A TEAM OF EXPERTS SPECIALIZED IN CARING FOR VOICE, airway, AND swallowing disorders

The Texas Voice Center at Houston Methodist Hospital is a highly specialized clinic with a 50-year history of providing comprehensive medical and surgical care for a broad spectrum of concerns involving the larynx, pharynx, trachea, and esophagus.


Our multidisciplinary team is comprised of two fellowship-trained laryngologists, a speech pathologist, a clinical-surgical coordinator and medical assistants who are all committed to providing exceptional care with the best treatment option for each patient’s individual concerns.


Our voice-specialized speech pathologist provides additional expertise in diagnostic evaluation and, if needed, therapeutic voice rehabilitation to help patients optimize and maintain their vocal health.


WHAT WE TREAT

Airway Disorders

  • Bilateral vocal fold paralysis

  • Chronic cough

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Glottic webs

  • Irritable larynx

  • Laryngeal papilloma

  • Paradoxical vocal fold movement disorder

  • Posterior glottic stenosis

  • Subglottic stenosis

  • Tracheal stenosis

Swallowing Disorders

  • Cricopharyngeal dysfunction

  • Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)

  • Esophageal strictures

  • Head and neck cancer

  • Inability to swallow (including due to neurological disorders)

  • Laryngopharyngeal reflux

  • Zenker’s diverticulum

Voice Disorders

  • Dysphonia (hoarseness)

  • Laryngitis

  • Vocal fold hemorrhage

  • Vocal fold polyps

  • Vocal fold nodules

  • Vocal fold cysts

  • Vocal fold granulomas

  • Vocal fold leukoplakia

  • Vocal fold paralysis and paresis

  • Vocal fold atrophy

  • Laryngeal cancer 

  • Spasmodic dysphonia

  • Essential vocal tremor

  • Muscle tension dysphonia

  • Parkinson’s hypophonia

SERVICES AND TREATMENTS

Assessment & Diagnosis

  • Laryngeal videostroboscopy

  • Flexible laryngoscopy

  • Nasal endoscopy

  • Tracheobronchoscopy

  • Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES)

  • Transnasal esophagoscopy

  • Comprehensive voice assessment

  • Computerized voice analysis

Medical Intervention & Treatment

  • Medical management of voice, airway, and swallowing disorders

  • Singing and professional voice care

  • Speaking voice therapy

  • Singing voice therapy

  • Respiratory retraining therapy for paradoxical vocal fold motion

  • Swallowing therapy

Surgery & In-office Procedures

  • Microscopic laryngeal surgery

  • Laryngeal framework surgery (thyroplasty)

  • Endoscopic laser procedures

  • Vocal fold injection laryngoplasty

  • Botox injections for spasmodic dysphonia and tremor

  • Cricopharyngeal myotomy

  • Zenker’s diverticulectomy

  • Airway dilation

  • Airway reconstruction

  • Neck mass surgery

  • Sinus surgery

  • Surgeries for the thyroid, parathyroid, and parotid glands

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