October 18, 2020

Trach Closure Time Lapse Video

Ever wonder how a trach opening closes after a trach tube is removed? Patients often worry that such an opening in the neck is permanent. It is not! With just time alone, the trach opening will close on its own over several weeks. Of course, occlusive dressings to prevent any air leak reinforced with a hand whenever talking or coughing helps ensure compete closure. Watch the time lapse video demonstrating trach closure. Please note that necessarily, pictures were obtained from several different patients at different time points after trach tube removal. 



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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids. He is also the chief medical officer of O2Labz, a medical and scientific 3D animation company.

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