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I had a thyroidectomy 8/1/00 for papillary thyroid cancer. I…

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I had a thyroidectomy 8/1/00...
I had a thyroidectomy 8/1/00 for papillary thyroid cancer. I ended up with a right paralized vocal cord. For almost 10 years I dealt with this problem and no longer can deal with being short of breath and having more difficulties during the summer due to humidity and sinus draining from allergies.
A couple of years after my surgery there was a news clip on TV about a mechanisiuim that was inserted between the vocal cords that helped with talking and breathing. I can't rember the name of the procedure or where to get it done.
Can you please give me information on this procedure?
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Doctor: Dr. Stan, Medical Physician and Surgeon replied 8 years ago
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Hello,

Welcome to Just Answer:

Do you mean voice box device?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
that sounds right, Thanks
Doctor: Dr. Stan, Medical Physician and Surgeon replied 8 years ago
Hello,

Welcome to Just Answer: Below is one of the best voice box available. I encourage you to share this inform with your doctor for further discussions: I wish you the best, ***** ***** bless.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhAEm9004TQ

Brian Nelson Loses Voice Box June 2008 Video ...

Voice Box Harmony Vocal Processor

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

The video you sent me doesn't show the device you mentioned. Is there a video I can see? The device is like a strawberry stem hauler that is placed between the vocal cords.

Doctor: Dr. Stan, Medical Physician and Surgeon replied 8 years ago
Thank you so much:

This link describes the installation and how the voicebox works:

http://www.ultravoice.com/how.htm

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Technical description of the UltraVoice

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Sorry, but this isn't what I was looking for. It is a simple device that is placed between the vocal cords that acts like prongs to open and close the cords. I hope this helps you to determine what I am looking for.
Doctor: Dr. Stan, Medical Physician and Surgeon replied 8 years ago
Thank you so much for your reply:

This is a procedure, please let me know if this is help:

Thyroplasty Surgery

http://daymix.com/Thyroplasty-Surgery/

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