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Dr. Astra can assist patients who are in need of a tracheostomy due to an obstructed airway caused by trauma or an underlying medical condition and those for whom the use of a ventilator has become necessary to help them breathe. A tracheotomy procedure is performed to create the tracheostomy, which is simply a hole in the windpipe through which air is able to pass. For many patients, a tracheostomy is only temporary and will be allowed to heal over when the need for it has been resolved.

If you need more information about the procedure to create a tracheostomy, please call the Florida Hospital North Pinellas Surgical Institute at 727.270.9927.