The Voice Clinic mission is to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art evaluation and management of voice disorders. It is a unique, clinic for all diseases affecting the voice. It treats a wide variety of conditions utilizing the latest surgical, nonsurgical and in-office treatment techniques.
The Voice Clinic treats patients suffering from:
- Vocal Cord Immobility (Vocal Cord Paralysis)
- Chronic Cough
- Phonotrauma (Cysts, Polyps and Nodules)
- Laryngotracheal Stenosis
- Muscle tension dysphonia
- Presbylaryngis (Vocal Cord Atrophy)
- Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis
- Vocal cord cancer
- Vocal cord dysfunction
- Voice Impact from Neurologic Disorders
The Voice Clinic consists of a multidisciplinary team of experts (laryngologists, speech pathologists, and voice teachers) who work closely to optimize voice function tailored to the individual needs of the patient.
The Voice Clinic treats patients with any type of voice problem, ranging from common benign disorders such as vocal nodules, polyps, and papillomas, to more complex disorders such as spasmodic dysphonia, airway stenosis, and laryngeal cancer.
The Clinic performs in all patients a comprehensive evaluation of vocal function including videostroboscopic examination of the larynx, and analysis of speech and voice quality. Videostroboscopy is designed to assess the motion and pliability of the vocal folds for voice production. The analysis of voice may include acoustic and aerodynamic analysis.
The Clinic provide access to resources that specialize in evaluating and treating speech, and voice disorders. These services may include:
- Alaryngeal speech restoration after total laryngectomy
- Speech and swallowing rehabilitation following oral cavity and pharyngeal cancers
- Rehabilitation of cognitive communication disorders
After a profile of the patient’s laryngeal and phonatory function is developed a comprehensive management plan is developed, which may include voice therapy, surgery or a variety of in-office or operating-room procedures to improve voice. These services are integrated with our surgery and oncology practices so that each patient receives continuous support and individualized rehabilitative programs.