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Several diseases can cause airway narrowing or stenosis. Inflammatory conditions, such as wegeners, sarcoidosis, and subglottic stenosis along with airway tumors, prior radiation, or lung transplant anastomosis strictures can benefit from this treatment option. While there are several methods available to improve airway narrowing, balloon dilatation may provide a gentle, uniform dilation with less airway trauma.
Generally considered safer than rigid dilation
At UC San Diego Medical Center’s Interventional Pulmonology Unit, the following interventional pulmonologists specialize in performing a balloon dilatation:
All referrals will still have the option of continuing their treatment with their primary care physicians after a balloon dilatation.
Interventional PulmonologyUC San Diego Medical Center, 3rd Floor, South Wing200 West Arbor DriveSan Diego, CA 619-543-5840
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