Healthcare Specialties

Tracheal Resection


Tracheal resection is a surgical procedure used to remove a portion of the trachea, or windpipe. The trachea is the tube that transports air from the mouth and nose to the lungs. During the procedure, the surgeon will make an incision in the trachea and remove the damaged or diseased portion. The remaining ends of the trachea are then sutured together.
Tracheal resection is typically recommended for patients with tracheal tumors, tracheal stenosis, or other conditions that affect the trachea. In some cases, the procedure may be recommended to relieve symptoms of a respiratory condition such as asthma or COPD. A patient’s medical history, lifestyle, and overall health will be evaluated to determine if tracheal resection is an appropriate treatment option.
There are several potential benefits of tracheal resection, including improved breathing, decreased symptoms of respiratory conditions, and. improved quality of life. The procedure can also help reduce the risk of complications from tracheal tumors or stenosis.




Recovery from tracheal resection typically takes several weeks. During this time, the patient may need to rest, avoid strenuous activities, and follow any instructions given by the doctor. Pain medications may be prescribed to reduce any discomfort during the recovery period. The patient’s doctor will monitor their progress and adjust the treatment plan as needed.