Throat & Voice Disorders and Treatments
The Ear, Nose, & Throat specialists at Dallas ENT Head & Neck Surgery Center are fully trained in diagnosing and treating conditions of the throat and voice. This includes tonsil and adenoid infections, airway problems, hoarseness, swallowing disorders, and vocal cord surgery.
Throat and Voice Therapy
Initial evaluation includes a thorough history of the disorder, including time of onset, duration, associated factors, recent medications and treatments, and a complete review of other health problems. Dr. Rajiv Pandit will perform a comprehensive examination to assess the nose, mouth, and sinuses, including visualization of the larynx and vocal cords. This also may include a Stroboscopy where there is visualization of the vocal cords by using a very small, lighted flexible tube (fiberoptic scope) that is passed through the nose.
Therapy is directed toward the cause of the disorder and may involve medical treatment of sinus disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), voice therapy, lifestyle modification, and possibly surgery. Click here for more information on GERD.
Roger Daltrey, lead singer for The Who, needed help for his declining voice…and fast. With sold-out concerts and a fan base that spanned across generations, he had a lot of people counting on him for a stellar performance almost nightly, and he could not disappoint. “I was on a solo tour, doing five to six shows a week, and by the third show, I noticed I would be getting hoarse,” the singer confessed. After seeking initial help for dysplasia - abnormal, precancerous cells present in his vocal cords, Daltrey still found his voice struggling to produce the great sound it once did. The solution came from an unexpected source: a fan who just happened to be at one of his concerts, listening to his voice struggle firsthand: Dr. Rajiv Pandit. Learn how Dr. Pandit’s experience, expertise, and quick thinking was able to save this rocker’s voice and provide him with simple solutions to keep him performing well and taking care of his vocal health daily.
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