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Doctor insights on: Thyroid Surgery Vocal Recovery Time

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Dr. Mark Loury
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Thyroid Surgery (Definition)

Surgical removal of the thyroid can be performed safely in experienced hands. Risks include general anesthesia, bleeding, infection, injury to nerve that moves vocal cord causing hoarseness and swallowing difficulties, injury to parathyroid glands causing low calcium and need for medications, need for thyroid medications, scar and ...Read more


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Will having lung transplant surgery effect your singing voice?

Will having lung transplant surgery effect your singing voice?

Maybe: The surgery itself may damage your vocal cords through manipulation for the intubation and subsequent intensive care; also the new lung may have a different capacity for the volume of singing, once you recover. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the recovery time from ACL revision surgery. This will be 5th surgery on knee, microfracture 5 month's ago.?

What is the recovery time from ACL revision surgery. This will be 5th surgery on knee, microfracture 5 month's ago.?

See below: Typically 6 to 9 months . I would check with your surgeon and he's knows best with the inside of your knee looks like as well as your general physical exam particular your ligamentous . Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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What type of lifestyle can I expect after meniscus transplant surgery w/ ACL revision? Return to sports? Activities to avoid?

What type of lifestyle can I expect after meniscus transplant surgery w/ ACL revision?  Return to sports?  Activities to avoid?

Never give up: The goal of these surgeries is full functional recovery. The success is highly dependent on the post-op rehab. Work hard in rehab. And follow restrictions closely, and you may be surprised with your functional success. Not everyone gets back to high level athletics, but some do. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after surgery to for pituitary adenoma?

What is the recovery time after surgery to for pituitary adenoma?

It depends?: In most cases, no. Patients often report immediate relief from symptoms after transphenoidal hypophysectomy and little pain. Some leave the hospital the same day. This all depend on the surgery, possible complicatios. ...Read more

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Recovery time after surgery to remove renal cyst?

Recovery time after surgery to remove renal cyst?

Depends : On what do you call recovery? Also depends on open vs laporoscopic, age , other medical problems. In healthy adult with laporoscopic surgery 4-7 days. ...Read more

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Whats recovery time for knee arthroscopic surgery ?

Whats recovery time for knee arthroscopic surgery ?

4-8 weeks: For straightforward partial menisectomy (removing part of meniscus) it is typically a quick recovery. Generally crutches are given for comfort but you can be weightbearing as tolerated. Once swelling and pain are reduced and you achieve full range of motion (2-4 weeks, generally) you can begin resuming activities. But you should speak to your orthopedist to get realistic expectations. ...Read more

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Recovery time from ACL revision surgery on knee?

Recovery time from ACL revision surgery on knee?

8-9 months: An acl revision is seldom as simple as a first time acl reconstruction, so rehab would often be a bit more guarded. However, given good graft fixation, and a well-performed procedure, the expected recovery should be the same. Expect 6-12 weeks for return to daily activities and 8-9 months ideally before return to cutting sports. ...Read more

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Can the pituitary gland recover its functions after surgery?

Can the pituitary gland recover its functions after surgery?

Sometimes: It really depends on what caused the loss of function and how extensive the surgery was. Perhaps if you have other details i might be able to better answer your question? Please resubmit. Thanks. ...Read more

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How long does your voice stays hoarse after cervical spine replacement surgery?

How long does your voice stays hoarse after cervical spine replacement surgery?

Hoarseness: It is variable. It can be a few days to permenantly. Very rarely is it permenant. The recurrent laryngeal nerve, which innervates your larynx requires retraction during an anterior cervical fusion. Many times the nerve gets "bruised" called a neuropraxia, which will eventually recover. If you don't see any improvement, not complete recovery, in 6-8 weeks, i'd talk with your spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Partial meniscus removal so what's recovery time?

Partial meniscus removal so what's recovery time?

Weeks: I have seen professional athletes recover in 7 days, ready to return to competition--this is extremely fast. 4 weeks if you rehab very well. 6 weeks is more typical for return to full activity. Individual recovery will vary based on the extent of pathology/surgery and how quickly you progress through rehab/p.T. After surgery. Talk to your surgeon and dedicate yourself to rehab. Good luck. ...Read more

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Collarbone surgery recovery -how do pro athletes recovery and play after this surgery so fast (3-5 weeks i've seen)?

Collarbone surgery recovery
-how do pro athletes recovery and play after this surgery so fast (3-5 weeks i've seen)?

Fixation/protection: Typically clavicle fractures that require surgery are fixed rigidly with and platr and screws. This allows for better correction of displacement and earlier healing. Depentant on the contact associated with the sport, there are times professional athletes can return. Remember, however, professional athletes have certified athletic trainers working with them several hours a day, not typical patient. ...Read more

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Recovery time after surgery for torn meniscus?

Recovery time after surgery for torn meniscus?

Mutifactorial: It depends on the overall condition of the knee, age of patient, physical condition, and expectations. Recovery will range from 2 weeks to 2 months. ...Read more

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How long is uvulopalatopharyngoplasty surgery recovery time?

How long is uvulopalatopharyngoplasty surgery recovery time?

Soft palate surgery: This surgery is typically done to treat sleep apnea. It's purpose is to tighten the opening to the throat by lifting the uvula and the soft palate off the. Back of the throat while sleeping. Patients typically experience moderately intense pain especially during swallowing for 3-5 days. Thereafter the healing process extends for 14-21 days with swallowing and speech gradually returning to norma. ...Read more

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Is the normal rib fractures recovery time 9 months?

Is the normal rib fractures recovery time 9 months?

6 weeks: A rib fracture heals like any other bone, taking six weeks to achieve sufficient strength. Soreness may be present far longer, but the actual fracture should be healed in a normal time period. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after bladder sling surgery?

What is the recovery time after bladder sling surgery?

Short recovery: Most patients can have this done as outpatient surgery, and do not need an indwelling catheter afterwards. Pain and bleeding is generally resolved within two weeks, and most patients can be back to work within one to two weeks; and resume sexual activity after 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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Recovery time after tilted womb surgery?

Recovery time after tilted womb surgery?

PLEASE ask you doc: Who is going to do the surgery since your doc knows exactly what he or she is going to do and knows your body habitus, that is a standard ? U should be asking your doc and your doc should tell u that without u even having to ask it , when i propose or plan to do surg on my pts i always tell them how long recovery would normally be and what to expect during recovery. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
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Thyroidectomy (Definition)

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