Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray may not be silenced after all.

The chatfest queen was scheduled to have vocal surgery on Tuesday, but could avoid going under the knife.

"During the course of normal pre-op care, Rachael started an intensive new vocal therapy and it is now the opinion of her doctor that surgery may not be necessary since the treatment has had initial success," Lauren Nowell, a spokesman for Ray, tells TVGuide.com.

Ray was to undergo surgery to remove a benign cyst in her throat and even planned on communicating with her husband, John Cusimano, via handwritten notes afterwards.

"Rachael is very grateful that it won't be a silent Christmas and thanks everyone for their prayers and well wishes," Nowell adds.