders (disorders of the larger airways which include your larynx, windpipe, and bronchial tubes).

Our clinic team combines the services of otolaryngologists, pulmonologists, and speech therapists for combined expertise. This provides our patients with a team of specialists perfectly suited to help them manage complex airway disorders.

Conditions We Treat

  • Scars (subglottic or tracheal stenosis) blocking the airway
  • Tumors (benign or malignant) blocking the airway
  • Tracheomalacia (Soft and/or floppy airway)

These diseases are closely related to and can overlap with voice disorders.

Find an Airway Disorders Specialist

Preparing for Your Appointment

When you arrive at the Surgical Specialty Center, you can check in at our front desk. At this time we will be ask you to verify insurance and contact information as well as complete necessary paperwork.

What to Bring

  • Insurance card
  • Any medical records that may be helpful to us
  • A list of your medications

At your appointment, our goal is to treat your airway condition in the most efficient manner. To do this, we may ask you to see two different specialists during your appointment. We will ask you questions about your history of breathing problems, examine you, and review any available tests and studies.

Note: Seeing two different specialists may require two co-payments for the two separate consultations.