No surgery for chatty TV chef Rachael Ray – yet.

Despite booking a session under the knife for a vocal chord cyst, the Emmy winner decided to bail at the last minute for alternative therapy.

Insiders had previously leaked Ray was definitely having surgery and would have to communicate with hubby John Cusimano with pen-and-paper over the holidays.

Minutes after being queried by THE ENQUIRER to comment, her rep Charlie Dougiello blabbed to media stating, "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."

Sources say Ray will undergo an alternative therapy for the cyst.

Don’t rule out surgery for Ray in the future – especially if this treatment fails.