Voice/Swallow

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Voice/Swallow2018-07-31T16:31:50+00:00

The Voice Center at University Otolaryngology Associates is dedicated to the care and study of the human voice. Over the past several decades, clinical research done in the Voice Center, has led to numerous advances in medical, surgical and behavioral therapies for voice disorders. The expertise in vocal care continues with use of in-office, state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic tools including stroboscopy, medialization injections for vocal cord paralysis or atrophy, Botox injections for tremor and spasmodic dysphonia, and KTP laser treatment for some types of laryngeal disease.

Voice/Swallow

We collaborate with voice scientists and speech language pathologists who work extensively with patients with vocal issues. We also refer to voice therapists in the region for patient convenience and follow up compliance.

Our services:

  • Laryngeal videostroboscopy
  • Voice Evaluation
  • Vocal Function Measures
  • Voice Recording-high quality, standardized conditions
  • Phono-microsurgery
  • In-office Procedures:
    • medialization injection
    • steroid and other therapeutic injections
    • KTP laser ablation of lesions
    • laryngeal biopsy
  • Spirometry
  • pH-study
  • Allergy testing
  • Trans-nasal esophagoscopy
  • Surgical second opinions/ consultations
  • Care of the Professional Voice: teachers, ministers, singers, actors, politicians, lawyers, etc.

Specialization in Voice, Laryngeal and Swallowing Problems:

  • All benign vocal lesions:
    • Nodules
    • Polyps
    • Cysts
    • Granulomas/contact ulcers
    • Papilloma
    • Auto-immune lesion
  • Congenital laryngeal anomalies
  • Neurological voice issues:
    • Spasmodic dysphonia
    • Parkinson’s Disease
    • Vocal cord paralysis or atrophy
  • Early laryngeal carcinoma
  • Laryngopharyngeal reflux
  • Swallowing problems
  • Cough

  • Functional voice problems
    • Vocal cord dysfunction
    • Muscle tension dysphonia
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