Jefferson University Hospitals

Diseases & Conditions

  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR)
    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 & Swallowing Disorders
    A group of conditions that are caused by disorders of the nerves and muscles.

  • Zenker's 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).