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.

Conditions We Treat

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    Voice problems
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    Vocal fold nodules
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    Vocal fold polyps
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    Vocal fold benign lesions
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    Early stage laryngeal cancer
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    Vocal fold paralysis
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    Spasmodic dysphonia
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    Laryngeal stenosis

Meet Your Care Team

Kenneth C. Fletcher
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Kenneth C. FletcherMD

    ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology Surgery, Voice Disorders
Gaelyn Garrett
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Gaelyn GarrettMMHC, MD

    Airway Reconstruction, Breathing Disorders, ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology Surgery, Swallow Disorders, Voice Disorders
Alexander Gelbard
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Alexander GelbardMD

    Airway Reconstruction, Breathing Disorders, ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology Surgery, Voice Disorders
Kimberly N. Vinson
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Kimberly N. VinsonMD

    ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Laryngology, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology Surgery, Voice Disorders
Rachel Sims

Rachel SimsCCC-SLP

    Hearing and Speech, Speech Language Pathology
Amy S. Zeller

Amy S. ZellerCCC-SLP, MS

    Hearing and Speech, Pediatric Speech Language Pathology

Why Choose Voice Center at Vanderbilt

  • Skilled clinicians

    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.

  • One convenient location

    Our specialists offer all medical and support services in one place. With comprehensive care from imaging to treatment to recovery support in one location, you can focus on improving your health.

  • Latest technology

    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.

  • Comprehensive care

    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.

  • Knowledge and experience

    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.

  • Advanced care

    As part of an academic medical center, we are leaders in caring for the most complex conditions. Our commitment to research means that you receive the most current, advanced treatment available.

  • Second opinions

    A second opinion can help you make the best decisions. We review your medical history, diagnostic tests, any previous treatments and your personal preferences to provide you with an informed opinion.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments, and services including:

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    Computerized voice analysis
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    Electromyography (EMG)
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    Nasopharyngoscopy (or nasoendoscopy)
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    Videostroboscopy
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    Lee Silverman voice treatment (LSVT)
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    Laser procedures
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    Speech therapy
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    Voice fold injection laryngoplasty

Location

1215 21st Ave. S., 7th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232