Laryngectomy and Tracheostomy Products
Laryngectomy is the removal of the larynx and separation of the airway from the mouth, nose and esophagus. In a total laryngectomy, the entire larynx is removed. In a partial laryngectomy, only a portion of the larynx is removed. Following the procedure, the person breathes through an opening in the neck known as a stoma. This procedure is usually performed by an ENT surgeon in cases of laryngeal cancer. Many cases of laryngeal cancer are treated with more conservative methods, a laryngectomy is performed when these treatments fail to conserve the larynx or when the cancer has progressed such that normal functioning would be prevented. Laryngectomies are also performed on individuals with other types of head and neck cancer. Post-laryngectomy rehabilitation includes voice restoration, oral feeding and more recently, smell and taste rehabilitation.
Tracheotomy or tracheostomy is a surgical procedure which consists of making an incision to the front of the neck and creating an opening directly into the airway through an incision in the trachea. The resulting stoma can serve independently as an airway or as a site for a tracheal tube or tracheostomy tube to be inserted. This tube allows a person to breathe without the use of the nose or mouth.
It is imperative to manage your airway effectively and safely with aftercare cleaning which is where Ostomed aims to provide an extensive range of products to help improve individual's quality of life and rehabilitation post-surgery. We supply a range of Laryngectomy and Tracheostomy aftercare products including adhesives, base plates, cleaning, cleansing, dressings, filters, protectors, stoma studs, tubing and holders.
We supply a range of Laryngectomy and Tracheostomy aftercare products including adhesives, base plates, cleaning, cleansing, dressings, filters, protectors, stoma studs, tubing and holders.