Laryngectomy Care

A laryngectomy is a surgery when your larynx (voice box) is removed. When the voice box is removed, the doctor makes a new opening in your neck for you to breathe from. This opening is called a stoma.

Your stoma requires special care. We will teach you and your family how to care for your stoma. You will learn to clean your stoma and suction out secretions. We will encourage you and your family members to practice your stoma care, cleaning, and suctioning as often as possible. Practicing how to care for your stoma will help you to feel confident and safe in taking care of yourself at home.