Vocal cord paralysis happens when the nerve impulses to the vocal box (larynx) are interrupted, causing paralysis. Because the vocal cord muscles not only help produce sound but help to keep saliva, food and fluid from entering the windpipe (trachea), vocal cord paralysis requires medical help. The condition can be caused by number of things including nerve damage during surgery, from cancer, or a viral infection.


Departments and Programs Who Treat This Condition


Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery

Whether you need a diagnosis, non-surgical treatment, or surgery for problems involving the ears, sinuses, oral cavity, throat, or neck, the Otolaryngology team is here to provide…