Vero ENT Associates

Hoarse Voice

Suffer From a Hoarse Voice?
Vero Ear, Nose and Throat Associates can Help With Hoarse Voice, Weak Voice, Chronic Sore Throat, Acid Reflux, Cough, Swallowing Problems

Microlaryngoscopy with Phonosurgery

A microscope is used to evaluate and operate on the vocal cords using magnification and special instrumentation. This technique is used to remove or reduce polyps, nodules, or tumors on the vocal cords or larynx (voice box). Phoneatric instruments are utilized during this delicate surgical procedure for optimal results.

Vocal Fold Augmentation

This innovative procedure uses a durable injectable soft tissue filler (Radiesse Hydroxyappetite) to enhance and strengthen voice quality in patients with severe hoarseness or a weak voice secondary to aging effects, chronic illness or vocal cord paralysis. This material is equivalent to the mineral make-up of human bone and will replace lost tissue volume in the vocal folds, bringing the folds back into contact, providing long-lasting restoration of the voice. Click the link below for more information. 
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Laryngoscopy 

Used primarily as a diagnostic tool for the larynx (voice box) and throat, a laryngoscope, a tube with a camera on the end, allows the surgeon a clearer view of the affected area.  

Videostroboscopy

This is a state-of-the-art technology which allows for the identification of various vocal cord conditions and abnormalities. It provides magnified view of the throat and simulates slow-motion vibration of the vocal cords to further evaluate voice problems. From this information, a treatment plan can be implemented. This procedure is the gold-standard in laryngological diagnostic care.

Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)

This is a procedure used to assess how well you swallow. During this procedure, a speech pathologist passes a thin, flexible scope through your nose. The speech pathologist then views parts of your throat as you swallow. You may need this test if you have trouble swallowing (dysphagia). A FEES test can help your speech pathologist identify what parts of your throat might not be working well. The FEES test can also show if there are certain foods or liquids you need to avoid, or if certain positions can help you swallow more safely. The FEES test can also show if you if food is going down the wrong way (aspiration). A swallowing treatment plan can be determined with this information.