Mayo Clinic's approach

People with throat conditions who may need a larynx or trachea transplant are cared for by staff in the Department of Otolaryngology (ENT)/Head and Neck Surgery. Larynx and trachea transplants are performed by doctors with specific interests and advanced training in reconstructive surgical care of people with serious conditions of the larynx and trachea. These procedures were made possible through Mayo Clinic's research into the use of pioneering processes for transplantation.

Mayo Clinic has established the first program for larynx and trachea transplant approved by the United Network for Organ Sharing. The Mayo Clinic Larynx and Trachea Transplant Program is located on the Mayo Clinic campus in Arizona.

Multispecialty team-based care

The Larynx and Trachea Transplant Program is a national and international referral center for complex airway reconstruction procedures.

Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience diagnosing and treating complex larynx and tracheal disorders, including rare types. Your care team will give you the knowledge and resources to get exactly the care you need. Your transplant will be done by a surgeon certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery.

Our team of experts is composed of specialists in neck and throat disorders. They coordinate their skills and knowledge to provide the best possible care to our patients. Various departments, such as the transplant center, speech-language pathology, and Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery) work together to provide both inpatient and follow-up care.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic, which stretches across campuses in Rochester, Minnesota, Jacksonville, Florida, and Scottsdale, Arizona, is ranked among the U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals for ear, nose and throat and cancer care.

Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center meets the strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognize scientific excellence and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.



  • Mayo Clinic Larynx and Trachea Transplant Program
  • 5777 E. Mayo Blvd.
    Phoenix, AZ 85054
  • Phone: 480-342-2983

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

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Oct. 20, 2022
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