Jefferson University Hospitals

Diseases & Conditions

  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
    Also known as silent reflux, this common problem in patients with throat complaints involves the backflow of stomach contents up the esophagus and into the throat.

  • Laryngospasm
    A spasm of the vocal cords that can cause sudden changes in the voice and breathing.

  • Neurogenic Voice Disorders
    A group of conditions that are caused by disorders of the nerves and muscles.

  • Tonsillitis
    While tonsillitis is often treated with over-the-counter medication, persistent symptoms like a fever or drooling should be treated by one of our expert physicians.

  • Vocal Cord Nodules Polyps
    Over time, repeated abuse of the vocal cords can result in vocal cord nodules that usually grow on each vocal cord, polyps that can also appear on one or both of your vocal cords, or cysts, benign growths on the vocal cords that can affect the voice.

  • Vocal Fold Paralysis
    A condition in which the vocal cords cannot move and affects your ability to speak, breathe or sometimes swallow is known as vocal cord paralysis.

  • Vocal Fold Scarring
    A stiffening of the vocal folds that can affect voice, you may be experiencing hoarseness, with sore or tight neck muscles while trying to speak.

  • Zenkers Diverticulum
    A pouch in the throat that catches food during swallowing, leading to symptoms of difficulty swallowing and sometimes even regurgitation of undigested food (or pills).