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Voice and Swallowing specialists at UW Health in Madison, Wisconsin, see patients with concerns related to speaking and voice, as well as swallowing disorders.


Our team is at the forefront of providing in-office treatments for swallowing disorders and many voice, resonance and airway conditions. Our voice specialists enjoy an international reputation for excellence in providing highly specialized care for professional and amateur singers and actors, as well as other professional voice users such as teachers, broadcasters, salespeople, clergy and others.


Pediatric Voice and Swallowing Services



Our Program


Voice and Swallowing director Susan Thibeault, PhD, CCC-SLP, says UW Health's service includes physicians, speech pathologists and surgeons, and can quickly process referrals if further expertise is needed.

UW Health Voice and Swallowing: APT Actors and UW Health Voice Clinic video 

Video: APT and The Voice Clinic


Actors from the American Players Theater in Spring Green came to Madison to learn how to take care of their voices at the Voice Clinic.


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UW Health Voice and Swallowing: doctor with patient 

Voice Evaluations


We perform comprehensive voice evaluations, which can include taking a history of the problem, visualization of the vocal folds, analysis of vocal sound and airflow, physical examination and trial therapies.


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UW Health Voice and Swallowing: Dr. Seth Dailey 

Our Doctors


Dr. Dailey specializes in surgery for voice disorders (dysphonia) such as vocal cord paralysis and cysts/nodules of the larynx.


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UW Health Voice and Swallowing: Two doctors examining an x-ray 

Stages of Swallowing


Safe and effective swallowing is dependent upon perfect timing of three basic stages, as well as the effective performance by many nerves and muscles involved in the process.


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Voice and Swallow CEU lectures

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