You can also call the appointment center to schedule, change or cancel an appointment or ask questions.
Laryngectomy is the surgical removal of the entire larynx (voice box) or portions of the larynx, which houses the vocal cords that are responsible for sound production. Laryngectomy also separates the airway from the mouth, nose and esophagus.
Surgical removal of the larynx is a radical, yet necessary treatment method for people who:
Depending on your condition, a partial or complete laryngectomy will be performed.
Speech language pathologists work with physicians for the most appropriate treatment for an individual. Patients are referred for pre and post-operative consultation and treatment for education and support, as well as an arranged visit with a volunteer who has undergone laryngectomy surgery. Education and training is provided to learn new methods of speaking following a laryngectomy.
Voice replacement options include:
The outpatient Center for Adult Communication Disorders division of the SLP department sponsors bi-monthly Head & Neck Support Group meetings, held the 2nd Thursday of the odd months from noon to 1 p.m. at the Beaumont Health Center, for people who have undergone a laryngectomy or other head and neck cancer treatment. Family members are welcome. This includes education, speakers and support for those with head and neck cancers. Call for more information 248-655-5880.
International Association of Laryngectomees
Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancers
For more information, please contact us at:
Beaumont Medical Office BuildingCenter for Voice and Laryngeal Disorders3535 W. Thirteen Mile Rd. #101, #102Royal Oak, MI 48073248-551-2100
Beaumont Health Center, Royal OakCenter for Adult Communication Disorders4949 Coolidge HighwayRoyal Oak, MI 48073 248-655-5880
Beaumont Hospital, Troy44201 Dequindre RdTroy, MI 48085248-964-0660
Rehabilitation and Dialysis Center44300 Dequindre Rd.Sterling Hgts. MI 48314248-964-0660
Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe468 CadieuxGrosse Pointe, MI 48230313-343-1649