The Voice and Dysphagia Centre at VPS Lakeshore Hospital is a dedicated centre that provides comprehensive care for children and adults with voice disorders. The voice disorders could be uncomplicated or could be as serious as voice box cancer, so a person experiencing trouble should be evaluated promptly by specialists.
The highly experienced professionals at the department cater to the personal requirements of the patients by conducting thorough evaluations. The laryngologists and speech pathologists at the department perform focused physical exam and specialized tests for accurate diagnosis and to determine the nature and extent of the problem and thereby formulate specified treatment plans for each patient. The disorders related to voice box and other speech organs are treated with precise care at the centre.
The disorders that are in early stage are managed through behavioural therapy sessions and surgical interventions are employed only if the disorder demands it. Voice disorders related to serious issues like vocal cord cancer are treated by head and neck cancer surgeons using endoscopic carbondioxide laser surgery or open surgery, when required.
Dysphagia means difficulty in swallowing. Swallowing disorders can be due to various problems related to nervous system, throat, voice box or food pipe. Patients with swallowing problems are assessed and treated at the centre. Swallowing problems which require intervention are treated as per the anatomical area of involvement by various specialists.
The centre is a multi discplinary one that work in collaboration with the other departments like Neurology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Pulmonology, and Clinical Psychology/Psychiatry.
DEPARTMENT OF SPEECH, SWALLOWING, AND HEARING
MBBS, DLO, MS (ENT), Diplomate of National Board (ENT)
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