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September 2011 Otologic, Head & Neck Newsletter >>
Dr. Amy Servais’ Story
There were times when Dr. Amy Servais, a family physician from the Fox Valley, could barely be heard speaking when there was background noise. Complications from surgery left her with a paralyzed vocal cord and she often struggled to be heard. Patients always thought she was sick. Communicating with her own children was equally challenging.
Servais turned to Dr. Seth Dailey, UW Health otolaryngologist, for a solution. Through a surgical procedure, Dr. Dailey helped the vocal cords actually close and restore Servais’s voice. After follow up therapy to relearn how to talk without compensating for the hoarseness, Servais can now speak clearly no matter the situation.