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Dr. Ravi Sachidananda

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
30 years experience overall
850 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Anithakumari AM

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
28 years experience overall

Dr. Girish Rai B

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
34 years experience overall

Dr. Sunil Narayan Dutt

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
35 years experience overall
950 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Prateek Nayak

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
20 years experience overall
1100 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Shalina Ray

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
25 years experience overall

Dr. Srinivas Kunku

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
21 years experience overall

Dr. Sumit Kumar Gaur

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
14 years experience overall
950 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Santhosh velu

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
19 years experience overall
1000 Consultation fee at clinic
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Dr. Bathi Reddy

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
42 years experience overall


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cricothyrotomy?

Cricothyrotomy is an emergency surgical procedure done in case of airway obstruction. Here an incision is made on the neck of the patient, on the cricothyroid membrane into the windpipe, for creating an airway, by inserting a small pipe into the hole created. Cricothyrotomy is also known as Cric, Thyrocricotomy, Cricothyroidotomy, Inferior Laryngotomy, Coniotomy, Inter Cricothyrotomy, Emergency airway puncture.

There 3 types of Cricothyrotomy:

  1. Surgical Cricothyrotomy
  2. Percutaneous Cricothyrotomy
  3. Needle Cricothyrotomy

What are the advantages of Cricothyrotomy?

Advantages of Cricothyrotomy are as follows:

  1. Less incision pain or airway trauma
  2. The surgical tube is more easily installed, hence longer ventilation 
  3. Surgical Cricothyrotomy also allows suctioning of the airways aswell

What are the indications of Cricothyrotomy?

Cricothyrotomy is indicated in few of the following condition:

  1. Trauma to face, mouth, and jaws
  2. Trauma to the cervical spine
  3. Oral hemorrhage
  4. Copious emesis (Sight or smell of food-induced vomiting)
  5. Anatomic  abnormalities
  6. Oropharyngeal edema

Who are the best surgeons/doctors to perform Cricothyrotomy?

A certified and trained General surgeon/physician or a Respiratory Therapist who is well experienced in Cricothyrotomy can perform this surgery/procedure.

Is Cricothyrotomy a major surgery or minor surgery?

Cricothyrotomy is considered a minor surgical procedure as it is not permanent and recovery time is also less.

What are the risks and complications associated with Cricothyrotomy?

Following are a few risks and complications of Cricothyrotomy:

  1. Bleeding
  2. Damage to the thyroid gland, tracheal cartilage
  3. Leakage from trachea
  4. Formation of false tract
  5. Infection

How long does it take to complete Cricothyrotomy?

The duration of the surgery varies depending on the type of Cricothyrotomy performed. Generally, Cricothyrotomy takes around 30-90 minutes to complete.

What is the recovery time for Cricothyrotomy?

Recovery time for Cricothyrotomy is usually 48 hours.

What is the success rate of Cricothyrotomy?

The success rate of Cricithyrotomy depends on the following factors: 

  1. Age of the patient
  2. The medical condition of the patient
  3. Experience of the surgeon/doctor
  4. Type of procedure performed

However, the success rate of Surgical Cricothyrotomy is 90-95% and for Percutaneous Cricothyrotomy is 50-60%.

Is Cricothyrotomy permanent?

Cricothyrotomy is not a permanent procedure as the cricothyrotomy tube can be removed after normal breathing is attained.

What are the long-term results of Cricothyrotomy?

Few long-term results of Cricothyrotomy are:

  1. A part of the windpipe is narrowed (Subglottis Stenosis)
  2. Changes in voice

Can Cricothyrotomy be detected in the future?

Cricothyrotomy can be detected in the future as the scar of the incision will be present.

What are the options if Cricothyrotomy fails?

If Cricothyrotomy fails, then the doctor may recommend revision surgery.

What are the alternatives for Cricothyrotomy?

The following is the alternative for Cricothyrotomy is Tracheotomy or Tracheostomy.

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