Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • Acoustic Voice Analysis
    An otolaryngologist and voice therapist will evaluate your voice quality by performing an acoustic voice analysis, also known as objective measures.

  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
    Botox injection is an approved treatment for spasmodic dysphonia and is also used to remove lines and improve wrinkles on your face.

  • Cricopharyngeal Myotomy
    This is a surgical procedure that can be used to treat swallowing problems.

  • Endoscopic Diverticulostomy
    Patients with Zenker's diverticulum are treated with this endoscopic surgical approach, which means no skin incisions.

  • Endoscopic Swallowing Evaluation
    This test involves recording images of your throat and voice box to see how well you are able to swallow liquids or foods.

  • Esophageal Dilatation
    An endoscopic procedure that stretches or opens the blocked portion of the esophagus is called an esophageal dilatation.

  • Esophageal Manometry
    This is an outpatient test that studies the entire function of the esophagus.

  • Impedance Manometry
    Impedance manometry is one of the newest tests available to assess esophageal function, measuring both acid and non-acid reflux events.

  • Laryngeal Electromyography (LEMG)
    Laryngeal electromyography is an in-office test that provides diagnostic information about the neuromuscular function of the vocal cords.

  • Laryngotracheal Reconstruction
    Laryngotracheal reconstruction is a type of surgery for patients with a narrowed airway. Reconstruction is done with a graft of the patient's own tissue.

  • Microlaryngoscopy
    This is used in the diagnosis and removal of various lesions of the vocal folds to restore a normal voice.

  • Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
    This safe and effective treatment involves a device that provides stimulation to the muscles of your throat with custom-designed electrodes to rehabilitate your swallowing function.

  • Singing Voice Analysis
    Specialized singing voice experts can assess the singing voice and customize a vocal regimen that assists in the re-training of both the singing and speaking voice.

  • Strobovideolaryngoscopy
    This sophisticated technology allows for early detection of small masses, vocal scarring and other abnormalities, as well as determining how vocal cord lesions affect the voice and vocal dynamics.

  • Swallowing Therapy
    We can improve your swallowing by strengthening specific muscles in your body - such as the lips, tongue, back of throat, voice box and even breathing and coughing - so that your swallowing can be as strong and safe as possible.

  • Tracheal Resection
    Tracheal resection is surgery for patients with a narrowed airway. The narrowed affected area of the windpipe is removed.

  • Transnasal Esophagoscopy
    Transnasal esophagoscopy is an in-office endoscopic evaluation of the esophagus without sedation.

  • Videofluoroscopic Swallowing Evaluation
    This is an evaluation that can be done during the endoscopic swallowing evaluation of your throat during an office exam.

  • Vocal Fold Medialization
    Vocal fold medialization restores voice for patients suffering vocal fold weakness or paralysis. Options for vocal fold medialization include injection and thyroplasty.

  • Voice Therapy
    Voice therapy strives to relieve vocal symptoms through physical (vocal) exercises in an attempt to restore function and quality to the voice.