A laryngectomy is the complete surgical removal of the larynx. The trachea below the larynx is opened, which creates a tracheostoma. After a complete laryngectomy, the patient looses vocal function and a prosthetic voice must be used.
The main reason for removal of the larynx is a tumor in the larynx. In Germany, around 3,200 patients annually suffer from larynx cancer; a total of about 20,000 patients have undergone a laryngectomy. After a laryngectomy, patients may recover their vocal abilities through the following methods:
There are a wide range of medical technologies and accessories available for optimal care of patients with a tracheotomy or laryngectomy. Servona care professions can rely on many years of successful experience, especially in the care, support and training of patients with a tracheotomy or laryngectomy. They offer consultation in close cooperation with the responsible physician and are on hand to assist the patient in the focused selection of individual aids.