Division of Laryngology

The Division of Laryngology and Professional Voice at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School provides comprehensive, patient-centered voice and swallowing care. Our team of board certified, fellowship-trained physicians and speech-language pathologists evaluate and treat a broad range of voice, swallowing, airway, and coughing disorders. We work with a wide range of voice professionals including teachers, speakers, and performers and offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment modalities. We understand the importance of the human voice as a communication tool and work closely with patients to best meet their needs.  Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital offers access to specialists across disciplines including gastroenterology, neurology, pulmonology, and rheumatology when multidisciplinary care is needed. We also provide gender-affirming voice services in conjunction with our speech-language pathology team and the PROUD Gender Center of New Jersey.

Conditions Treated:

Voice disorders including breathiness, fatigue, hoarseness, strain, pain with voice use, pitch problems, tremor, and vocal breaks.

Swallowing disorders including globus (sensation of something stuck in the throat), gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), and difficulty swallowing.

We offer evaluation, diagnosis, and both medical and surgical treatment of a wide range of benign and malignant pathologies including:

  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Laryngeal dysplasia
  • Laryngeal papillomatosis
  • Laryngeal stenosis
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoceles and saccular cysts
  • Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR)
  • Leukoplakia
  • Muscle tension dysphonia
  • Spasmodic dysphonia
  • Subglottic stenosis
  • Tracheotomy management
  • Vocal cord paralysis
  • Vocal cord polyps, cysts, and nodules
  • Zenker’s diverticulum

Procedures include:

  • Botulinum toxin (Botox) injections for spasmodic dysphonia
  • Laryngeal framework surgery including medialization laryngoplasty
  • Operating room and office-based laser treatment
  • Phonomicrosurgery