Audio (before-and-after)

Presently this page is limited to audio examples of pitch surgeries. All of the "Before" recordings were made with professional equipment in my office. Many of the "After" recordings were made over the telephone or on the patient's computer and this will affect the audio quality.

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Laser cord reduction
Laser vocal cord tuning in genetic female
Age: 40
Female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2010
Follow up (in months): 14
Dr. Thomas' comments:

Female desiring a clearer and slightly higher comfortable speaking pitch. This audio has recordings after 1 and 2 treatments. This procedure was performed in the office and the patient rested her voice for approximately one week after each treatment.

Feminization laryngoplasty
0001 Before and after voice recording
Age: 43
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2003
Follow up (in months): 11
Dr. Thomas' comments:

As the first patient, she had the feminization laryngoplasty surgery and I was very conservative in what I removed. We did to revision surgeries taking off a bit more of the vocal cords each time.

Feminization laryngoplasty
0002 Before and after voice recording
Age: 49
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2004
Follow up (in months): 79
Feminization laryngoplasty
0006 Before and after voice recording
Age: 40
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2005
Follow up (in months): 73
Feminization laryngoplasty
0007 Before and after voice recording
Age: 50
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2005
Follow up (in months): 5
Dr. Thomas' comments:

She had a revision feminization laryngoplasty surgery to try and further improve her voice after this recording but I have no further follow-up on the outcome.

Feminization laryngoplasty
0004 Before and after voice recording
Age: 41
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: Cricothyroid approximation, Microlaryngoscopy with LAVA, Microlaryngoscopy with web glottoplasty
Year of surgery: 2004
Follow up (in months): 22
Dr. Thomas' comments:

She initially had a complication from a Trach shave where her pitch dropped. She then had several procedures trying to correct this including cricothyroid approximation, vocal cord webbing and a laser procedure. Her initial voice is after all of these procedures.

Feminization laryngoplasty
0008 Before and after voice recording
Age: 48
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: Cricothyroid approximation
Year of surgery: 2005
Follow up (in months): 35
Dr. Thomas' comments:

She had a previous cricothyroid approximation which raised her pitch slightly. The "before" recording here is after the cricothyroid approximation surgery. Between the 2 surgeries she had some improvement in pitch.

Feminization laryngoplasty with thyrohyoid elevation
0016 Before and after voice recording
Age: 42
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2006
Follow up (in months): 15
Feminization laryngoplasty with thyrohyoid elevation
0017 Before and after voice recording
Age: 50
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2006
Follow up (in months): 2
Feminization laryngoplasty with thyrohyoid elevation
0022 Before and after voice recording
Age: 44
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2006
Follow up (in months): 1