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Can a tracheotomy to be performed as a form of treatment for copd?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not as a treatment

Patients with terminal COPD may end up in a tracheostomy but it is not a treatment for COPD per se.

In brief: Not as a treatment

Patients with terminal COPD may end up in a tracheostomy but it is not a treatment for COPD per se.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

A tracheostomy is usually performed to allow long term ventilation by a mechanical ventilator. If COPD is so severe that a ventilator is required, a tracheostomy may be performed.
It is not a treatment for COPD otherwise.

In brief: Sometimes

A tracheostomy is usually performed to allow long term ventilation by a mechanical ventilator. If COPD is so severe that a ventilator is required, a tracheostomy may be performed.
It is not a treatment for COPD otherwise.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not really

While patients with COPD may get a tracheostomy in order to get off a ventilator, it is not standard therapy for nonintubated patients.

In brief: Not really

While patients with COPD may get a tracheostomy in order to get off a ventilator, it is not standard therapy for nonintubated patients.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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