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Can you eat soon after a total laryngectomy?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
About a week : Doctors may vary here but in my patients we keep a tube down for about a week then remove it starting oral intake at that time.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Can you eat after total laryngectomy?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: You can eat after total laryngectomy, just not immediately. Your surgeon and speech and swallow specialist will work with you after surgery to facilitate proper swallowing with minimal complications.

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