Surgery to Alter Voice

Vocal cord surgery, or Thyroplasty, is offered by the  New York Voice Center.  Dr. Pincus, who learned Thyroplasty surgery from its originator, Dr. Ishiiki, currently is offering surgery to help lower vocal pitch. This is also known as pitch lowering surgery.NYOG Surgery to Alter your Voice

Vocal Problem: High pitch

Many men and women have voices that they feel are too high and have not responded to therapy.  Generally as we age through puberty, the voice box (larynx) changes its shape, so that the vocal cords become less taught (think of a violin string) and the pitch becomes lower.  If that fails to occur, one can have a higher voice than he or she would like, which can cause problems in work and social interactions.

Thyroplasty (vocal cord surgery or pitch lowering surgery)for lowering of vocal pitch is an out patient surgical procedure. It involves removing a strip of cartilage from the larynx (voice box). This then allows the vocal cords to become less taught, therefore lowering the pitch.

Vocal Cord Surgery Pre and Post Operative Patient Examples

Post – Operative – May 22, 2021

Pre – Operative – March 11, 2021

Pre – Operative – August 8, 2019

Post – Operative – September 26, 2020

Pre – Operative – February 25, 2020

Post – Operative – March 4, 2020

Pre – Operative – June, 2019

Post – Operative – July, 2019

Pre – Operative – May 30, 2019

Post – Operative – July 3, 2019

Pre – Operative – Dec 2018

Post – Operative – Jan 2019

Pre – Operative – April 2017

Post – Operative – May 2017

Pre – Operative – August 2016

Post – Operative – Sept 2016

The following attached audio recording is that of a young man who found that his voice was a problem for him in his job in sales.

Average fundamental frequency
Pre – Operative – 2014     158.0

Post – Operative – 2014    86.4

Appointment for pitch lowering surgery