Surgery of the vocal cords and upper airway canal

Surgery of the vocal cords and upper airway canal

A symptom of many diseases of the ENT organs and other systems is hoarseness. This is a kind of change in its timbre, pitch and volume, which is part of the concept of dysphonia. The most common cause of this symptom is acute laryngitis, which can cause hoarseness, fatigue, and even loss of voice. However, hoarseness can also occur due to other diseases. Treatment of hoarseness depends on the correct diagnosis of the cause of the pathology.

The Department of Otolaryngology of the leading Israeli clinic Tel Aviv Medical Clinic provides qualified medical care to patients of all ages. Our experienced doctors help patients cope with chronic or acute diseases of the ENT organs, oncology, and also provide all the necessary assistance in a short time and at the highest level. Our department is equipped with modern endoscopic systems, microscopes, lasers. This allows doctors to perform a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Our specialists use both conservative treatment methods and surgical intervention.

The diseases that we treat

Our specialists manage to help patients cope with the following pathologies:

  • Edema of the vocal cords; Granuloma;
  • Synthetic filler injections;
  • Adhesions of the vocal cords;
  • Narrowing of the throat and airways by endoscopic or open method;
  • Calluses on the vocal cords;
  • Vocal cord cancer;
  • Polyps on the vocal cords;
  • Papilloma;
  • Vocal cord cysts;
  • Scars on the vocal cords;
  • Paralysis of the vocal cords.

A qualified specialist will conduct the necessary research and select the optimal therapy regimen.


Often our specialists use surgical treatment. Our surgeons use minimally invasive surgery methods. During surgery, performed under general anesthesia, the vocal cords are examined under a microscope. There are several possible options for removing formations - with a laser, scissors or debrider. The aim of the operation is to remove all available diseased tissue - if possible, but sometimes the doctor is forced to act gradually so as not to damage the vocal cords. After surgery the patient needs to not speak for a week. One week after the surgery, you can gradually start talking, avoiding eating spicy / sour / seasoned food for a month. Avoid drinking carbonated drinks and alcohol for a month, visit a speech therapist during the entire recovery time.