CO2 Laser Supraglottoplasty to Treat Laryngomalacia

Supraglottoplasty is a microscopic surgical procedure to alter malformed structures of the upper larynx to allow a child with certain conditions (such as severe laryngomalacia) to breathe more easily. This procedure is done through the mouth. A laser or surgical instruments may be used to conservatively remove obstructive tissue in the upper larynx.

Related Centers and Programs: Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders