NICU at the hospital where he was born and was intubated to allow his lungs to continue developing."> NICU at the hospital where he was born and was intubated to allow his lungs to continue developing.">

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Peyton's Airway Reconstruction Journey
Peyton was born with a congenital heart defect that led her to spend months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Like many infants who are born premature and with congenital health issues, Peyton had to undergo a tracheostomy to help her breathe and eat.
Thanks to advances in medicine, Peyton recently underwent airway reconstruction surgery, performed by pediatric otolaryngologist Dr. Brian Ho, and can now breathe on her own.
South Florida surgeon helps children with airway disorders breathe easy
According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 15 million babies are born prematurely every year. Among the many complications these little ones face are airway disorders. Thanks to airway reconstruction performed by Dr. Brian Ho, little Elijah is able to breathe on his own without the support of a medical device.

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