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