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Patients with prolonged respiratory failure, tracheal/subglottic stenosis, inability to clear secretions, or progressive neurologic illnesses, resulting in the inability to breathe, are candidates for percutaneous tracheostomy. Tracheostomy can be performed in an inpatient setting or an outpatient setting.
At UC San Diego Medical Center’s Interventional Pulmonology Unit, the following interventional pulmonologists specialize in performing a percutaneous tracheostomy:
All referrals will still have the option of continuing their treatment with their primary care physicians after the percutaneous tracheostomy.
For an appointment, for more information, or to find out how to refer a patient, please contact the Interventional Pulmonology Unit, 619-543-5840.
Interventional PulmonologyUC San Diego Medical Center, 3rd Floor, South Wing200 West Arbor DriveSan Diego, CA 619-543-5840
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