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DescriptionMicrolaryngeal 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 Microscopic Voice Surgery or Vocal Cord Surgery. It may be used as diagnostic procedure to determine the best course of treatment for persistent cough, hoarseness or various voice problems.
SymptomsThis type of surgical procedure is performed on a patient with: Voice disordersSpeaking or breathing difficultiesPersistent coughHoarseness in voice and other voice problemsAbnormal growth (benign or malignant tumour) in the larynx Voice disorders Speaking or breathing difficulties Persistent cough Hoarseness in voice and other voice problems Abnormal growth (benign or malignant tumour) in the larynx
Pre ProcedureThe 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.
During ProcedureMicroscopic 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. 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.
Post ProcedureAfter 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 ComplicationsVocal cord surgery is a relatively safe procedure. However, certain known complications are: BleedingInfectionDamage to teethTongue numbness Bleeding Infection Damage to teeth Tongue numbness
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