• Voice and swallow clinic 

    The UK Voice and Swallow Clinic provides diagnostic testing, patient care planning and therapy for a range of disorders across the age spectrum. Our multidisciplinary team includes speech-language pathologists, otolaryngologists, plastic surgeons and other medical professionals with specializations in care related to disorders of voice, resonance, breathing, swallowing and head and neck cancer. The clinic is the largest and most comprehensive of its kind in the state of Kentucky. We are proud to serve the citizens of the Bluegrass and beyond with quality comprehensive clinical care. Read a patient success story >

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  • What problems does the voice and swallow clinic treat?

    The UK Voice and Swallow Clinic provides comprehensive and state-of-the-art services for pediatrics through geriatrics.

    The conditions treated include:

    • Hoarseness or dysphonia.
    • Vocal fold nodules, cysts or polyps.
    • Vocal fold paralysis.
    • Hoarseness after treatment for larynx cancer.
    • Therapy to reduce the impact of spasmodic dysphonia.
    • Muscle tension dysphonia.
    • Shortness of breath/paradoxical vocal fold motion/vocal cord dysfunction.
    • Resonance disorders (issues with nasality).
    • Chronic cough and/or chronic throat clearing.
    • Speech changes from neurogenic disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis or cystic fibrosis using Lee Silverman Voice Treatment.
    • Alaryngeal voice restoration after laryngectomy including TEP speech, electrolarynx use and esophageal speech.
    • Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing).
    • Voice, swallow and speech changes after treatment for head and neck cancer.
    • Trismus therapy.

  • State-of-the-Art Procedures

    The Voice and Swallow Clinic is equipped with leading-edge technology for the assessment and treatment of voice and airway disorders.

    Procedures used include:

    •    Comprehensive voice and swallow assessment.
    •    High definition laryngeal videostroboscopy.
    •    High-speed digital laryngeal endoscopy.
    •    Distal chip examination of vocal folds and airway.
    •    Acoustic and aerodynamic assessment of laryngeal function.
    •    Nasendoscopy for assessment of velopharyngeal port function.
    •    Nasometry.
    •    Flexible endoscopic examination of swallowing (FEES).
    •    Modified barium swallow study/videofluorographic swallow assessment.
    •    Assessment and fit of tracheoesophageal voice prosthesis.

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    This is a clinic of the University of Kentucky Hospital, also known as UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital.  Read more 

    Patient appointments

    Request an appointment online or call 859-257-0143  


    Clinic location

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    B301, Third Floor, Wing C 
    740 S. Limestone 
    Lexington KY 40536-0284