UT Health Physicians

The UT Voice Center

ENT - Head and Neck Surgery (Otolaryngology)

Related to: Voice therapy, swallow therapy, speech therapy, vocal cord treatment, spastic dystonia, singer’s throat, vocal cord nodules, chord polyps, hoarseness treatment, airway surgery, chronic cough treatment, vocal spasm treatment

Doctor examining patient's neck


The UT Health San Antonio's Voice Center has been helping patients with voice and airway disorders for more than 20 years. Our physicians are the experts voice professionals rely on to protect, repair and strengthen their vocal instruments.

The UT Health San Antonio Voice Center is staffed by fellowship-trained laryngologists and helps patients from all over the nation with voice and airway disorders. The UT Voice Center is known as a center of expertise for many popular national recording artists, news anchors, and other public speakers. Our patients benefit from a multidisciplinary approach for voice therapy care. Every patient will receive evaluation and treatment by an ENT specialist (otolaryngologist) and a speech pathologist with expertise in the vocal chords and issues that concern singers and public speakers.

This comprehensive approach enables our voice team to treat the full scope of the voice problem. Our ENT specialists will diagnose the primary concerns, such as vocal fold nodules, polyps, paralysis, and paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder. Then, the speech pathologist will carry out the therapy plan for addressing symptoms, such as increasing vocal control and improving vocal quality; decreasing pain, tightness or strain associated with speaking; reducing unexpected throat spasms and chronic coughing. After the therapy plan is complete, post-surgery care with vocal rest and post-treatment advice for Botox injections are provided to patients so that they can continue voice care at home. 

For any voice, swallowing or throat problem, our renowned team of board-certified otolaryngologists is the preferred choice for care. Our physicians are extensively trained and they regularly conduct focused research on diseases and disorders of the voice, swallowing, and throat.

Our multidisciplinary team creates treatment plans that are individualized for each patient. Treatments could include medicine, injection therapy, laser therapies or minimally invasive surgery options.

Some of the services offered by the UT Health San Antonio Voice Center include:

  • Comprehensive voice evaluation
  • Acoustic and aerodynamic analysis of the voice
  • Videostroboscopy
  • Laryngeal Electromyography (EMG)
  • Botox injections for the treatment of spasmodic dysphonia
  • Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (F.E.E.S.)
  • Evaluation of the upper airway under local anesthesia (tracheobronchoscopy)
  • KTP laser treatment of vocal cord growths under local anesthesia

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