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.
Yes. If there is damage to recurrent laryngeal nerve during the surgery.It will affect the voice and can cause hoarseness or loss of voice aka aphonia.

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Friend keeps saying he can't have neck surgery done due to diabetes. How are the two connected?

Anesthesia related. Most anesthesiologists will not give sedation or general anesthesia to people that need elective surgery if they have out of control medical conditions, such as poorly controlled diabetes or unstable heart disease. They need to be "tuned up" medically first. Poorly controlled diabetes also increases risk for infection and is associated with poor healing. If the diabetes is controlled surgery is ok. Read more...
depends. Having diabetes is not a definitive contraindication for neck surgery. When indicated, i will often perform spinal surgery of the neck on a patient that has diabetes. That being said, diabetic patients tend to be "sicker" than the average person and have more medical problems putting them at increased risk for peri-operative medical and surgical complications. Thank you. Read more...

Would it be safe to have neck surgery if you have a venous anginoma in which doctors don't know cause and won't do anything until it gets acute?

Need more info. The answer to your question requires much more information - what neck surgery is proposed, and where/how big/what type of angioma. Talk with your doctor about your options. Read more...

Will delaying neck surgery for only pain affect recovery If I do have surgery later? Conservative care has not helped, but don't really want surgery.

U have a significant. surgical history in your neck with arthritis and DJD. You need to see a specialist to stabilize this before contemplating any more surgery! Surgery is not the answer if you are still having neck problems! It may not even be from your neck? It may be wise to get a 2nd opinion from a neuromusculoskeletal pain specialsit (NMM), or osteopathic physician, a D.O. to evaluate and treat w/o meds.Try it! Read more...
Not typically. If it is truly an elective neck surgery done for pain but not done for the concern of any impending neurological problem, then it is unlikely that "delaying" or even not having surgery at all will cause any undue harm. You may just want to be followed peripherally to make sure their is no change in your situation. Read more...

Would you do neck surgery, if you have a venous anginoma that they don't know what is causing it?

Ask neurosurgeon. For such a detailed diagnosis, it's probably best to consult with a neurosurgeon, to specifically answer whether surgery is indicated for your angioma or not. It may depend on the size, location, and how it's impacting your health. Often times, they can be congenital, and can grow. So this has to be documented, and imaged. Then, you'll have a good idea what to do. Read more...

Type of titanium-used in neck surgery?

Be more specific. What did you have done? Spinal fusion? Titanium is just that, it's a non ferromagnetic metal, so it doesn't affect airport screening devices or MRI scanners. You need to provide more details and let us know what is your concern to better help you. Read more...
varies. Titanium is used in many spinal implants used in neck surgery. It is quite inert and unusual to have a reaction to and is also very MRI compatable. In the neck titanium is used to produce many of the plates, screws, and even cages used to fix the cervical spine. Titanium can be used in a relatively pure form or can be used in conjunction with other materials as well, thank you for the question. Read more...

I want to know can you die from neck surgery?

Yes. Yes, you can die from any surgery, as all surgery carries known risks and known complications. Read more...
What kind of surgery. There are many kinds of neck surgery. Death from "major" cervical spine surgery is rare, <<<1% in young to 1% in the elderly. Death from complication of the actual surgery is rare & more likely to be from a cardiac complication, stroke, blood clot, pneumonia, anesthesia, & allergic reaction. Your surgeon works with a good eri-operative team to keep risk of serious complications close to nil. Read more...
Potentially. The incidence of mortality with most neck surgeries varies by the procedure being done. All that being said, even the safest surgeries have a low but real risk of death, whether that be from an anesthetic, medical, or surgical complication. In the typical spinal surgeries we do on the neck, the mortality is significantly less than one in one thousand cases, so it is exceedingly rare. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: neck surgery?

Neck Surgery Defined. This is a very broad term. It refers to any procedure performed on the structures of the neck, ranging from cosmetic (facelift/necklift/rhytidectomy), to traumatic (neck exploration for injury), to cancer (neck dissection of lymph nodes), to endocrinologic (thyroid/parathyroidectomy), to arthritic (vertebral fusion or disc herniation repair). www.mainlineent.com. Read more...
Neck structures. Neck surgery entails an operation on any of the tissues of the neck including skin, muscles, blood vessels, esophagus, larynx, trachea, thyroid, parathyroid, and bone/vertebrae. Read more...
Surgery on the neck. There are a number of different structures in the neck, and so there are several different specialties that operate in the neck. These include plastic surgeons, general surgeons, ear nose and throat surgeons, spinal surgeons, etc. Thank you for your question. Read more...

What to do if I have acdf neck surgery?

Enjoy. In a properly selected patient, an acdf can be a remarkably successful procedure. Hopefully you will enjoy tremendous pain relief and will follow your surgeons postoperative protocol. Read more...
Common procedure. An anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with instrumentation is a common procedure to address cervical disc herniations, degenerative spondylosis and occasional to treat instability from trauma. A fusion will eliminate the motion at the involved joint segments. Most patients do well. For very good information and videos, check out spine-health.Com. Read more...

Can you tell me about acdf neck surgery?

Common surgery. Assuming a proper work-up has been done and conservative care has failed, most patients do very well from a single level cervical fusion. Average time for a complete recovery is 3 months. Check out spine health.Com. Read more...
See below. An approach to the diseased disc is made through the front of the neck. The disc is removed and the nerves and spinal cord are freed from impingement at that level. A spacer is placed in the disc space and can be made of a variety of materials. A plate can be applied to potentially increase the rigidity of the system. Over 8-12 weeks bone grows across the spacer resulting in a fused segment. Read more...