VOCAL PARALYSIS TREATMENT
DR. GUPTA SPECIALIZES IN THE REPAIR OF VOICE COMPLICATIONS AFTER:
The thyroid gland is located in the neck, and sits on top of the vocal nerves. Surgery involving the thyroid gland can cause vocal damage.
OTHER NECK SURGERY
The vocal nerves are located in the neck and could be injured significantly while performing surgery on another structure in the neck.
When a spine surgeon operates on your cervical spine (neck), this may require an incision in the front of your neck which can cause vocal damage.
During chest surgery (heart, lung, esophagus) the breathing tube is placed between the vocal cords and may cause injury.
The vocal cords move due to input from two nerves. Many disease processes may result in weakness of one of these nerves, and produce symptoms.
Dr. Reena Gupta, Laryngologist
Dr. Reena Gupta, MD FACS is the director of the Division of Voice and Laryngology at the Osborne Head and Neck Institute in Los Angeles, CA. She is board-certified in otolaryngology and fellowship-trained in Laryngology/Care of the Professional voice. Dr. Gupta specializes in the care of injuries that occur in singers and actors. She tailors treatment to the particular diagnosis, with care taken to be conservative and respectful of the patient’s wishes. In cases of vocal nodules or other voice-use related pathology, this often includes voice therapy and other non-surgical adjunctive therapies to speed up recovery.