Throat and Voice Care
Voice or swallowing difficulties can interfere with speaking, eating and drinking, and can greatly affect your ability to function. The symptoms can also be an indication of underlying disease, so ENT doctors consult with specialists in gastroenterology, internal medicine, neurology and other disciplines to provide multidisciplinary care. Bartow Regional Medical Center provides a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for voice and swallowing disorders, including advanced care for singers, actors and others who rely on their voice for their livelihood.
Ear, nose and throat doctors utilize advanced imaging technology and voice-specific assessments to diagnose problems and develop an effective treatment plan. They also work closely with speech therapists, psychologists and other clinicians to address the behavioral and emotional aspects of these conditions.
Our multidisciplinary team provides patient-centered care for disorders such as:
- Chronic cough and throat pain
- Hoarseness, laryngitis, or conditions that affect the vocal folds or cords
- Laryngopharyngeal and gastroesophageal reflux
- Sleep-related disorders, such as chronic snoring and sleep apnea
- Swallowing difficulties (dysphagia)
- Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
- Tonsil and adenoid infections
Bartow Regional Medical Center offers a range of treatment options, including the latest surgical techniques, medications and other therapeutic services, including voice and speech therapy delivered by speech pathologists. Speech or voice therapy can help facilitate healing after treatment, and can be used as a primary treatment for correcting some speech-related disorders.