The combined experience of our expert doctors, plus our state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, make our center the best place to bring your concerns about disorders affecting the voice and swallowing. Disturbances in the voice or swallowing can cause serious disruptions to everyday life, and it is our goal to connect you with the most compassionate and effective care for your needs. Everyone involved in your treatment shares the goal of providing you with expert, individualized care.
Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia)
Difficulty swallowing affects people of all ages and can cause major life disruption. Seeing an otolaryngologist can determine the cause of your dysphagia and the best course of action for treating it. Along with problems when swallowing, you may notice drooling, chest or throat discomfort, a lump-in-the-throat sensation, and coughing or choking on bits of food or saliva. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, we can provide an examination to get the full picture of what is causing them. In some cases, this might require a transnasal esophagoscopy, or a quick, in-office procedure that allows us to view your throat and esophagus.
Coughing and Hoarseness
A severe cough and hoarseness lasting more than two weeks are both concerns warranting a visit to an ear, nose and throat specialist. Underlying causes of these symptoms can include laryngitis, GERD, allergies, polyps, and other issues, so it’s important to undergo an examination from a professional. Our otolaryngologists can perform the necessary evaluations and assessments to determine the cause of your discomfort and start you on the path to healing.
Stop Acid Reflux with Reza Band
It’s estimated that sixty percent of the adult population will experience acid reflux symptoms this year, so it’s no surprise many of our patients are concerned about GERD and other esophageal conditions. Sleeping can be an especially difficult area for patients with acid reflux, as being in a supine position can result in regurgitation of stomach contents and discomfort in the throat.
Our ENT physicians can evaluate your symptoms and help determine the best course of action to treat your acid reflux. We offer a first-of-its-kind technology called Reza Band, which is a non-surgical device designed to stop reflux from reentering the esophagus. The device is worn externally during sleep and can usually be prescribed and fitted during a single appointment. Reach out to our office to learn more about this technology and find out if it’s right for you.