The trachea or windpipe is part of your airway system. Air usually enters your airway system through your nose, travels through the larynx and down your trachea. Your trachea splits into two bronchi that enter your lungs.

Problems with the trachea include narrowing, inflammation, and some inherited conditions. You may need a procedure called a tracheostomy to help you breathe if you have swallowing problems, or have conditions that affect coughing or block your airways. Our thoracic surgeons are fully equipped to treat these types of conditions here at Milford Regional.

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