Tracheostomy, commonly known as airway surgery, is performed to provide air passage to help the patient breathe when the usual route is blocked or reduced.
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A tracheostomy is performed under general anesthesia. However, in some cases the surgeon may administer local anesthesia instead. After which, a tracheostomy tube is inserted into the hole at the front of the neck. A neck strap is attached to the faceplate of the tube, keeping it from slipping out of the hole. Temporary sutures may also be used to secure the faceplate to the skin of the neck.
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