Laryngology & Bronchoesophagology

The Division of Laryngology & Bronchoesophagology specializes in treating disorders affecting communication, breathing, and swallowing. We provide a wide variety of clinical and surgical services, frequently in collaboration with the Division of Speech-Language Pathology. Our physicians are specialized in managing the following problems:

  • Chronic hoarseness and chronic idiopathic cough
  • Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Vocal fold nodules and polyps
  • Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP)
  • Presbylarynx (vocal fold atrophy associated with aging)
  • Vocal fold paresis and paralysis
  • Laryngeal trauma
  • Spasmodic and muscle-tension dysphonia
  • Tracheal stenosis
  • Zencker’s diverticula
  • Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) and odynophagia (painful swallowing)
  • Globus pharyngeus (foreign body sensation in the throat) 

Oftentimes, our expert clinicians evaluate and treat Vocal Performance majors within the University of Kentucky School of Music. We are on-call and available to Voice majors at any time, and take pride in their trust prior to a performance. By providing multidisciplinary, individualized care, we hope to gain your confidence as one of our many satisfied patients.

To schedule an appointment with one of our physicians, please contact the Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic at 859-257-5405.