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.

  • Bravo pH Probe
    To evaluate reflux symptoms, this probe test can be performed to record the pH or acid content within your esophagus for 48 hours.

  • CT Scan
    A series of X-rays that can be used to visualize nearly all parts of the body in 3-D is known as a CT scan.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
    Our specialists often use advanced MRI technology to obtain visual detail of organs and tissues to help detect many conditions.

  • 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.

  • 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.