Disorders involving the larynx, airway, and upper esophagus can interfere with our ability to speak, breathe, and swallow, profoundly impacting our quality of life. The Stanford Voice and Swallowing Center offers specialized evaluation and treatment of many of these disorders. If you are having problems with your voice, breathing, and/or swallowing, call and make an appointment with us today.
In-office steroid injections of some laryngeal lesions or scarring
In-office laryngeal biopsy
Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing
Procedures in the operating room
Phonomicrosurgery for vocal fold lesions requiring surgical treatment
Conservative surgery for laryngeal cancer: We offer endoscopic treatment for early stage disease with and without laser and larynx-preserving open partial laryngectomy for some later stage disease.
Arytenoid repositioning surgery for vocal fold paralysis
Medialization thyroplasty for vocal fold paralysis
Reinnervation of the paralyzed vocal fold
Dilation of airway stenosis
Endoscopic treatment of Zenker’s diverticulum
Transcervical treatment of Zenker’s diverticulum
Endoscopic cricopharyngeal myotomy
Transcervical cricopharyngeal myotomy
Selective Laryngeal Adductor Dennervation and Reinnervation – The Berke Procedure for Spasmodic Dysphonia
Placement of tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP) and prosthesis for tracheoesophageal speech after laryngectomy
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