Airway problems can range from uncomplicated stridor (high-pitched, noisy breathing) to life-threatening airway obstructions. At the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital, our otolaryngologists use advanced equipment and techniques to precisely diagnose and treat these conditions.

If surgery is required, our surgeons use endoscopic techniques, when appropriate, to minimize pain and reduce scarring. When necessary, our UCAN helicopter transports children to Comer Children's for acute care in our intensive care unit, where our pediatric otolaryngologists work closely with our expert pediatric critical care team to identify problems and resolve them.