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Types of Throat Surgery


Sometimes it's important to have surgery on the throat to heal damage and treat symptoms. People who experience regular cases of tonsillitis or strep throat, difficulties breathing, or sleep apnea frequently undergo throat surgery. The majority of procedures are very risk-free and have very low complication rates. When other treatments fail to improve a patient's condition or if the illness is severe, some patients may need surgery.

Throat surgery is needed for several reasons:

  • Repairing of tissue as a result of trauma or injury
  • Correction of structural abnormalities of the throat or soft palate
  • Removal of benign (non-cancerous)  tumors that are blocking the airway

Symptoms for throat surgery can include:

  • Throat pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Persistent sore throat or cough
  • Coughing up blood
  • Changes to the voice such as hoarseness
  • Difficulties swallowing
  • Feeling there is something stuck in the throat
  • Lumps in the neck or throat
  • Sudden unexplained weight loss.

Types of throat surgery


The tonsils, which are tissues at the back of the mouth, are removed during a tonsillectomy. Tonsillitis can result from illnesses that cause the tonsils to swell up. Some people may experience chronic tonsillitis. A tonsillectomy can stop the recurrence of tonsillitis.


A procedure known as uvulopalatopharyngoplasty involves removing extra tissue from the back of the mouth and throat in order to resolve sleep apnea and snoring. Sometimes a surgeon will also remove the tonsils. 

Vocal cord surgery 

Larynx issues such malignant growths, nodules, and vocal cord injury are treated with vocal cord surgery.

Thyroid surgery 

Thyroid cancer and thyroid growths can be treated and removed by thyroid surgery. A person who has had their thyroid partially or completely removed could need to take thyroid hormones for the rest of their lives.

Mass removal 

Cancerous growths and other tumours from the throat, larynx, and mouth can be removed using a variety of surgical procedures. The particular operation depends on where the cancer is located.

Disk replacement surgery 

A damaged disc between the vertebrae is removed during disc replacement surgery, and an artificial disc is put in its place. Due to herniated or damaged discs, this can help with significant persistent pain and movement problems.


If you are experiencing any kind of prolonged swelling of the neck, difficulty swallowing or changes in your voice (hoarseness), don’t delay, schedule an appointment with an ear, nose and throat specialist in Mayom hospital at Gurugram for a comprehensive exam.

Best ENT Specialist in Gurgaon has a vast understanding of ear, nose and throat disorders and has extensive experience performing these types of surgeries.

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