Microscopic Voice Surgery, commonly called Vocal Cord Surgery, is a minimally invasive procedure to treat voice disorders, vocal cord problems and other problems affecting the larynx.
The procedure is also known as Microlaryngeal Surgery. It may be used as diagnostic procedure to determine the best course of treatment for persistent cough, hoarseness or various voice problems.
This type of surgical procedure is performed on a patient with:
Speaking or breathing difficulties
Hoarseness in voice and other voice problems
Abnormal growth (benign or malignant tumour) in the larynx
The doctor will instruct the patient to fast for 8 to 10 hours prior to the surgery. In some cases, the doctor may recommend voice rest for a few days before the surgery.
Microscopic Voice Surgery is performed under general anesthesia by an experienced head and neck surgeon. It is a no incision surgery.
During the procedure,
A tube-like device (called a laryngoscope) is directed to the vocal cords of the patient through the mouth.
Using magnifying capabilities of the inserted instruments, the surgeon precisely locates the area with abnormal tissues.
Using surgical tools or laser, these tissues are cut and removed with incredible accuracy.
After the procedure is complete, most patients can return home on the same day. Discomfort in speaking and swallowing can be expected.
The doctor will explain the voice limitations to the patient and advise rest to the vocal cords till a few weeks. Regular followups with speech therapist can fasten the recovery.
Risk and Complications
Vocal cord surgery is a relatively safe procedure. However, certain known complications are:
Damage to teeth
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