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Laryngology

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Templo

Comprehensive laryngology care of airway, swallowing and voice disorders

Laryngology is a specialty within ENT focusing on the care of the throat. The ability to speak, breathe and swallow are all fundamental to life, and our goal is to provide specialized care in a multidisciplinary clinic environment.

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Laryngology disorders

  • Airway Disorder Treatments
  • Voice Disorders
  • Dysphagia

Airway Disorder Treatments

Restrictions to the airway can be life-threatening

The ability to breathe is essential for living. Any restriction to breathing is distressing and can be life-threatening. Airway disorders commonly present with noisy breathing and shortness of breath with exertion. We offer a full range of surgical and medical treatments for airway disorders, including:

  • Posterior glottic stenosis
  • Subglottic and tracheal stenosis
  • Bilateral vocal fold paralysis
  • Tos crónica
  • Vocal fold dysfunction
  • Decannulation of tracheostomy

Voice Disorders

The ability to speak and be heard is fundamental to our human experience

Whether you are a professional voice user, singer, teacher or parent, a voice disorder can affect both your social and professional life in a profound way. We specialize in providing a combined clinic with our laryngologist and speech-language pathologist to evaluate and treat all disorders of the voice, including:

  • Vocal polyp, nodules, cysts
  • Laryngeal papilloma
  • Granulomas
  • Vocal fold atrophy
  • Vocal fold paralysis or weakness
  • Neurologic voice disorders
  • Spasmodic dysphonia
  • Acute and chronic laryngitis
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Vocal fold scarring
  • Muscle tension dysphonia

Dysphagia

Difficulty with swallowing

Swallowing disorders can significantly impact your quality of life and lead to aspiration pneumonia, inappropriate weight loss, cough while eating, increased time to finish a meal. Our laryngologist and speech-language pathologists work together to evaluate and treat disorders of swallowing. We offer a range of diagnostic and therapeutic options, including:

  • Modified barium swallow
  • Swallow therapy
  • Flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing
  • Endoscopic and open treatment of Zenker’s Diverticulum and Cricopharyngeal bar
  • Esophageal dilation

Treatments for airway disorders

Restrictions to the airway can be life-threatening

The ability to breathe is essential for living. Any restriction to breathing is distressing and can be life-threatening. Airway disorders commonly present with noisy breathing and shortness of breath with exertion. We offer a full range of surgical and medical treatments for airway disorders, including:

  • Posterior glottic stenosis
  • Subglottic and tracheal stenosis
  • Bilateral vocal fold paralysis
  • Tos crónica
  • Vocal fold dysfunction
  • Decannulation of tracheostomy

Voice disorders

The ability to speak and be heard is fundamental to our human experience

Whether you are a professional voice user, singer, teacher or parent, a voice disorder can affect both your social and professional life in a profound way. We specialize in providing a combined clinic with our laryngologist and speech-language pathologist to evaluate and treat all disorders of the voice, including:

  • Vocal polyp, nodules, cysts
  • Laryngeal papilloma
  • Granulomas
  • Vocal fold atrophy
  • Vocal fold paralysis or weakness
  • Neurologic voice disorders
  • Spasmodic dysphonia
  • Acute and chronic laryngitis
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Vocal fold scarring
  • Muscle tension dysphonia

Dysphagia is difficulty with swallowing

Swallowing disorders can significantly impact your quality of life and lead to aspiration pneumonia, inappropriate weight loss, cough while eating, increased time to finish a meal. Our laryngologist and speech-language pathologists work together to evaluate and treat disorders of swallowing. We offer a range of diagnostic and therapeutic options, including:

  • Modified barium swallow
  • Swallow therapy
  • Flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing
  • Endoscopic and open treatment of Zenker’s Diverticulum and Cricopharyngeal bar
  • Esophageal dilation

Office-based procedures

 

We offer a host of office-based procedures for laryngeal disorders, including:

  • Laryngeal Botox injections
  • Videostroboscopy
  • Injection augmentation for vocal fold paralysis
  • Laser treatment of laryngeal lesions
  • Superior laryngeal nerve blocks for cough
  • Tracheobronchoscopy
  • Steroid injections for subglottic stenosis

Meet our providers

Randall Holdgraf, MD
Laryngologist

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Speech Language Pathologist

NAME, RN
Tracheostomy Nurse

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