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Voice and Swallowing Clinic

Fontaine Research Park Suite 2200 415 Ray C. Hunt Drive Charlottesville, VA 22908
Phone: 434.924.5700 Fax: 434.924.1736 : : :

Fax: 434.924.1736

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Location Hours:

Monday - Friday | 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Patients who are at least 30 minutes late may have to reschedule. 

Parking: Free for patients and visitors. 

Shuttle service: Runs every 30 minutes Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Find shuttle stop locations

Overview

We treat ear, nose and throat problems in people who use their voices extensively, including:

  • Singers
  • Clergy
  • Call center employees
  • Teachers/professors
  • Coaches
  • Docents

We see patients ages nine and up, teens and adults. You'll meet with both a doctor and a speech language pathologist, often at the same time.

Using the latest high-definition video technology, our team can get a detailed look at the vocal cords to identify issues. Vocal rehabilitation is provided by our specialty-trained speech pathologists. We strive to give each patient the kind of care normally available only to well-known performers.

We treat:

  • Voice and swallowing dysfunction due to neurological disease (stroke, Parkinson's disease, laryngeal paralysis)
  • Polyps, nodules and other benign vocal fold lesions that cause a hoarse voice
  • Acute and chronic laryngitis, reflux laryngitis, and allergic laryngitis
  • Muscular tension dysphonia and functional voice disorders
  • Laryngeal and tracheal stenosis (narrowing of the airway)
  • Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis
  • Zenker’s diverticulum or cricopharyngeal spasm/bar
  • Laryngeal (voice box) cancer
  • Vocal cord paralysis
  • Acid reflux laryngitis

Services Offered

  • Examining the vibration of vocal cords with videostroboscope, a special imaging system
  • Testing the acoustic and aerodynamics of the speaking and singing voice
  • Laryngeal electromyography (tests the larynx’s electric signals to show how muscles are functioning)
  • Injecting botulinum toxin into the muscle of the throat and larynx for the treatment of adductor and abductor spasmodic dysphonia
  • Transnasal esophagoscopy, a way to evaluate reflux and swallowing problems by passing a small flexible camera through the nose and into the swallowing tube and stomach, avoiding sedation
  • Transnasal biopsy of vocal fold lesions (inserting a small flexible camera through the nose into the voice box)
  • Injection augmentation of the vocal fold for vocal fold paralysis
  • Laryngeal reconstruction after radiation, trauma and cancer surgery for restoration of voice and airway
  • Laryngeal conservation surgery and laser surgery for cancer of the larynx

Learn more about our ear, nose and throat services

Patient Information

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