How it Works
Airway stents are inserted using a bronchoscope, a flexible tube with camera at the end allowing the visualization of the inside of the lungs and airways. Stents vary in size, and can be placed either in the trachea or the bronchial tubes, depending on the affected area. Airway stents can either be temporary (used specifically for a therapeutic procedure) or permanent (used for prolonged opening of the airways), depending on the patient and their needs.
What to Expect
At Lung Health Services, we pride ourselves on providing expert and efficient care to our patients. If airway stenting is required, we can insert the stents from our Lansdale, PA office, and patients usually are discharged same-day. While patients may feel some throat irritation and soreness for a few days following their procedure, airway stents— temporary or permanent— allow proper airflow and improve overall lung health.
Contact Us Today
If you are experiencing chest pain, difficulty breathing, fainting, or chronic fatigue, contact Lung Health Services as soon as possible. Dr. Nina Maouelainin will swiftly diagnose your lung issues and determine whether an airway stent is required. Please call 267-500-5027 to schedule a consultation at our Lansdale, PA office. If you do not live in the Philadelphia area, or would rather have a virtual consultation, you can request a telemedicine consultation.