Department of Otolaryngology

Adult Airway Clinic

Breathing is involved in each moment of your life. So, when you begin to suffer from an upper airway disorder or disease, it can have a negative impact on your daily routine.

At the Adult Airway Clinic, we realize the need for maintaining a strong and healthy breath.

Our experts take a complete approach to diagnosing and treating all types of adult upper airway disorders, including:

  • Acid reflux dilemmas affecting the airway
  • Airway stent
  • Posterior glottic stenosis
  • Revision laryngeal stenosis
  • Subglottic stenosis
  • Supraglottic stenosis
  • Tracheal stenosis
  • Combination stenosis
  • Tracheotomy decannulation
  • Failure of tracheotomy decannulation

Using advanced diagnostic and treatment methods, our team can help you manage your upper airway problem and make each breath comfortable and strong.

A Resource for Patients, Families, and Referring Physicians

As a complete resource center, the UPMC Adult Airway Clinic:

  • Makes educating patients and family members a key aspect of our patient care concept. Our experts provide details about your airway problem and treatment options to help put you at ease.
  • Is on hand to referring doctors and surgeons who may request diagnoses, second opinions, and treatment plans.
  • Is part of UPMC’s Department of Otolaryngology — which is consistently ranked among the nation's top five otolaryngology departments by U.S. News & World Report.