Laser Treatment - Larynx
KTP laser therapy is a method of treating lesions on the vocal cords. It is an innovative procedure that allows precise targeting of laryngeal lesions and preservation of normal tissue. It is non-invasive and only requires a local anaesthetic, making it faster, safer and more convenient for the patient than traditional procedures.
After procedure instructions
PLEASE DO NOT EAT OR DRINK FOR TWO HOURS AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE.
We will advise you when you may resume eating and drinking.
Once you are able to, sip plenty of clear fluids, no extremes of temperature, e.g. very hot or icy. Avoid coffee for 24-48 hours.
If you have discomfort, take Paracetamol (Panadol) 4 hourly. DO NOT take Aspirin or Aspirin containing products as they may cause bleeding.
Avoid coughing and clearing your throat – instead, perform an exaggerated swallow to clear irritation.
Your surgeon may advise voice rest for a period of 24 hours up to 7 days. During this time, use a pen and paper to communicate. NO TALKING, shouting or whispering. When the voice rest period is complete, you can test your voice by trying to hum. If you can hum comfortably, you may cautiously proceed to talk. If you cannot hum, then do not attempt talking.
It is important to remember that your voice may get worse before it gets better.
If you have any concerns after your procedure, please contact the following:
- Auckland ENT Group on 09 522 2226
- Your Family Doctor / GP
- After hours – 24 Hour Medical Centre
- In case of an emergency – contact the Emergency Department at your nearest Hospital.
For more information on any of our procedures.