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GHI is proud to announce another successful case of our young hero on his way to a more fulfilling life.

Santiago was given a tracheotomy at an early age to help him overcome breathing difficulties, but in the process of this treatment, his quality of life was severely affected. Multiple doctor and hospital visit to deal with the complications of Tracheostomy and many sleepless night for parents was finally and successfully came to an end when Dr Shahzeidi was finally able to decannulate him and close the tracheotomy.

Our best wishes for Santiago and his family.
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Additional Notes:
+ Tracheotomy is the treatment for children with severe respiratory obstruction
+ Decannulation is the process whereby a tracheotomy tube is removed
+ After the tube is removed, patient needs to be closely monitored by medial staff and be part of the Sleep Study
+ Sleep Study includes teaching/helping patient how to breath without the tube (so called conditioning) - done by Dr Shahzeidi
+ Patient also needs to be on antibiotics since infection may occur
+ Daily routine includes learning how to use nose and how to breathe again without the tube - maintaining oxygen
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