Patient reviews for Doctors for Thyroplasty in Varanasi
Anoop Srivastava's review for Dr. Om Prakash Prajapati
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Thyroplasty is a procedure to improve the weakness of the vocal cord by modifying the thyroid cartilage. Patients with a weak vocal cord face problems while speaking and may have a raspy and weak voice. Patients may also experience choking and coughing while eating and drinking as their vocal folds may not completely close during swallowing. An injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve, which controls the intrinsic muscles of the larynx, is responsible for vocal cord paralysis or partial weakness. Vocal cord paralysis may occur due to surgery, viral infection, stroke, or trauma. Thyroplasty is therefore considered as the most effective method to treat vocal cord injury or weakness. The procedure of vocal cord surgery involves a small cut in the skin near the larynx. A small piece of medical grade plastic is placed into the cartilage that acts as a block that improves the closure of the vocal cord by pushing the vocal fold. Thyroplastytreatment is a painless surgery involving sedation performed by an ENT specialist. The surgeon can fine-tune the voice of the patient by making slight alterations in the implant. The surgery takes approximately 1 to 2 hours for completion. Post-surgery, the patient is kept under observation overnight and is discharged the following day from the hospital. However, post-surgery, the patients are advised not to strain their voice for a week by shouting or yelling and are advised to speak in a comfortable tone. Additionally, the patients are suggested to drink plenty of fluids.