The Everett Clinic provides the only comprehensive voice and vocal cord evaluation in Snohomish County. Diseases of the larynx include laryngitis, vocal cord nodules, vocal polyps, vocal cord paralysis, muscle tension voice disorders, and spasmodic dysphonia. These conditions can be challenging to diagnose, and require the experienced ears and eyes of a laryngologist.
Laryngology is a subspecialty of otolaryngology. A laryngologist diagnoses and treats illnesses, conditions, and injuries of the larynx, often called the voice box. A laryngologist can evaluate adult and pediatric voice issues and will work in coordination with speech pathology, as many conditions do not require surgery, and can be managed with a change in vocal habits and hygiene.
Stroboscopy is offered in an evaluation of voice disorders. Stroboscopy allows the laryngologist to study vibration, movement, and architecture of the vocal cords, interactively with the patient. The observer (including the patient) can view the subtleties in vocal cord function that can make a tremendous difference in vocal pitch, range, effort, and quality. All patients leave with a complete visual and pictorial understanding of how their larynx works.
Our providers evaluate:
- Voice Loss
- Swallowing Dysfunction
- Globus (Lump in Throat)
- Airway Concerns/Stridor
- Laryngeal Phonomicrosurgery
- Awake Laryngeal Biopsy
- Laryngeal Laser Surgery
- Surgical Excision of Vocal Nodules/Polyps
- Excision of Precancerous and Cancerous Laryngeal Lesions
- Cervical Esophageal Surgery
- Esophageal Dilation and Botox