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.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)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

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

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