"I can come by here and have a couple of polyps lasered off my vocal cords and then go straight to work."
— Daryl Collins, age 53

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Voice Therapy and Voice Disorder Treatments

The Emory Voice Center provides a complete range of voice disorder treatments and services, all in one convenient location.

Evaluation for Voice Disorders
The Emory Voice Center team will ask the patient about symptoms and medical history, followed by a thorough head and neck examination. The examination likely will involve several members of the team to test for vocal quality, efficiency, and proper speaking technique.

Laryngeal Videostroboscopy
This minimally invasive procedure uses an endoscope (a small tube with a fiber optic camera on the end) coupled to a video monitor and a stroboscopic light source to allow for detailed visual evaluation of laryngeal function and vibration.

This is a procedure conducted under general anesthesia which allows the physician to examine the vocal folds of the larynx with magnification tools.

Diagnostic Laryngeal Electromyography
This procedure is used to measure electrical activity of the laryngeal muscles in patients with vocal fold paralysis. It is helpful in predicting recovery.

Laryngeal Botox Therapy Watch Videovoice problems
Botox is one of the most effective treatments in recent years for spasmodic dysphonia. The drug softens and weakens vocal muscles, diminishing spasms.

Laryngeal Microsurgery
This minimally invasive procedure removes vocal fold nodules, polyps, or cysts with highly effective results.

Laryngeal Framework for Surgery for Vocal Fold Paralysis and Atrophy
Often, vocal fold paralysis or atrophy must be corrected with surgery. The Emory Voice Center employs a variety of techniques to improve breathing, swallowing and voice.

Open Airway Surgery
Certain airway stenosis patients may be candidates for open airway surgery and reconstruction. Our physicians are trained to know when and how to intervene. 

Voice & Swallowing Therapy for the Head & Neck Cancer Patient
Our Specialized speech pathologist at the Emory Voice Center provide evaluation, counseling, and therapy services to people newly diagnosed with head and neck cancer, as well as for patients in treatment or following treatment for head and neck cancer.  These services include exercise programs to minimize the negative side effects of chemotherapy and radiation and help to promote improved swallow related quality of life during and after treatment.  Additionally, we offer a variety of services for laryngectomy patients including counseling, education, training, and management of patients with tracheoesophageal voice prostheses.

Awake KTP Laser Therapy Watch Videovoice problems
The Emory Voice Center is the only voice center in Atlanta to offer patients with vocal cord lesions this innovative option for treatment.