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Laryngology, Voice and Swallowing Disorder

The Laryngology Division at Saint Barnabas Medical Center allows for complete assessment and treatment of a wide range of airway, swallowing, and voice disorders. Dr. Rachel Kaye is a board certified otolaryngologist specializing in laryngology. Her main interest is the diagnosis and treatment of throat disorders. Inpatient speech and swallow therapists are available for consultation and we offer advanced training in laryngology with particular focus on in office procedures, care of the performer’s voice, neurolaryngology, laryngeal phonosurgery (microscopic), and laryngeal framework surgery. We offer multidisciplinary care for upper aerodigestive disorders for both adults and children, working closely with the thoracic surgery, gastrointestinal, and pulmonology departments to provide comprehensive care. We utilize a variety of techniques in managing airway and swallowing disorders, including lasers, stents, minimally-invasive (endoscopic) and open techniques, in-office bronchoscopy, and flexible esophagoscopy.

Conditions we treat:

Voice:

  • Vocal Fold Paralysis
  • Vocal Fold Cancer
  • Vocal Fold Cyst
  • Vocal Fold Granuloma
  • Vocal Fold Leukoplakia
  • Vocal Fold Hemorrhage
  • Vocal Fold Polyp
  • Laryngitis (acute/chronic, reflux, and allergic)
  • Chronic Cough
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
  • Voice Restoration (following radiation, trauma, cancer surgery)
  • Laryngeal Dystonia
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Professional Voice User
  • Gender Dysphoria Voice Disorders

Airway:

  • Laryngeal Stenosis
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Tracheomalacia
  • Tracheostomy Dependence
  • Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis
  • Tracheal Tumors

Swallowing:

  • Cricopharyngeal Bar
  • Zenker’s Diverticulum
  • Laryngeal Cleft
  • Aspiration

Services we offer:

Dr. Kaye provides the following INPATIENT services at Saint Barnabas Medical Center:

  • Microsurgery
  • Phonosurgery
  • Laryngoplasty/Thyroplasty
  • Gender Affirming Voice Surgery
  • Tracheal-Esophageal Puncture
  • Airway Reconstruction (endoscopic and open)
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Zenker’s Diverticulectomy
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Cricopharyngeal Myotomy

Dr. Kaye provides the following IN-OFFICE services at 90 Bergen Street, Newark, NJ:

  • Videostroboscopy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Botulinum Toxin Injection
  • Laryngeal Biopsy
  • Injections to Treat Vocal Fold Paralysis
  • Injections to Treat Vocal Fold Scar

Meet Our Laryngology, Voice and Swallowing Disorder Team