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What is the difference between a tracheostomy and a vent?
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Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Hole vs machine
A tracheostomy is a hole in the neck that connects the trachea (windpipe) directly to the outside world.
This is done for many reasons. A vent is short for a ventilator. This is used to assist a patient's breathing either in the operating room or in the intensive care unit. A ventilator is often connected to a tracheostomy.

In brief: Hole vs machine
A tracheostomy is a hole in the neck that connects the trachea (windpipe) directly to the outside world.
This is done for many reasons. A vent is short for a ventilator. This is used to assist a patient's breathing either in the operating room or in the intensive care unit. A ventilator is often connected to a tracheostomy.
Dr. Phil Zapanta
Dr. Phil Zapanta
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
In brief: Different things.
A tracheostomy is aplastic tube surgically inserted in the trachea to allow you provide ventilation to the lungs without a breathing tube in the mouth.
A. Entail actor is a machine that provides oxygen a pressure through a breathing tube to the lungs.

In brief: Different things.
A tracheostomy is aplastic tube surgically inserted in the trachea to allow you provide ventilation to the lungs without a breathing tube in the mouth.
A. Entail actor is a machine that provides oxygen a pressure through a breathing tube to the lungs.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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