The Voice and Swallow Center at University Otolaryngology Associates is dedicated to the care and study of voice and swallowing disorders. Over the past several decades, our clinical research 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, superior laryngeal nerve blocks for cough, and KTP laser treatment for some types of laryngeal disease.


We collaborate with local voice therapists/ speech language pathologists who have expertise 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-standardized high quality digital recording

  • Phono-microsurgery
  • In-office Procedures:
    • medialization injection
    • steroid, Botox and other therapeutic injections
    • KTP laser ablation of lesions
    • laryngeal biopsy

  • Spirometry
  • Trans-nasal esophagoscopy
  • Surgical second opinions/ consultations
  • Care of the Professional Voice: teachers, ministers, singers, actors, politicians, lawyers, etc.

Specialization in Voice, Airway and Swallowing Problems:

  • All benign vocal lesions:
    • Nodules
    • Polyps
    • Cysts
    • Granulomas/contact ulcers
    • Papilloma
    • Auto-immune lesions

  • 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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