There are a number of vocal disorders, and some can be easier to diagnose than others. SFENTA is able to diagnose and treat complicated vocal disorders, including conditions such as laryngitis, vocal cord paresis or paralysis, spasmodic dysphonia, and more.

Your Treatment with SFENTA

The treatment for a complicated vocal disorder will be tailored to the specific type of condition and your unique symptoms. These disorders are often the result of inflammation or growth within the vocal cords. Some patients also experience a paralyzation of the vocal cords that can stop them from vibrating, and affects one’s ability to speak. Before treatment, testing will be performed to diagnose the specific condition.

This may be performed using a laryngoscopy, a narrow tube that is interested through the throat. Testing may also include a stroboscopy, which is a device that uses light and a small camera to examine the vocal cords while in use. Both of these tools can help give providers a better view of the vocal cords. Your treatment may be a combination of therapies, including surgery to remove growths, medication, or speech therapy.

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Vocal Conditions Treated by SFENTA

  • Laryngitis 
  • Vocal paresis
  • Vocal paralysis 
  • Spasmodic dysphonia
  • Muscle tension dysphonia
  • Vocal polyps, nodules, lesions, and cysts

Our staff is also able to treat other complicated vocal disorders that are not listed here. Contact our office to schedule an appointment if you think you may have a vocal disorder.

Benefits of Treatment

Vocal disorders can often impact your ability to speak easily, or in your normal voice. This can make people feel shy or uncomfortable speaking in front of others. Vocal disorder treatment can help restore your voice, allowing you to speak more confidently. Vocal disorders may also cause pain, which a SFENTA provider can address.

Who is a Candidate?

If you’re experiencing any symptoms of a vocal disorder, you’re a candidate for evaluation. This includes vocal changes in tone, pitch, or volume, as well as any pain or difficulty when speaking. After your initial evaluation, providers will determine the proper course of treatment.

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About SFENTA

SFENTA is one of South Florida’s go-to destinations for comprehensive ENT care. Patients visiting our offices will find the latest treatment methods and a network of providers who specialize in all corners of ENT care. 

We’ve made it our goal to provide each patient with:

Patient-Centered Care

Our providers take the time to listen to your concerns, ensuring they fully understand your symptoms before offering treatment.

Continuity of Care

We work with patients of any age and background, providing continuous care as you continue to age.

A Network of Highly Trained Physicians

With a team of over 50 board-certified physicians, we ensure the best patient outcomes through collaborative care.

The Security of a Community Staple

With over 30 locations across South Florida, our staff is always available to help.

Vocal Disorder Evaluation and Treatments

SFENTA will connect you with an experienced vocal specialist to begin your evaluation and treatment. The first step will be testing to determine the condition or cause of your symptoms. Testing may include a laryngoscopy or a stroboscopy to allow the providers a better visual of your vocal cords. After testing, your provider will present you with the available treatment methods.

This may include surgery to remove growths, polyps, or nodules from the vocal cords. These growths can interfere with your ability to speak correctly. Some patients may benefit from medication, speech therapy, or a combination of treatments. If speech therapy is required, SFENTA can connect patients to one of our licensed speech-language pathologists.

FAQ

What are some of the earliest signs of a complicated vocal disorder?

Some of the most common signs are unexplained hoarseness, pain/discomfort while speaking, difficulty speaking, and changes in pitch or tone.

Does SFENTA accept insurance?

Yes. We accept most forms of insurance and can provide detailed information when you contact our office.

How can I make an appointment with a vocal specialist?

You can contact our office, and our staff will connect you to a vocal disorder specialist.

With 37 convenient locations across the South Florida area, we’re never far away.

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