Updated: Sep 13, 2020
Dr. Anthony Fauci recently had surgery to remove a vocal cord polyp on his vocal cords.
Vocal cord polyps often happen as a result of voice overuse or misuse. Anyone can get vocal cord polyps but professional singers, cheerleaders, people who speak a lot for work (public speakers, sales individuals, etc) and others can be at particular risk.
Professional singers Adele and Keith Urban, among others, have had vocal cord polyps removed.
To see what a vocal cord polyp looks like and learn more about symptoms and treatment, click here: https://voice.weill.cornell.edu/voice-disorders/polyp.
I hope this is helpful!
Dr. Jen Caudle