Advanced Care for Benign Airway Conditions

Treatments offered by BIDMC's Complex Airway Program include surgical and endoscopic procedures.


The Complex Airway Program is a regional and national referral center providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for patients with malignant and benign airway disorders.

Our physician team includes interventional pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, otorhinolaryngologists, speech pathologists, anesthesiologists, and radiologists.

We provide care for patients with:

  • vocal cord dysfunction
  • vocal cord paralysis
  • laryngeal stenosis
  • laryngomalacia
  • tracheal and bronchial stenosis
  • tracheocutaneous fistula
  • tracheoesophageal fistula
  • laryngeal, tracheal, and bronchial tumors
  • tracheostomy-related complications

We have particular expertise in the endoscopic and surgical management of complex benign airway disorders such as tracheal and bronchial stenosis.

We have significant experience in performing surgical procedures such as tracheal resection and reconstruction, carinal resection, and tracheoplasty. We also offer (for both diagnosis and/or treatment) a wide range of endoscopic procedures.