Voice and Vocal Cord Surgery
Smoking in Austria is more common than in other European countries. This results in a heightened need for voice and vocal cord diagnostics, as well as in the need for microsurgery for a wide range of vocal cord problems.
It is essential to discover the cause of chronic hoarseness and to ensure that malignant disease of the „voice box“ (larynx) is not the root of the problem. Microsurgery of the vocal cords can serve as a diagnostic tool to retrieve biopsies to exclude malignant disease. It can also be used to improve the quality of the hoarse voice. Entities such as vocal cord polyps or smoker’s edema (“Reinke Edema“) can be effectively treated.
Should the problem be functional in nature, Dr. Loader can refer you to the needed voice and speech therapy specialist for further non-invasive diagnostics and treatment.