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Micro-laryngeal surgeries for vocal nodules, polyps, and thyroplasty for vocal cord palsy

Ear, nose and throat treatment in Hebbal, Bangalore

Some people have mild voice disabilities or vocal cord paralysis, which can be treated without surgical intervention. However, a surgeon may recommend surgery if the symptoms are severe and cannot be treated using traditional methods or just sipping through lukewarm honey water. Overall, if you're struggling to meet the vocal demands of your work and life, Micro-laryngeal surgeries for vocal nodules and polyps and thyroplasty for vocal cord palsy are the best ear, nose and throat treatment in Hebbal, Bangalore to restore your voice.

Symptoms include

  • Chronic cough.

  • Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) or choking.

  • Frequent throat clearing.

  • Hoarseness.

  • Shortness of breath when talking or doing activities.

  1. thyroplasty surgery

Thyroplasty surgery is a surgery to treat unilateral vocal cord paralysis. Your surgeon places an implant into your paralysed or weak vocal cord, moving a nonfunctioning vocal cord toward the functioning one to allow for better voicing.

Thyroplasty is a surgical procedure that takes place in the following manner.

  • The surgeon first runs some tests on your voice, then initiates a small cut in your neck and finds a voice box. 

  • After locating the voice box, the surgeon creates a window to get a clearer picture of the affected vocal cords.

  • A customised implant is then fixed to resolve voice-related issues.

  • Seals the incision with dissolvable stitches.

  • It secures the neck by putting a protective structure around it. 

  • The length of the duration of stay depends on the severity of the disease. One is discharged the same day or is asked to stay back for monitoring for a few days.

Post-surgery care

  • Ensure you don't engage in long conversations or yell for at least a week.

  • Drink plenty of water and only consume soft food for a few days

  • Don't wet the bandaged area of your neck for at least three days after surgery.

  • Take antibiotics, steroids, and pain relievers as your healthcare provider prescribes.

  • Avoid lifting heavy weights and practice voice therapy for faster recovery.

Risks 

Infection and bleeding are possible side effects of any operation. The incision will leave a little scar on your neck.

As your voice box recovers, some of the symptoms you had before surgery can come back for a short period following surgery. Breathing and swallowing issues, hoarseness, voice changes, and transient neck pain are all possible, and only very seldom are these adverse effects long-lasting.

Micro-laryngeal surgeries

Microlaryngoscopy, microscopic laryngeal surgery, is the most accurate technique for visualising and treating the vocal folds. It permits using the two tool sets necessary for laryngeal surgery: the operating microscope and the tools for micro laryngeal dissection. No skin incisions are required since all surgery is performed through a laryngoscope, a device introduced through the mouth.

Microlaryngoscopy is a surgical technique used in the evaluation and removal of various lesions of the vocal folds, including (but not limited to): cancer, cysts, papilloma, polyps, and Reinke's oedema.

Anesthesiologists and surgeons work closely to provide and monitor the patient's general anaesthesia throughout the micro laryngoscopy procedure. Despite the use of general anaesthesia, it is still an outpatient surgery, allowing the patient to return home on the same day as the one-hour operation. The discomfort following surgery is usually manageable and not very severe with over-the-counter pain medicines. Book an appointment at Manipal Hospitals to know more about treatments with the help of best doctors in Bangalore. 

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