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Airway, Voice and Swallowing

Services Offered

  • Flexible laryngoscopy
  • Laryngeal videostroboscopy
  • Objective voice measurement
  • Neurolaryngeal evaluation
  • Endoscopic swallowing evaluation
  • Laryngeal airflow measurement
  • Pulmonary airflow measurement
  • Laryngeal sensory testing
  • Speaking voice analysis
  • Acting voice analysis
  • Singing voice therapy
  • Speaking voice therapy
  • Vocal fold phonosurgery
  • Microflap surgery
  • Vocal fold scar revision
  • Vocal fold medialization
  • Laryngeal framework surgery
  • Laryngeal fracture repair
  • Airway (laryngotracheal) reconstruction
  • Arytenoid adduction
  • Thyroplasty
  • Arytenoidopexy
  • Arytenoidectomy
  • Laryngeal cancer surgery
  • Laryngeal conservation (cancer)
  • Papilloma treatment
  • Botulinum toxin injection (spasmodic dysphonia)
  • Vocal fold injection
  • Collagen injection
  • Removal of bleeding vocal fold vessels
  • Cricopharyngeal myotomy
  • Esophageal Manometry
  • Esophageal dilation
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Zenker’s diverticulectomy
  • 24 hour pH Monitoring
  • CO2 laser surgery
  • Laryngeal reinnervation
  • Voice restoration

Who should be seen?

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Anyone experiencing:

  • Difficulty or problems with singing
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Hoarseness
  • Regurgitation of food
  • Changes in the voice
  • Heartburn
  • Noisy breathing
  • Burning in the throat
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sensation of something stuck in the throat
  • Lump in the throat
  • Chronic cough
  • Phlegm in the throat

Children or infants observed with:

  • Noisy breathing
  • Frequent colic
  • Blue episodes
  • Regurgitation
  • Intermittent episodes of no breathing
  • Frequent cough
  • Phlegm
  • Difficulty feeding
  • Refusal to eat or feed
  • Mouth breathing
  • Loud snoring
  • Raspy cry
  • Abnormal voice
  • Silent cry

Anyone with a diagnosis of:

  • Reflux (GERD or LPR)
  • Laryngeal papilloma
  • Cricopharyngeal muscle spasm
  • Respiratory papilloma
  • Esophageal dysmotility
  • Amyloidosis
  • Vocal cord or vocal fold paralysis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Wegener’s granulomatosis
  • Vagal neuropathy
  • Vocal cord dysfunction (VCD)
  • Cough variant asthma
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Vocal process granuloma
  • Parkinson’s
  • Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Spasmodic dysphonia
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Thyroid problems
  • Vagal Neuroma
  • Vagal Schwannoma

Children or infants with a diagnosis of:

  • Laryngomalacia
  • Choanal atresia
  • Tracheomalacia
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula
  • Reflux (GERD)
  • Laryngeal cleft
  • Cleft palate
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Vocal cord or vocal fold paralysis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Apnea episodes
  • Cyanosis
  • Apparent life threatening events
  • Asthma
  • Respiratory papilloma
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Laryngeal papilloma
  • Laryngeal anomaly
  • Tracheal anomaly
  • Esophageal anomaly
  • Subglottic stenosis
  • Glottic stenosis
  • Glottic or laryngeal web
  • Tracheal stenosis

Meet Our Providers

Robert DeFatta

Robert J.DeFatta
M.D. PhD

Facial Plastic Surgeon

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Rima Abraham

Rima A. DeFatta
M.D.

Otolaryngologist

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