Voice and Swallowing Disorders

Voice and Swallowing Disorders

Many people experience voice problems that do not go away by clearing the throat. Vocal disorders develop for many reasons, ranging from vocal abuse to allergies or sometimes cancer.  The physicians at Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists are skilled in the treatment and diagnosis of all voice disorders.

Though we often take our ability to eat and speak for granted, many people have difficulty with these tasks and may experience pain, discomfort and lack of control when trying to speak. Voice and swallowing problems can develop as a result of aging, overuse, surgery, smoking, or throat cancer, and may include laryngitis, spasmodic dysphonia, vocal cord paralysis, cancer of the vocal cord, benign growths.

Our doctors at ENT Specialists provide comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for a wide range of voice and swallowing disorders and are specially trained to help you restore function to your voice.

While many of these problems accompany a cold or other minor condition, some are chronic and may require special management to control or cure the condition. Patients may benefit from voice therapy, medications or microsurgery, depending on their individual condition. It is also important for patients to protect their voice by practicing breathing techniques, avoiding smoking, alcohol and caffeine and by drinking plenty of water.

A voice problem can be an indication of something as simple as viral laryngitis or as serious as vocal fold cancer. We provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment for disorders of the larynx and associated structures. This includes voice, swallowing and breathing problems, and encompasses both benign and malignant diseases.