Endoscopic Voice Surgery

Understanding Endoscopic Voice Surgery

Endoscopic voice surgery is a minimally invasive procedure designed to diagnose and treat various voice disorders. This surgery involves the use of an endoscope, a rigid and /or flexible tube with a camera and light, allowing Dr. Nishigandha to have a detailed view of the vocal cords and larynx. This technique is crucial for addressing conditions like vocal cord nodules, polyps, cysts, and laryngeal papillomatosis.

Indications for Endoscopic Voice Surgery

  • Vocal Cord Nodules and Polyps: Benign growths that cause hoarseness and voice changes.
  • Vocal Cord Cysts: Fluid-filled sacs leading to voice issues.
  • Laryngeal Papillomatosis: Rare, recurrent growths affecting the vocal cords.
  • Scar Tissue (sulcus)- scar tissue over vocal cord due to misuse of voice, shouting.
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis: paralysis of one or both vocal cord due to various reasons

Dr.Nishigandha’s Expertise in Voice Surgery

Dr. Nishigandha’s skill in endoscopic voice surgery lies in her precise and gentle approach, ensuring minimal trauma to the delicate vocal cord tissues. Her expertise allows for the effective treatment of voice disorders, with a focus on preserving and improving vocal quality.

Preoperative Evaluation and Planning

Before surgery, patients undergo a comprehensive evaluation, including-

  • Detailed voice assessment and laryngeal examination.
  • Stroboscopy for dynamic vocal cord analysis.
  • Imaging as needed for a complete diagnosis.
  • Voice therapy
  • A thorough discussion of the surgical plan, addressing all questions and concerns.

This thorough evaluation ensures a personalized and effective surgical approach.

Understanding the Risks

Like any surgical procedure, endoscopic voice surgery carries certain risks, including-

  • Temporary voice changes.
  • Breathlessness needing tracheotomy ( very very rare situation)
  • Risk of infection.
  • Rare cases of scarring or altered vocal cord function.

Dr. Nishigandha takes every precaution to minimize these risks and ensure a safe surgical experience.

The Surgical Procedure

Dr. Nishigandha ensures that each patient is fully informed and comfortable on the day of the surgery. The procedure is usually brief and is performed under general anaesthesia. Her meticulous approach aims to achieve the best possible outcomes for voice restoration and improvement.

Postoperative Care and Recovery

After surgery, Dr. Nishigandha provides comprehensive aftercare instructions, which include-

  • Voice rest and gradual return to speaking.
  • Strategies for pain and discomfort management.
  • Recommendations for vocal therapy if needed.
  • Follow-up visits to assess recovery and vocal function.

Recovery varies by individual, but patients typically experience a notable improvement in their voice.

Life After Endoscopic Voice Surgery

Patients undergoing endoscopic voice surgery often see significant enhancements in their voice quality and overall vocal health. Dr. Nishigandha is committed to providing continuous support and care post-surgery to ensure lasting results.

Choosing Dr. Nishigandha Nehete for Your Voice Surgery

Selecting the right surgeon for voice surgery is crucial. Dr. Nishigandha Nehete an Endoscopic Voice Surgeon in Chembur is dedicated to offering compassionate, comprehensive, and expert care. She supports her patients through every step, from the initial consultation to recovery and beyond.

Contact for Consultation

For more information or to schedule a consultation regarding endoscopic voice surgery, please reach out to Dr. Nishigandha Nehete an Endoscopic Voice Specialist in Chembur. Begin your journey to improved vocal health with a skilled and caring ENT specialist.

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