St. Thomas Voice Disorder Center
St. Thomas Voice Disorder Center is dedicated to the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and management of voice and laryngeal problems. We focus on disorders like laryngitis, the aging voice, the paralyzed or weakened larynx as well as laryngeal polyps, ulcers and cancers. < Read More
We now offer Radiesse® injections as a non-surgical approach to treating vocal fold insufficiency, a common voice-altering condition in which one or both vocal cords lack the physical capacity to vibrate properly. < Read More
pH Probe Monitoring for Acid Reflux
For patients with acid reflux, we offer monitoring using the Bravo pH Probe™ and the Restech DX-ph Probe™. These tests identify when, and for how long, stomach acid regurgitates into the esophagus or larynx. The tests are ambulatory in nature so the patient can conduct normal activities as the probe measures acid levels throughout the day. Essentially, the pH probe is attached to the lower portion of the esophagus or the back of the nose using a special tube. The probe is then removed after the test is completed.
H. pylori Testing
We are now performing H. pylori testing with the Exalenz Breath ID System. This exciting new non-invasive test analyzes for the bacteria, Helicobacter pylori. Results are instantaneous and much more accurate than blood or stool testing.