The Vanderbilt Voice Center

Whether you’re an internationally famous country music star or a kindergarten teacher, our team of specialists at the Vanderbilt Voice Center offers the best possible care for your voice. Our team of laryngologists, voice-specific speech-language pathologists and singing-voice specialists work with you to develop a personalized care plan to meet your unique needs.

And while the Voice Center offers comprehensive voice care, including consultation and vocal training, it’s more than just a place for people seeking care for their voices. The Voice Center also diagnoses and treats a variety of complex swallowing and airway disorders, providing you with an extensive array of treatment options.

Voice Center: Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • Highly skilled, experienced team. Our program is one of the oldest and most prestigious training programs for laryngologists in the nation. All of the Voice Center’s laryngologists have completed fellowships and have extensive specialized training in treating voice, swallowing and airway disorders.
  • Collaborative, convenient care.  At Vanderbilt Voice Center, you have access to all of the voice specialists you may need in one location. Our dedicated team of laryngologists, speech-language pathologists and singing-voice specialists offer the full spectrum of care at one location for your convenience.
  • Innovative technology and treatments. Our advanced technology allows us to offer the latest diagnostic and treatment procedures available. We provide video imaging and stroboscopy of the larynx with real-time video storage, as well as numerous other in-office procedures. And while they’re not high-tech, the grand pianos and guitars in our treatment suites are first-rate for singers experiencing voice problems, too.
  • Spasmodic dysphonia expertise. Our Voice Center is home to one of the busiest spasmodic dysphonia practices in the country. We regularly work with people experiencing uncontrollable spasms of their voice box muscles as a result of this neurological condition, making us uniquely qualified to care for you.
  • Complex Airway Reconstruction Program. In 2018, our team performed more than 450 adult and pediatric procedures to treat laryngeal (voice box) and tracheal (windpipe) conditions. As one of the busiest complex airway reconstruction programs in the nation, our high volume of procedures translates into expert care for you.
  • Advancing research. As part of an academic medical center, our team is continually exploring new and innovative approaches for voice care. Our research focuses on investigating vocal cord injuries from inefficient voice behaviors and new treatment options for vocal cord paralysis using electrical stimulation.
  • Expert second opinions. Our team offers second opinions to help you make educated and confident decisions about your care. We take your medical history, diagnostic tests, treatments and personal preferences into account to provide you with an informed opinion.

Conditions We Treat

  • Voice problems
  • Vocal fold nodules, polyps and other benign lesions
  • Early stage laryngeal cancer
  • Vocal fold paralysis
  • Spasmodic dysphonia
  • Laryngeal stenosis
  • Tracheal stenosis
  • Zenker’s diverticulum
  • Vocal cord dysfunction
  • Chronic cough
  • Muscle tension dysphonia
  • Other causes of dysphagia

Test, Treatments and Services We Offer

  • Botox® injections
  • Computerized voice analysis
  • Laryngeal electromyography
  • Laser procedures
  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT)
  • Nasopharyngoscopy (or nasoendoscopy)
  • Videostroboscopy
  • Vocal speech therapy
  • Voice fold injection laryngoplasty

Locations

Vanderbilt Voice Center
Medical Center East, South Tower
1215 21st Ave. S., Seventh floor
Nashville, TN 37232

Voice Center Care Team

Laryngologists

For Referring Physicians

To refer a patient to the Vanderbilt Voice Center, call (615) 343-7464.

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Spasmodic Dysphonia Video