Because of a haital hernia and acid reflux, I have vocal cord lesions. If I have surgery on my vocal cords will I not ever be able to sing again?
Melissa Kim M.S., CCC-SLP replies...
Surgery to remove lesions from the vocal folds, whether benign or malignant, does carry a very slight risk of scarring, which may result in long-term hoarseness or voice change. Seek out an experienced laryngologist (an Ear, Nose, and Throat physician who has done speciality training in treating voice disorders, including vocal cord surgery) to minimize this risk.
Good luck to you.