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Northeast GA ENT, Dr. John Simpson

Athens Office: 700 Sunset Drive • Suite 103 • Athens, GA 30606-2287 • (706) 546-0144
Winder Office: 259 North Broad Street • Winder, GA 30680-2163 • (770) 867-1131

Northeast GA ENT, Dr. John Simpson

Home Care Following Direct Laryngoscopy

  • Complete voice rest for 24 hours following surgery. After this time remember to talk normally, but do not whisper.
  • Whispering is more harmful than talking.
  • Talking for the next 3-4 days should be kept to minimum; avoid raising your voice at anytime.
  • DO NOT SMOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • After recovering from the anesthetic effects, use your own judgment regarding diet, but liquids are recommended for the first 8 hours.
  • A sore throat may be present, especially if a biopsy was taken. Take Tylenol or pain medication as prescribed.
  • You will have a post-op appointment scheduled for 10-14 days after your surgery. The hospital should schedule this appointment for you. If not, call (706)546-0144 to schedule this appointment.
  • REMEMBER, DO NOT WHISPER!!!!!!!!!!!!

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