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Successful Laryngectomy in Izmir, Turkey

Successful Laryngectomy in Turkey

Laryngectomy affects your speech, swallowing, and breathing. You will need to learn new ways to perform all three tasks after a laryngectomy. Turkey is one of the best destiantions for this type of surgery!

The larynx is your voice box, the organ in your throat. Your voice box houses your vocal cords, through which you produce sound. The larynx also lets air travel from your lungs to your mouth. Laryngectomy is the removal of the larynx and separation of the airway from the mouth, nose and esophagus. In a total laryngectomy the entire larynx is removed and in a partial laryngectomy only a portion is taken out. The patient (laryngectomee) breathes through an opening in the neck known as a stoma. The surgery will take 5 to 9 hours and the usual length of stay in the hospital is 7-14 days.

There are three main ways to help you make sound and learn to speak again:

  • Voice prosthesis or tracheo oesophageal puncture (TEP)
  • Oesophageal speech
  • Electrolarynx

Surgical removal of the voice box is a radical, yet necessary treatment method for people who:

  • have cancer of the larynx
  • have sustained severe injury to the neck, such as a gunshot wound
  • develop radiation necrosis (damage to the larynx stemming from radiation treatment)

Laryngectomy in Turkey

Depending on your condition, a partial or complete laryngectomy will be performed. After a laryngectomy, the esophagus and trachea are no longer joined at any point. You will need to learn a new way of swallowing to account for this change. After removing the voice box, the doctor will create the stoma, a permanent hole about the size of a nickel in the front of the trachea. It links directly to your lungs so you can breathe.

The doctors at the Ekol Hospital in Izmir, Turkey, are dedicated to providing services including consultations, diagnostic services, billing and insurance, travel and lodging arrangements and language interpretation services. Ekol offers patients services in most major medical and surgical disciplines, such as ENT Surgery, plastic & cosmetic surgery, eye surgery and dental treatment. Their new package for laryngectomy (partial/total) is 7,800 Euros ($8,840), and it includes 10 days stay in the hospital.

Benefits of laryngectomy

  • In esophageal speech as an option for voice restoration after total laryngectomy, no apparatus must be purchased or maintained, and no further surgery is required.
  • In artificial larynx speech, voice restoration after surgery is immediate, and the maintenance for the electrolarynx is minimal (may last 2-10 y).
  • In tracheoesophageal speech, the air supply for speech is pulmonary, phonation sounds natural, and voice restoration occurs within 2 weeks of surgery.

Changing your lifestyle after laryngectomy can be difficult, but it can be done with success. If you want to know more, do not hesitate to contact us!

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