Comprehensive care for airway, swallowing and voice disorders

Laryngology is a specialty within ENT (ear, nose and throat) focusing on the care of the throat. The ability to speak, breathe and swallow are all fundamental to life. Baylor Scott & White Health has ENT doctors on staff who, along with other healthcare professionals, provide comprehensive care for throat problems.

Laryngology disorders

There are a number of laryngology diseases that can affect your ability to breathe, swallow or speak.

  • Airway disorder treatments

    The ability to breathe is essential for living. Any restriction to breathing is distressing and can be life-threatening. Airway disorders commonly present with noisy breathing and shortness of breath with exertion.

    We offer a full range of surgical and medical treatments for airway disorders, including:

    • Posterior glottic stenosis
    • Subglottic and tracheal stenosis
    • Bilateral vocal fold paralysis
    • Chronic cough
    • Vocal fold dysfunction
    • Decannulation of tracheostomy
  • Voice disorders

    Whether you are a professional voice user, singer, teacher or parent, a voice disorder can affect both your social and professional life in a profound way. We specialize in providing a combined clinic with our laryngologist and speech-language pathologist to evaluate and treat all disorders of the voice, including:

    • Vocal polyp, nodules, cysts
    • Laryngeal papilloma
    • Granulomas
    • Vocal fold atrophy
    • Vocal fold paralysis or weakness
    • Neurologic voice disorders
    • Spasmodic dysphonia
    • Acute and chronic laryngitis
    • Laryngeal cancer
    • Vocal fold scarring
    • Muscle tension dysphonia
  • Difficulty swallowing

    Swallowing disorders, or dysphagia, can significantly impact your quality of life and lead to aspiration pneumonia, inappropriate weight loss, cough while eating, and increased time to finish a meal. The laryngologists on our staff and speech-language pathologists work together to evaluate and treat disorders of swallowing. We offer a range of diagnostic and therapeutic options, including:

    • Modified barium swallow
    • Swallow therapy
    • Flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing
    • Endoscopic and open treatment of Zenker’s Diverticulum and Cricopharyngeal bar
    • Esophageal dilation

Office-based laryngology procedures

We offer a host of office-based procedures for laryngeal disorders, including:

  • Laryngeal Botox injections
  • Videostroboscopy
  • Injection augmentation for vocal fold paralysis
  • Laser treatment of laryngeal lesions
  • Superior laryngeal nerve blocks for cough
  • Tracheobronchoscopy
  • Steroid injections for subglottic stenosis