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Voice and Swallowing Disorders: Treatment

Highly specialized equipment and techniques

In recent years, knowledge about how the voice functions has grown rapidly. This has led to development of increasingly effective treatments for both common and rare conditions.

Physicians at The University of Kansas Hospital’s Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders are the region's only specialists performing laser surgery for voice box cancer. They are recognized throughout the region as pioneers in the research and development of highly specialized surgical equipment and techniques.

Because there are many causes of voice and swallowing disorders, treatment is extremely customized based on your individual needs. Some problems can be treated with rest and fluids. Your physician may also recommend:

  • Botox Injections to decrease muscle spasms
  • Comprehensive Management of the Professional Voice
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lifestyle Changes
  • Medication
  • Reconstruction of the Larynx
  • Surgery of the Laryngeal Framework
  • Surgery to Remove Lesions or Other Obstructions
  • Swallowing Surgery
  • Swallowing Therapy Including Vital Stim Therapy, which uses small electrical currents to stimulate the muscles responsible for swallowing
  • Vocal Fold Injection (Injections augment the vocal chords, decreasing the space between them.)
  • Voice Therapy