Conditions

The staff at the UT Southwestern Clinical Center for Voice Care specializes in disorders of the voice, airway, and swallowing. We can help you with these and other conditions.

Airway Problems

  • Breathing difficulty after injury to the voice box
  • Paradoxical vocal fold motion
  • Subglottic stenosis (narrowing of the airway below the vocal cords)
  • Tracheal stenosis (narrowing of the windpipe)
  • Unexplained episodes of respiratory distress
  • Vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) or paralysis

Diseases Affecting the Vocal Cords and Larynx

  • Acid and nonacid reflux
  • Cancers of the vocal cords
  • Chronic cough, throat clearing
  • Papilloma

Swallowing Problems

  • Aspiration (food goes down the windpipe)
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Zenker's diverticulum

Voice Problems

  • Aging voice
  • Difficulty with the speaking/singing voice
  • Fatigue or pain from voice use
  • Hoarseness after injury to the voice box
  • Hoarseness after surgery in the neck
  • Laryngeal dystonia
  • Muscle tension dysphonia
  • Spasmodic dysphonia
  • Vocal cord granuloma
  • Vocal cord nodules, polyps, cysts
  • Vocal cord paralysis and paresis
  • Vocal cord scars