ENT Austin | Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctor Austin Tx | Laurence Chu MD
Page: Voice Surgery

Voice Surgery

Recovering from voice surgery requires active management on your part as the patient.  There are several steps that should be taken for the best recovery.

voice surgeryVoice rest is critical.  Avoid yelling and whispering. Choose activities in quiet surroundings and avoid noisy venues where voice strain is more likely.

Proper hydration is also important. The vocal cords need enough moisture to stay “lubricated” and not dry out. This does not mean drinking more coffee and soda.  Addition of a misting humidifier at night can be helpful.

Cessation of alcohol and tobacco is important. Both are irritants and may prolong healing.

Avoid non-essential use of aspirin, or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Also try to avoid medications that dry your mouth excessively.  If you are not sure, contact our office.

If you have a history of acid reflux or heartburn, take the necessary dietary restrictions and use the prescribed medications.

Remember that the voice will take time to recover.

Office Phone 512-320-9915.


Home
Patient Services
New Patient First Visit
Voice and Swallowing
Pillar Procedure
Balloon Sinuplasty
Instructions Before Your Operation
Instructions After Your Operation
   Español Instrucciones
   Adenoidectomy
   Tonsillectomy
   Voice Surgery
   Ear Tubes
   Ear Surgery
   Septoplasty
   Turbinate Surgery
   Parotid Surgery
   Wound Care
Salivary Gland Problems
   Signs of Infection or Obstruction
   Treating Obstructions
   Treating Infections
   Simple Treatment
Home Instructions
   Nasal Saline
   Nose Bleeds
   Salivary Gland Home Treatment
   Epley Aftercare
Allergies
   Allergy Testing
   Inhalent Therapy

Privacy