Anesthesia Care for the Professional Singer

Ryan K. Meacham, Joshua Schindler

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The professional singer comes to the day of surgery with a measure of anxiety about the effects of anesthesia or surgery on his or her voice. A detailed informed consent should be obtained to discuss and document risks, as well as set realistic expectations for recovery. The smallest endotracheal tube possible should be used to intubate in the least traumatic way. Movement of the tube should be minimized, both during anesthesia, as well as in emergence. Postoperative care may be coordinated with an otolaryngologist and speech language pathologist as the singer plans a return to performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-356
Number of pages10
JournalAnesthesiology Clinics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015


  • Anesthesia
  • Professional singer
  • Surgery
  • Voice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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