About Rush Lung Center Upper Airway Program
If you have been diagnosed with a complex airway disease, the Rush Lung Center Upper Airway Program provides advanced treatment options and comprehensive care to help your condition.
Complex airway diseases can include cancerous (most commonly tumors of the larynx, trachea, thyroid and lung) and noncancerous disorders (tracheostomy or autoimmune) of the windpipes. These diseases can affect your ability to breathe or speak.
Our top priority is treating your condition without limiting your quality of life. Experts at the Rush Lung Center Upper Airway Program work together to develop a personalized care plan fit for you and your lifestyle.
- Multidisciplinary team: Treating complex airway disorders demands a collaborative team of experts, who specialize complex procedures. Together, our multidisciplinary team — including thoracic surgeons, interventional pulmonologists, ear, nose and throat surgeons, and medical and radiation oncologists — has the expertise to treat a variety of complex airway disorders.
- Diagnosing your condition: Complex airway diseases usually progress slowly and gradually worsen over time. Many symptoms are similar to other lung conditions or medical problems, so it’s critical to get the right diagnosis. Contact us if you’ve noticed ongoing shortness of breath, voice changes, wheezing or coughing up blood.
- Experts in complex airway diseases: We offer expert care for people with airway trauma, bronchial stenosis, glottis stenosis, tracheal and subglottic stenosis or tumors, and autoimmune disorders that affect the larynx and trachea.
- Innovative treatment options: Our program offers you a comprehensive evaluation and the latest care options to treat your condition. We’ll help determine the best treatment option for you, which may include dilation, stenting, laser therapy, ablation therapy, steroid injections, surgery, laryngoscopy or bronchoscopy with balloon or rigid dilation.