The provider performs laryngoplasty, a surgical procedure in which the provider repairs or alters the larynx (voice box) or its structures. He performs this procedure to remove a congenital or acquired laryngeal web, a membranous structure spread in the larynx and vocal cords, sometimes from birth, that narrows the airway. The provider removes the laryngeal web and places a keel, or stent to prevent scar tissue from forming, and web reformation and restenosis. After the larynx has healed, the keel or stent may be removed in a separate procedure.
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