The voice experts at UW Health are internationally recognized for excellence in research, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of voice disorders.
Our holistic approach to voice care recognizes the wide range of factors that can affect vocal function, and is enhanced by our close collaboration with colleagues in other medical specialties.
Treatments and Services for Voice Disorders
The health care providers at our voice clinics provide a wide range of general and specialized care for the voice. We recognize that the voice is quite a complicated function that can affect swallowing, breathing and speaking. Through an initial evaluation, our staff will determine the best approach to care for your voice concerns:
Our team is at the forefront of providing in-office treatments for many voice, resonance and airway conditions. In-office treatments are more comfortable and convenient for the patient, and do not require being taken to the operating room.
Office-based upper airway procedures are routinely performed using only topical anesthesia, sparing the patient a trip to the operating room. This option allows patients to miss less work and avoid the added costs associated with anesthesia.
In-office procedures include:
- Laryngotracheoscopy (airway exam)
- Transnasal esophogoscopy (TNE)
- Pulsed-dye Laser
- Hollow-core Laser
- Injection medialization procedures
Surgical procedures include:
- Phonomicrosurgery (for vocal professionals)
- Endoscopic Partial Laryngectomy (EPL) (for cancer treatment)
Other treatments and services include:
- Diagnosis and treatment of voice and velopharyngeal disorders
- Diagnosis and treatment of chronic cough and vocal cord dysfunction
Professional and Performing Voice Programs