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Voice and Swallowing Center of Florida

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A new and exciting dimension of our care is the Voice and Swallowing Center of Florida, a special clinic devoted entirely to the evaluation and management of disorders of the larynx, including chronic cough, voice disorders, upper airway disorders and swallowing problems.

Rehabilitation Services

Patients who have undergone treatment for head and neck cancers receive specialized evaluation, counseling and therapy at our clinic to overcome the potential side effects of chemotherapy and radiation on swallowing function and voice quality.

We also provide specialized therapy to patients with Parkinson’s disease, ALS, CVA and neurological illnesses who have voice and swallowing issues, along with “chronic coughers” and patients with Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion (PVFM).

The Most Advanced Equipment for the Most Advanced Care

Our clinic boasts state-of-the-art endoscopy equipment for procedures that are simply not available at most other practices. For example, we offer:

High Definition Laryngoscopy— Using a distal chip flexible nasendoscope with xenon illumination, the nasal passagse, pharynx and larynx can be viewed for diagnosisof such conditions as laryngopharyngcal reflus and lesions. 

Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)— This exam utilizes a flexible endoscope which is passed transnasally to view the swallow on a screen. The patient is given different consistencies of food and liquid, and may try different head postures to observe the effects on swallowing. 

Videostroboscopy— This diagnostic tool provides for slow-motion viewing of the fine details of vocal cord vibration, allowing for more accurate diagnosis and treatment of voice disorders. It employs a synchronized, flashing light that is passed through an endoscope with a fiber optic camera to allow a skilled practitioner to visualize vocalization cycles and determine what may be causing a problem.  

Our Voice and Swallowing Center of Florida can benefit patients with the following symptoms:

  • Abnormal, High-Pitched Breathing Sounds (stridor)
  • Acute Episodes of Shortness of Breath (not associated with chronic lung or heart disease)
  • Burning Sensations/Sensation of Lump in Throat
  • Chronic Coughing
  • Excessive Throat Mucus
  • Intermittent or Persistent Hoarseness
  • Loss of Pitch Range or Volume
  • Pain or Difficulty in Swallowing Food, Liquid or Pills
  • Persistent Sore Throat
  • Vocal Fatigue
  • Voice Breaks

If you have experienced persistent voice or swallowing difficulties following surgery, injury or unexplained trauma to your vocal cords, our specialists in voice therapy and swallowing rehabilitation are here to help. Contact the Orlando area’s only clinic specifically designed for the treatment of voice and swallowing disorders—the Voice and Swallowing Center of Florida—at 407.303.4120 or by filling out an online appointment request form.