Voice Treatments

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Make Your Voice Heard

At the UVA Voice & Swallowing Clinic, we treat your vocal cords and everything else associated with improving, maintaining and restoring your ability to use your voice.

Using the latest HD video technology, our team can visualize the vocal folds in great detail to identify any issues you may have. Vocal rehabilitation is provided by our specialty-trained speech pathologists. Our team strives to provide for every patient the kind of care normally afforded to only well-known performers.

We treat:

  • Ear, nose and throat problems of the professional singer and voice user
  • Voice and swallow dysfunction due to neurological disease (stroke, Parkinson's disease, laryngeal paralysis)
  • Polyps, nodules and other benign vocal fold lesions causing 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)
  • Diagnosis and minimally invasive intervention for laryngeal cancer
  • Evaluation and management of vocal cord paralysis
  • Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis
  • Zenker’s diverticulum or cricopharyngeal spasm/bar

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Services for Swallowing Problems

We offer these rehabilitative services, surgeries and procedures at both the Fontaine clinic and at the hospital:

  • Examining of the vibration of vocal cords with a special scope called videostroboscope
  • Objective testing of the acoustic and aerodynamics of the speaking and singing voice with measures of: acoustic parameters, respiratory and phonatory airflow and electroglottography
  • Laryngeal electromyography: Tests of electric signals of muscle function of the larynx
  • Injection of botulinum toxin into the muscle of the throat and larynx for the treatment of adductor and abductor spasmodic dysphonia
  • Diagnosis and management of acid reflux laryngitis
  • Transnasal esophagoscopy for evaluation of reflux
  • Transnasal biopsy of vocal fold lesions
  • Injection augmentation of the vocal fold for vocal fold paralysis
  • Laryngeal reconstruction after radiation, trauma and cancer surgery for restoration of voice and airway
  • Conservation surgery and laser surgery for cancer of the larynx