At the UPMC Adult Airway Clinic, we diagnose and treat adults with complex upper airway stenosis.
Common treatments include:
We can also perform awake bronchoscopy in the office to provide dynamic upper airway evaluation.
Voice Center doctors use botulinum toxin injections to treat:
We give these shots in the office and results last about three months.
For people with glottal incompetence (when the vocal folds do not come together completely), short- and long-term injections can help improve symptoms.
At the UPMC Voice Center, we can perform this while you're asleep under general anesthesia or awake under local anesthesia.
People who have awake vocal fold injections may drive themselves to and from the office for convenience.
Doctors at the UPMC Voice Center offer an array of laser treatments — including KTP and CO2 laser — to address certain laryngeal disorders, such as:
We traditionally perform laryngeal laser procedures in the operating room. But for certain patients, we can treat them safely and successfully in the office.
To make an appointment or learn more about any of our services, contact the UPMC Voice Center at 412-232-SING (7464).
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