Fauci Has Surgery to Remove Polyp From Vocal Cord

Dr. Anthony Fauci had a polyp removed from his vocal cord during surgery Thursday morning.

Fauci confirmed to CNN that he had an operation to remove the polyp while under general anesthesia.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN's chief medical correspondent, tweeted that Fauci had texted him about the surgery.

“Doctors have advised him to curtail his talking for a while to allow his vocal cords to recover,” Gupta tweeted.

Fauci, a White House Coronavirus Task Force member and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, spoke about his vocal cords at the Economic Club of Washington in April, saying “when you get your voices damaged a little—I probably have a polyp there—the only way to get better is to keep your mouth shut.”

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