TRACHEOSTOMY By N., Pam M.S. - April 29, 2013 noun. surgery to make an opening into the trachea via the neck to alleviate handicapped or blocked breathing. TRACHEOSTOMY: "At this point, the doctor says a tracheostomy is necessary." Related Psychology Terms SLEEP APNEA ANASTOMOSIS FORAMEN MAGNUM POSTRECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY DILATOR ANGIOGRAPHY PROPHYLACTIC SURGERY TYMPANOPLASTY OBTURATOR FENESTRATION Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "TRACHEOSTOMY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/tracheostomy/ (accessed June 24, 2019).