Voice & Swallowing Disorders

Problems related to the voice, breathing, and swallowing occur quite often. Sometimes they are preventable but sometimes they are the result of other medical conditions or they occur following surgery. Our fellowship-trained laryngologists specialize in the care of these disorders, and they can develop personalized treatment plans to address your unique condition. We are able treat everyone from voice professionals like singers, actors, educators, salespeople, and telemarketers to non-voice professionals of all ages.

Areas treated by our laryngologists:

  • Airway papilloma
  • Benign vocal fold lesions (cyst, pseudocyst, nodule, polyp, scar, sulcus vocalis, Reinke’s edema, varix/ectasia, papilloma, etc.)
  • Cervical (neck) dystonia
  • Chronic cough
  • Cricopharyngeus muscle dysfunction
  • Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) involving the pharynx, larynx, and esophagus
  • Dysplasia and cancer of the larynx/vocal folds
  • Dyspnea (difficulty breathing) involving the larynx and trachea
  • Globus
  • Glottic insufficiency
  • Laryngeal dystonias (vocal tremor, spasmodic dysphonia, primary muscle tension dysphonia, etc.)
  • Paradoxical vocal fold movement disorder (PVFM), also sometimes referred to as vocal cord dysfunction (VCD)
  • Reflux and food sensitivity, laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR)
  • Tracheotomy care and removal (decannulation) procedures
  • Upper airway stenosis (supraglottic, glottic, posterior glottic, subglottic, tracheal)
  • Vocal fold paralysis (and paresis)
  • Voice disorders (hoarseness) including difficulties in singing
  • Voice feminization surgery
  • Zenker’s diverticulum

We use the latest technologies to care for you and your loved ones. Some examples include:

  • Comprehensive voice evaluation with chip tip and rigid stroboscopy
  • Collaboration with speech-language pathologists fellowship trained in voice care
  • Collaboration with singing voice specialists
  • lasers (CO2, KTP)
  • endoscopic upper airway surgery
  • endoscopic esophageal surgery
  • endoscopic removal of some laryngeal cancers
  • in-office vocal fold injection
  • in-office botulinum toxin (Botox) injection to the larynx and neck
  • in-office Trans-Nasal Esophagoscopy (TNE)
  • Reflux testing (Restech, Multi-channel intraluminal impedance, High Resolution Esophageal Manometry)

Call us if you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our expert laryngologists!

Voice & Swallowing Disorders Q&A



Ear, Nose and Throat, Allergy and Immunology, Audiology & Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery located in Allentown, Bethlehem, Quakertown & Wind Gap, PA