Voice & Swallowing

Your voice is a key part of your personality: it is unique, and allows you to communicate and exchange information with others. When trauma or illness affects the quality of your voice, you may be left feeling helpless. Voice problems can occur for a variety of reasons, ranging from misuse of the vocal cords to allergies, upper respiratory infections, acid reflux and cancer.

Once the cause has been diagnosed, we are able to offer a number of treatments options for improving your voice, including both surgical and non-surgical options, designed to help you get your voice back.

Contact Sacramento Ear, Nose & Throat for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Benign & Malignant Vocal Fold Lesions

In order to diagnose a growth on the vocal ford, your doctor will review your medical history and complete a full physical exam, including a voice evaluation. An endoscope may be used to get a closer look at the vocal…

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Vocal Cord Augmentation

Vocal cord augmentation is a procedure used to treat glottis insufficiency, a condition that prevents the vocal cords from closing fully, leading to a weak or quiet voice. There are two types of vocal cord augmentation – injection laryngoplasty (IT)…

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Esophageal/Tracheal Dilation

Esophageal dilation is used to treat esophageal strictures while a tracheal dilation is used to treat tracheal stenosis. Both conditions involve the narrowing of the passageway between the throat and the stomach. Do not eat or drink for at least…

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Transnasal Esophagoscopy

Transnasal esophagoscopy (TNE) is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that utilizes an ultra-thin endoscope inserted through the nasal passages to examine the esophagus and evaluate patients experiencing acid reflux, dysphagia, chronic cough and globus sensation (the feeling of a lump…

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Flexible Laryngostroboscopy

A flexible laryngoscopy allows your doctor to view the voice box in action. This procedure is used to identify the cause of your voice problems, throat pain, trouble swallowing or globus sensation (the feeling of a lump in the throat).…

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A video laryngostroboscopy is used to help determine the cause of your voice disorder. An endoscope is inserted through your mouth toward the back of your throat and a stroboscope is passed through that. You will then be asked to…

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