Craig Zalvan, MD

Otolaryngology
Laryngology

Otolaryngology
Laryngology

358 N Broadway Suite 203 Sleepy Hollow, NY, 10591

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Craig Zalvan, MD, FACS is presently the Medical Director at the Institute for Voice and Swallowing Disorders and Chief of the Otolaryngology service at Phelps Hospital, Northwell Health where he also serves on the Board of Directors for the hospital.



He is one of the co-directors of the newly created Reflux Institute at Phelps Hospital. He is a Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology at NYMC and lectures internationally and nationally with numerous presentations, publications, and research projects on topics such as: laryngopharyngeal reflux treatment with diet, chronic cough, electromyography, injection laryngoplasty, dysphagia and esophagoscopy, laryngeal sensory testing and many other IRB approved studies. Additionally, Dr. Zalvan is a Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Education

  • MD: Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

  • Medical School

  • Residency in Otolaryngology: New York Presbyterian Hospital

  • Fellowship in Laryngology: St. Luke's Hospital Medical Center

  • Internship in Surgery: New York Presbyterian Hospital

  • Residency in Otolaryngology: Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital

Board Certifications

  • American Board Of Otolaryngology

Areas of Expertise

  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Treatment

  • Chronic Cough

  • Electromyography

  • Injection Laryngoplasty

  • Dysphagia and Esophagoscopy

  • Laryngeal Sensory Testing

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Craig Zalvan, MD

1 month ago

Podcast

Ear, Nose, and Throat w/ Dr. Craig Zalvan

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Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Blog

Steroids: When They’re Used

Steroids can be a wonderful tool or career-ending mistake!  First and foremost – I will never prescribe a steroid to a singer who has not had a proper laryngological exam by an experienced laryngologist with...

Read Blog
Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Article

Mediterranean Diet, Alkaline Water May Be As Effective As PPIs For LPR

Treatment of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) with alkaline water and the Mediterranean diet may be as effective as treatment with proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs), according to research published online in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery in September.1...

Read Article
Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Article

Swallowing Disorders: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, has many causes. Although most patients with dysphagia complain of discomfort and annoyance, dysphagia can have grave consequences such as aspiration, malnutrition, and death. The swallowing mechanism is among the most...

Read Article
Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Article

What Causes Hoarseness in Singers?

One of the most beautiful instruments and means of artistic expression is the human voice. Whether it be opera, pop, stage, or oration, the voice conveys emotion, thought, and beauty. However, as with most parts...

Read Article
Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Article

Chronic Cough: Risk Factors, Diagnosis and Treatment

Accounting for nearly 30-40% of primary care office visits, chronic cough afflicts many of our patients. URI and asthma are certainly big players when it comes to etiology, however, there still remain a large number...

Read Article
Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Article

Vocal Fold Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Although smoking appears to be decreasing, especially with recent efforts to curb smoke in public places, the rates of cancer of the larynx have not changed dramatically with over 12,000 new cases annually. Smoking and...

Read Article
Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Article

Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis

Vocal fold paralysis, although uncommon in general practice, can have devastating consequences for a patient. Dysphonia is the most common finding: breathy voice, loss of air, vocal fatigue (as well as systemic fatigue: winded), neck...

Read Article
Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Article

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR)

LPR is not GERD. LPR is the reflux of stomach contents into the region of the laryngopharynx. Although from the stomach, the symptoms, findings, and effects of LPR are vastly different from GERD. Most people...

Read Article
Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Article

The Hoarse Voice

10% of the US population is identified as being chronically hoarse. Early recognition of the cause of hoarseness can lead to improvement, cure, and prevention of further complications.   Diagnosis   Often, a diagnosis can...

Read Article
Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Article

Respiratory Papillomatosis (RRP): Overview, Diagnosis and Treatment

Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis is an HPV (Human Papilloma Virus – Usually 6 and 11) mediated benign disease of the vocal folds and respiratory tract. These “warty” growths often occur on the vocal fold epithelium and...

Read Article
Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Article

Craig Zalvan – BBQ and Acid Reflux Interview

Briefly, how do I know if I have acid reflux? Is it the same (or different) from GERD or chronic heartburn?    Acid reflux describes a spectrum of symptoms that involves the entire upper GI...

Read Article
Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Article

Swallowing Disorders: Dysphonia

Do you, or somebody you know, have a hoarse voice? Do you feel your voice is weak, breathy, or raspy? If so, you may be suffering from dysphonia.   What is Hoarseness?   Hoarseness, also...

Read Article
Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Article

Swallowing Disorders: Dysphagia

Difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia) is common among all age groups, especially the elderly. The term dysphagia refers to the feeling of difficulty passing food or liquid from the mouth to the stomach. This may be...

Read Article
Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Article

Chronic Cough: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Chronic cough – Such a frustrating problem! A chronic cough can lead to embarrassing situations, like people always asking if you are okay or sick, or if you’re afraid to go to theaters or out...

Read Article
Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Article

Ask-A-Doctor: Starve a Cold, Feed a Fever? 

The advent of winter not only brings colder weather and shorter days. It also means that the cold and flu season has arrived.  While flu shots reduce the likelihood of contracting the flu, a vaccine...

Read Article
Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Article

Acute Voice Injury Treatment

The treatment of vocal injuries, both acute and chronic, is fraught with many home remedies, “magic” formulas passed down through the ages, and personal anecdotal “success” stories – most of which lack evidence, science, and...

Read Article
Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Voice Disorders – Overview

“As an expert in voice disorders, I’ve devoted my career and training to help those who are having voice problems, whether you are a professional singer, actor, student, teacher, or any vocation that uses your...

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Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Vocal Fold Paralysis – Overview

The vocal folds are paired structures in our throat that open to allow us to breathe and close to vibrate to produce our voice. Sometimes when people lose their voice, often acutely, it can be...

Watch and Share
Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Throat Clearing – Overview

One problem a lot of my patients have is constant throat clearing. The constant feeling to need to clear the throat can arise for many different problems. Most of my patients have seen multiple doctors,...

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Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Voice Disorders – Overview

“As an expert in voice disorders, I’ve devoted my career and training to help those who are having voice problems, whether you are a professional singer, actor, student, teacher, or any vocation that uses your...

Watch and Share
Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Vocal Fold Paralysis – Overview

The vocal folds are paired structures in our throat that open to allow us to breathe and close to vibrate to produce our voice. Sometimes when people lose their voice, often acutely, it can be...

Watch and Share
Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Throat Clearing – Overview

One problem a lot of my patients have is constant throat clearing. The constant feeling to need to clear the throat can arise for many different problems. Most of my patients have seen multiple doctors,...

Watch and Share
Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Shortness of Breath – Overview

Do you have a chronic feeling of shortness of breath, such that you can’t get a full breath often or sighing trying to get that last breath in? Do you feel as though when you...

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Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Lump in the Throat or Globus – Overview

One of my specialties is chronic lump in the throat sensation, also known as Globus. People often complain of feeling as though something stuck in their throat, mucus is stuck in their throat, and they...

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Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux – Overview

“Laryngopharyngeal reflux or LPR is a disorder that affects the throat and head neck structures from acid, either eaten or refluxed in digestive enzymes that can cause irritation and damage to many of the structures...

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Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Chronic Cough – Overview

“Hi, my name is Dr. Craig Zalvan, and I’m an ear, nose and throat doctor who specializes in voice swallowing, cough and reflux disorders, also known as a laryngologist. One of my specialties for which...

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Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Videos

World Voice Day

Hi. My name is Dr. Craig Zalvan, and I’m a laryngologist at ENT and Allergy Associates. Going to talk to you today about World Voice Day, which is this year and every year on April...

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Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Article

Mediterranean Diet, Alkaline Water May Be As Effective As PPIs For LPR

Treatment of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) with alkaline water and the Mediterranean diet may be as effective as treatment with proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs), according to research published online in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery in September.1...

Read Article
Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Article

Swallowing Disorders: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, has many causes. Although most patients with dysphagia complain of discomfort and annoyance, dysphagia can have grave consequences such as aspiration, malnutrition, and death. The swallowing mechanism is among the most...

Read Article
Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Article

What Causes Hoarseness in Singers?

One of the most beautiful instruments and means of artistic expression is the human voice. Whether it be opera, pop, stage, or oration, the voice conveys emotion, thought, and beauty. However, as with most parts...

Read Article
Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Article

Chronic Cough: Risk Factors, Diagnosis and Treatment

Accounting for nearly 30-40% of primary care office visits, chronic cough afflicts many of our patients. URI and asthma are certainly big players when it comes to etiology, however, there still remain a large number...

Read Article
Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Article

Vocal Fold Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Although smoking appears to be decreasing, especially with recent efforts to curb smoke in public places, the rates of cancer of the larynx have not changed dramatically with over 12,000 new cases annually. Smoking and...

Read Article
Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Article

Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis

Vocal fold paralysis, although uncommon in general practice, can have devastating consequences for a patient. Dysphonia is the most common finding: breathy voice, loss of air, vocal fatigue (as well as systemic fatigue: winded), neck...

Read Article
Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Article

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR)

LPR is not GERD. LPR is the reflux of stomach contents into the region of the laryngopharynx. Although from the stomach, the symptoms, findings, and effects of LPR are vastly different from GERD. Most people...

Read Article
Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Article

The Hoarse Voice

10% of the US population is identified as being chronically hoarse. Early recognition of the cause of hoarseness can lead to improvement, cure, and prevention of further complications.   Diagnosis   Often, a diagnosis can...

Read Article
Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Article

Respiratory Papillomatosis (RRP): Overview, Diagnosis and Treatment

Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis is an HPV (Human Papilloma Virus – Usually 6 and 11) mediated benign disease of the vocal folds and respiratory tract. These “warty” growths often occur on the vocal fold epithelium and...

Read Article
Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Article

Craig Zalvan – BBQ and Acid Reflux Interview

Briefly, how do I know if I have acid reflux? Is it the same (or different) from GERD or chronic heartburn?    Acid reflux describes a spectrum of symptoms that involves the entire upper GI...

Read Article
Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Article

Swallowing Disorders: Dysphonia

Do you, or somebody you know, have a hoarse voice? Do you feel your voice is weak, breathy, or raspy? If so, you may be suffering from dysphonia.   What is Hoarseness?   Hoarseness, also...

Read Article
Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Article

Swallowing Disorders: Dysphagia

Difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia) is common among all age groups, especially the elderly. The term dysphagia refers to the feeling of difficulty passing food or liquid from the mouth to the stomach. This may be...

Read Article
Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Article

Chronic Cough: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Chronic cough – Such a frustrating problem! A chronic cough can lead to embarrassing situations, like people always asking if you are okay or sick, or if you’re afraid to go to theaters or out...

Read Article
Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Article

Ask-A-Doctor: Starve a Cold, Feed a Fever? 

The advent of winter not only brings colder weather and shorter days. It also means that the cold and flu season has arrived.  While flu shots reduce the likelihood of contracting the flu, a vaccine...

Read Article
Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Article

Acute Voice Injury Treatment

The treatment of vocal injuries, both acute and chronic, is fraught with many home remedies, “magic” formulas passed down through the ages, and personal anecdotal “success” stories – most of which lack evidence, science, and...

Read Article
Craig Zalvan, MD

3 months ago

Article

Why does everyone seem to have reflux and why do so many still take PPIs?

With over 40% of Americans diagnosed with reflux disease, over 60 billion dollars spent per year on diagnosis and treatment, reflux is a major health problem causing significant distress among our population. There are two...

Read Article
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Craig Zalvan, MD

2 months ago

Blog

Steroids: When They’re Used

Steroids can be a wonderful tool or career-ending mistake!  First and foremost – I will never prescribe a steroid to a singer who has not had a proper laryngological exam by an experienced laryngologist with...

Read Blog
Craig Zalvan, MD

3 months ago

Blog

Phelps Today Q&A w/ Dr. Craig Zalvan – Spring 2005

Q: I have a hoarse voice. What can cause hoarseness? A: There are many causes of hoarseness. One of the most common is vocal fold nodules. Nodules are benign growths on the vocal folds that...

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Craig Zalvan, MD

3 months ago

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My Medical Mission to Lima for “Laryngology Teaching”

My mission to Lima was a “Laryngology Teaching” mission. I compiled a team of doctors from our area and we went to Lima and spent 3 days at the largest teaching hospital. We had over...

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