There are different types of vocal cord issues that you might deal with in your lifetime that need surgery to be corrected. These are known as vocal cord lesions and can affect the vocal cords in different ways. These growths are usually benign and can be corrected. Dr. Gordon Siegel at Midwest ENT in Chicago, IL, can explain the different vocal cord lesions and when voice surgery is needed to correct these lesions.
Different Types of Vocal Cord Lesions
There are different types of vocal cord lesions that may cause vocal issues and complications. Vocal cord lesions can occur as polyps, cysts, or nodules. These issues occur in different areas of the vocal cords and can cause different symptoms and problems.
Vocal polyps can occur on either side of the vocal cords and can come in various shapes and sizes. Vocal cysts are harder and are formed either on the surface of the vocal cords or deep within the tissue. Cysts can cause hoarseness and other issues with your voice. Vocal nodules are typically associated with singers and are formed as calluses on either side of the vocal cords. Nodules usually go away with vocal rest and once overuse is stopped.
Voice surgery from Dr. Siegel, is one of the most common ways to treat vocal cord lesions and can help correct any issues that you may deal with. Surgery is minimally invasive, and your polyp or nodule will be completely removed. Your doctor also uses laser technology for this surgery, which helps with the healing process.
Contact Your ENT Doctor Today!
Find out if you’re dealing with vocal cord lesions today! Contact Dr. Gordon Siegel at Midwest ENT in Chicago, IL, to find out if you need voice surgery and how you can deal with your vocal cord lesions. Call for more information today at (312) 988-7777.