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Doctor insights on: Turbinate Surgery Affecting Singing Voice

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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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I have extreme Rhinitis. When I'm having an attack, I sneeze 20-40x in a row. Its affecting my ADL. Do we have a nose surgery for this kind of Rhinitis?

I have extreme Rhinitis. When I'm having an attack, I sneeze 20-40x in a row. Its affecting my ADL. Do we have a nose surgery for this kind of Rhinitis?

Possible: It's possible but without a clinical exam - it's impossible to tell. Best bet is to see an ENT (a physician who specifically handles disorders of the Ears, Nose & throat). Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is there a surgery I can get to clear my voice?

Is there a surgery I can get to clear my voice?

No: Hoarseness is very common and surgical treatments should be uncommon... Most hoarseness is related to: 1) vocal hygiene (talking too much, improperly, too loud) 2) allergies 3) sinusitis 4) reflux. There are many non-surgical things that should be explored before considering surgery... Even with vocal cord nodules.. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as voice transplant surgery?

Is there such a thing as voice transplant surgery?

Laryngeal transplant: The larynx can be transplanted in certain very select cases. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery or a way to make my voice less raspy or hoarse?

Is there a surgery or a way to make my voice less raspy or hoarse?

Speech therapy: I recommend that you avoid screaming. Treating reflux can be helpful. Don't allow yourself to be overweight or obese. Avoid smoking. Consider seeing an otolaryngologist. Before considering surgery for your voice, speech therapy is most often used. ...Read more

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Does neck surgery affect your voice?

Does neck surgery affect your voice?

Potentially: It depends in part on the nature of the neck surgery and also whether or not there is a complication. Having surgery on your vocal cords could certainly affect your voice. I am a spinal surgeon and we do some neck surgeries in the front of the neck. In those cases, the recurrent laryngeal nerve and the crycothyroid nerve both affect the voice and can be irritated during surgery. Thank you. ...Read more

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How successful is surgery for sulcus vocalis? Can it make my voice worse?

How successful is surgery for sulcus vocalis? Can it make my voice worse?

Fair to poor: There is no good tratment5 that I know of at th present time which can help this condition. The treatment is surgical and the scarring from surgery can make it worse.. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about the procedure for turbinate hypertrophy surgery?

What can you tell me about the procedure for turbinate hypertrophy surgery?

Large turbinates: Turbinate hypertrophy is a common cause of chronic nasal congestion and is often associate with allergy. Initial treatment for allergies should include nasal corticosteroid spray. For those who do not improve, turbinate surgery can be considered. Reduction cautery or coblation procedures can be performed in the office often times. Anesthesia is required when removing a portion of the turbinate ...Read more

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I'm having a turbinate reduction surgery, post op will I have to wear any sort of bandaging??

I'm having a turbinate reduction surgery, post op will I have to wear any sort of bandaging??

Maybe: Depending on the oozing, you might need to wear a mustache type dressing for a day or so. That is just to catch the blood that might drip. My patients are usually able to take it off later that day or the next. Ask your surgeon what you should expect. It is a good procedure and had worked well for my patients. ...Read more

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I am going through the change and have noticed my voice is changing. Would vocal surgery improve my voice. I a semi professional singer.

Doubtful: Without knowing your age I have no idea what "change" you are going through but surgery for vocalists is generally an ultimate last resort because of a very specific problem and can make things much worse. Think Joan Rivers. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery I can get to thicken my vocal cords and improve the deepness of my voice? How much does a surgery like that typically cost?

Is there a surgery I can get to thicken my vocal cords and improve the deepness of my voice? How much does a surgery like that typically cost?

Speech therapist: Consult a speech therapist. There is no surgical procedure to thicken the cords and it is unlikely that you need one any way. You may try a medical school near you for a speech therapy specialist. ...Read more

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How long to wait after septoplasty and turbinate reduction surgery to see full results before assessing if successful or needs revision septoplasty?

How long to wait after septoplasty and turbinate reduction surgery to see full results before assessing if successful or needs revision septoplasty?

2-3 week recovery: Generally, it takes about 2-3 weeks to get a sense of the success of nasal airway surgery. It's important to keep the nose moist. I recommend nasal saline spray and ointment until the nose stops crusting. ...Read more

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Turbinate coblation vs reduction surgery. I am set to have surgery but just realized there is a 20 office procedure that seems to do the exact same?

Turbinate coblation vs reduction surgery. I am set to have surgery but just realized there is a 20 office procedure that seems to do the exact same?

Turbinate reduction: Hello, there are many ways to help our patients with nasal airway obstruction due to turbinate enlargement. A surgical reduction usually involves a surgical procedure in the or that uses an instrument called a microdrbrider. This gives very good results but could be associated with bleeding. An in office coblation is a different procedure with less risk and easily performed. Ali with your doctor. ...Read more

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Just found out 2day I have to have my inferior turbinates reduced (plus a septoplasty). What exactly happens during the turbinate part of the surgery?

Just found out 2day I have to have my inferior turbinates reduced (plus a septoplasty). What exactly happens during the turbinate part of the surgery?

Turbinates: There are many different procedures to reduce turbinate hypertrophy, The goal is to reduce hypertrophied tissue while maintaining the mucosal surface, as the turbinates serve an important function. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Can docs explain what does turbinate hypertrophy surgery consist of?

Can docs explain what does turbinate hypertrophy surgery consist of?

Turbinates: There are many different procedures to reduce turbinate hypertrophy, The goal is to reduce hypertrophied tissue while maintaining the mucosal surface, as the turbinates serve an important function. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Help! Need to know if there's cosmetic surgery for a higher voice?

Help! Need to know if there's cosmetic surgery for a higher voice?

No Plastic Surgery: I am a board certified plastic surgeon, and I received no training regarding modifying the vocal chords. Perhaps visit an otolaryngologist (ear nose and throat doctor) to make sure everything is normal. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have surgery or vocal chord transplant to change your voice?

Yes and no: If you simply don't like your voice, speech therapy is the first step. If this is not beneficial or if you are hoarse, see an ENT physician for endoscopy and consideration of more aggressive treatment (injection augmentation of the vocal cords, other surgical treatment, etc.). Not all ents treat aggressively for simply not liking your voice, however, and transplant is not feasible at present. ...Read more

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Hello sir I have done goitre surgery after my voice was not clearly not not out well how can I do?

Hello sir I have done goitre surgery after my voice was not clearly not not out well how can I do?

Ask your MD first: If you have hoarseness most likely a recurrent nerve injury, or lost high pitched voice, or voice getting tired may be superior laryngeal nerve injury. ...Read more