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Healthcare: Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)

Airway, Voice & Swallowing


Baylor Medicine’s Institute for Voice and Swallowing is focused on serving patients with voice, airway, and swallowing disorders.  Our team utilizes specialized medical, surgical, and behavioral techniques to diagnose and treat voice and speech conditions, dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), chronic cough, and conditions involving the upper airway, larynx, and trachea.

Our faculty, with specialty training in laryngology, collaborate with speech-language pathology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, thoracic surgery, psychiatry, and surgical pathology to provide multidisciplinary, personalized care. 


Conditions We Treat

  • Voice problems
  • Hoarseness
  • Vocal fold nodules, polyps and other benign lesions
  • Early-stage laryngeal cancer
  • Vocal fold paralysis
  • Spasmodic dysphonia
  • Laryngeal stenosis
  • Tracheal stenosis
  • Zenker’s diverticulum


  • Vocal cord dysfunction
  • Chronic cough
  • Muscle tension dysphonia
  • Dysphagia
  • Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis
  • Vocal misuse and overuse
  • Recurrent laryngitis
  • Reinke’s edema
  • Gastroesophageal reflux laryngitis