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  1. Karthik Balakrishnan, M.D., M.P.H.

    Karthik Balakrishnan, M.D., M.P.H.

    1. Otolaryngologist
    1. Rochester, Minnesota
    Areas of focus:

    Airway reconstruction, Laryngeal reinnervation surgery, Laryngotracheal reconstruction, Tracheostomy, Difficulty swallowing, Head and neck cancer, Laryngeal cleft, Sinusitis, Sleep apnea, Subglottic stenosis, Tracheal stenosis, Vascular malformation, Vocal cord paralysis more

  2. Dale C. Ekbom, M.D.

    Dale C. Ekbom, M.D.

    1. Otolaryngologist
    1. Rochester, Minnesota
    Areas of focus:

    Cricopharyngeal myotomy, Laryngeal botulinum injections, Laryngeal reinnervation surgery, Laryngotracheal reconstruction, Laser surgery, Phonosurgery, Tracheostomy, Zenker's diverticulotomy, Spasmodic dysphonia, Subglottic stenosis, Tracheal stenosis, Tremor, Vocal cord paralysis, Voice disorder more

  3. Ryan M. Kern, M.D.

    Ryan M. Kern, M.D.

    1. Internist
    2. Critical Care Specialist
    3. Pulmonologist
    1. Rochester, Minnesota
    Areas of focus:

    Bronchoscopy, Chest drainage tube insertion, Thoracentesis, Thoracoscopy, Tracheostomy, Lung cancer, Lung nodule, Pleural effusion, Tracheal stenosis, Tracheomalacia more



See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic authors on tracheostomy on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Tracheostomy care at Mayo Clinic

Jan. 03, 2018
  1. What is a tracheostomy? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Accessed March 7, 2016.
  2. Hall JB, et al. Tracheostomy. In: Principles of Critical Care. 4th ed. New York: The McGraw-Hill Companies; 2015. http:// Accessed March 9, 2016.
  3. Hyzy RC. Overview of tracheostomy. Accessed March 9, 2016.
  4. Bair AE. Emergent surgical cricothyrotomy (cricothyroidotomy). Accessed March 9, 2016.
  5. Airway establishment and control. Merck Manual Professional Version. Accessed March 11, 2016.
  6. Flint PW, et al. Tracheotomy. In: Cummings Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery. 6th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Saunders Elsevier; 2015. Accessed March 15, 2016.
  7. Clinical consensus statement: Tracheostomy care. American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery. Accessed March 15, 2016.