Laryngology

Laryngology

The Voice Center at UVA can provide treatment for the following:

  • 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

 

The following rehabilitative services, surgeries, and procedures are available at the Fontaine clinic or at UVA 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