Open surgery replacing more conservative management for airway stenosis

photo of Matt Rohlfing with WashU Shield

Washington University laryngologist Matt Rohlfing, MD, brings new hope to patients with airway deficiencies that are unresponsive to endoscopic management. Tracheal stenosis is a narrowing of the windpipe (trachea) that can lead to shortness of breath and coughing. The condition is most commonly caused by trauma due to intubation or tracheostomy – an opening to […]

Awake procedure improves visualization, saves patient’s voice

Robert Derousse was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2006 and underwent routine treatment. He proudly considers himself a cancer survivor. However, the subsequent loss of his voice led to frustration with both communication and an attempted surgical procedure. An alternative awake procedure by Washington University Chief of Laryngology Molly Huston, MD, would save his voice […]