VOICE, LARYNX & SWALLOWING
What Is Voice?
“Voice” is the sound made by vibration of the vocal cords in the voice box (larynx). Air from the lungs is pushed out through the larynx, at the same time as nerves controlling the vocal cords bring them closer together. Once the vocal cords are nearly touching, they start to vibrate and this is what makes our voice.
Who gets voice problems and why?
Diagnosing Voice Problems
Dr John McGuinness believes that two heads are better than one when it comes to diagnosing and treating voice problems. That’s why we offer joint consultation with a qualified speech and language therapist for all our patients with voice problems.
How are Voice Problems Treated?
Many voice problems can be cured without surgery. Problems such as nodules and occupational voice issues can respond really well to a course of speech therapy. This can be organised with our own expert speech therapist.
Dr McGuinness has pioneered the “in office” treatment of vocal cord problems. These pain free treatments can be used to treat many voice problems that would normally require a general anaesthetic.
For all other problems requiring surgery Dr McGuinness uses the latest, most modern microsurgical techniques to provide the best outcomes for your voice problems. He is a recognised expert in the use of lasers to treat and remove laryngeal lesions with minimal scarring. Most of these procedures can be performed under sedation or as a day case, meaning you can return to normal activities as speedily as possible.
Why Choose Dr John McGuinness if I have a Voice Disorder?
Dr McGuinness has established a groundbreaking multidisciplinary Voice and Airway Team. We are now lucky enough to be able to offer the same expert service in a private practice setting. We know how important communication is in all aspects of our lives. We believe that expert multidisciplinary diagnosis and treatment using the most up to date techniques available in Australia, guarantee the best outcomes for your voice problem. Your voice is an important asset, don’t lose it!