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TEP is an indwelling prosthesis placed in the neck for patients after laryngectomy. The prosthesis allows air from the lungs to be used in speech production. The patient can still breath through the stoma in the neck, but due to a one way valve, exhaled air will pass through the pharynx and mouth, allowing for improved airflow for speech. A trained speech pathologist can assist a patient in the care and use of the prosthesis. 

Tracheoesophageal Prosthesis services are available at the following Sentara locations:

CarePlex Therapy Center 
The Therapy Center 

 

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