what is an outpatient treatment of the vocal cords?
We talk using our vocal cords. If there are abnormalities in these vocal cords, the voice may sound hoarse. This hoarseness makes your voice sound different from normal and can make speaking more difficult. If there are abnormalities on the vocal cord, tissue can be removed by means of vocal cord treatment. The entire lesion can also be removed so that the voice sounds better again. Due to the outpatient treatment of the vocal cords, you often no longer need general anesthesia for this and you can go home immediately after the treatment.
Why an outpatient treatment of the vocal cords?
why the treatment
By means of outpatient treatment it is possible to remove the abnormality on your vocal cord, which improves the voice quality.
It is also possible to take tissue to investigate the nature of the abnormality.
what happens after the treatment?
after the treatment
The throat may be numb for a while, making swallowing more difficult. It is important to first take a few sips of water to check whether the anesthetic has worn off. Note: you can still choke for a while. If swallowing goes well again, you can also take other foods.
You will usually have no pain after the treatment. If you still have pain, you can take a paracetamol.
In some cases, the doctor advises you to have 2 days of complete voice rest.
You will receive the results from your ENT doctor for 1 week. This can be by telephone or with an appointment at the outpatient clinic.
What possible risks are there?
The risk of complications is very small.
You may have a bleeding after the procedure. An infection can also occur.
When to contact us?
Contact KNO Medisch Centrum if you suffer from coughing up blood, fever or a permanent bad voice. You can contact us via our telephone number
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