What happens after the procedure?
You will be sedated and put on an artificial breathing machine known as a ventilator.
If you had open airway laryngotracheal reconstruction surgery, you would have to stay in the hospital for 7-14 days to recuperate. In the case of endoscopic surgery, you may be discharged earlier.
You will be asked to follow-up after a few weeks so that the doctor can check the healing of the surgical area. You may also need speech therapy sessions as advised by your surgeon.
You may take anywhere between a few weeks to several months to recover from the surgery. It depends on what kind of surgery you had and what other medical conditions you have.