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Voice Disorders – Overview

January 24, 2021


“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 voice professionally or socially, I can help you discover why you’re having problems, discover what’s causing these difficulties, and come up with a treatment regimen that is best for you. I’ve created the Institute for Voice and Swallowing Disorders at Phelps Hospital in Sleepy Hollow, New York, where we use a comprehensive approach with a multidisciplinary team to provide diagnostic abilities. And most importantly, treatment, both with voice and swallow therapies geared at alleviating the vast majority of problems, often without any type of surgical intervention. And if I have to perform surgery, we have a team of voice therapists who have special background with professional voice use, who can work with you to rehabilitate the voice to the best ability. Our goal is to diagnose and solve your problem with the least invasive approach, often without surgery.

However, if surgery is required, I have nearly 20 years of experience, both in the operating room, as well as with numerous office-based techniques that do not require general anesthesia, to help to diagnose and treat many of the disorders that can occur from chronic voice use and vocal trauma. In addition, I have all the latest tools that are needed to help treat many of these problems that are often lacking in many of the institutions. This includes specialized lasers, different approaches to ventilation, such as jet ventilation, which helps me perform many of my surgeries without breathing tubes, which can also often cause discomfort and lead to trauma themselves. Most importantly, I have specialized training and a lot of experience with some of the more advanced laryngeal procedures from everything from benign disease that can occur from vocal trauma to fixing vocal folds if they’re paralyzed, treating papillomas and even treating vocal fold cancers. I’m happy to see you in consultation to arrange a customized plan, which will educate you on your voice problem. Come up with the best approach that fits you leading to your best possible outcome. Especially if you’re a voice professional. Your first intervention is the most important to help you with your voice now and protect your voice for the future. I look forward to meeting you.”

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