Is voice hoarseness related to voice straining or overuse, allergies, post nasal drip, sinusitis, or acid reflux?

06/03/2020

This gentleman in his 70s presented with a hoarse voice and was found to have an early stage vocal cord cancer which was excised by Dr. Patel using cutting edge laser technique, before it could invade into deeper structures. The vast majority of patients with hoarseness have inflammation related to things like voice straining or overuse, allergies, post nasal drip, sinusitis, or acid reflux (heartburn). However, if persistent or worsening, the vocal cords should be visualized using an in-office scope to rule out any growths or tumors. This is a quick and easy procedure that we can do in the office on your first visit. If you’re experiencing voice or swallowing problems, see Dr. Patel to determine what treatment is right for you!

👓In-office laryngoscopy, stroboscopy, swallowing study (FEES).

💊Medical therapies to treat acid reflux, allergies, swelling, or post nasal drip.

🎤 One-on-one Voice and swallowing therapy with a Speech Pathologist

💉 Injections of steroids, botox, or fillers to the vocal cords

🔪 Incision-less surgery to remove benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous) growths.

👨🏽‍⚕️Dr. Pratik Patel, specializes in Voice and Swallowing Disorders.

Schedule a visit with Coastal Ear, Nose and Throat today

👨🏽‍⚕️Dr. Pratik Patel, specializes in Voice and Swallowing Disorders.
📍Neptune and Mannahawkin locations
☎️ 732-280-7855
🏥 Coastal Surgery Center or Jersey Shore University Medical Center