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Does a breathing tube down your throat breathe for you?

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Dr. Michael Wolfe
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The breathing tube, called an endotracheal tube, goes through your mouth and into your windpipe (trachea).
This allows doctors to breathe for you using a ventilator that uses positive pressure to get air into your lungs. You can also get anesthetic gases to help you you asleep.

In brief: Yes

The breathing tube, called an endotracheal tube, goes through your mouth and into your windpipe (trachea).
This allows doctors to breathe for you using a ventilator that uses positive pressure to get air into your lungs. You can also get anesthetic gases to help you you asleep.
Dr. Michael Wolfe
Dr. Michael Wolfe
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Dr. William Culviner
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not the tube

The machine (respirator) attached to the breathing tube is set to the appropriate parameters to breathe for you.
The oxygen or anesthetic gas goes through the tube to your lungs.

In brief: Not the tube

The machine (respirator) attached to the breathing tube is set to the appropriate parameters to breathe for you.
The oxygen or anesthetic gas goes through the tube to your lungs.
Dr. William Culviner
Dr. William Culviner
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