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Laryngectomy

Laryngectomy

A laryngectomy is a procedure performed in certain hypopharyngeal and laryngeal cancer cases. The larynx (commonly referred to as the “voice box”) is surgically removed. The head and neck surgeon reconstructs a new opening in the neck for breathing called a “stoma.”

Keck Medicine of USC is the only medical center in Southern California that offers a comprehensive laryngectomy program, which encompasses pre-treatment counseling, psychosocial evaluation, surgery (robotic and non-robotic), chemotherapy and speech and swallowing rehabilitation. Our mission is total rehabilitation, bringing the patient to as close to their pre-treatment functional level as possible. An experienced interdisciplinary team of health professionals works together to optimize the patient’s function and provide ways to enhance the patient’s quality of life.

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Keck Medicine of USC
Univeristy of Southern California
Keck Medicine of USC
Keck Medicine of USC
Keck Medicine of USC is the University of Southern California’s medical enterprise, one of only two university-owned academic medical centers in the Los Angeles area.