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It is estimated that 10% of Americans can experience voice problems at any given moment.


It is estimated that 25% of the population engages in work that is vocally demanding.

Voice DIsordersVocal hoarseness or a raspy voice can be the result of benign conditions including overuse, acid reflux, post nasal drip, vocal cord polyps or nodules, and neurological disorders such as Spasmodic Dysphonia. Alternatively, more serious problems like cancer can cause vocal hoarseness. Vocal hoarseness lasting longer than 2 weeks should be evaluated by our physicians.

We help not only voice professionals, but patients from all walks of life who come to us with symptoms of hoarseness. Whether voice problems arise from the stresses of performing or overuse, allergies, sinus disorders, or a medical situation, we are a complete resource for diagnosis and treatment.

After a thorough physical exam by a board-certified otolaryngologist or physician assistant, we prepare a comprehensive profile for each patient. We also use advanced techniques, such as videostroboscopy, to view the vocal folds while a patient is speaking or singing. Examining the action of the vocal folds in slow motion allows us to find otherwise undetectable problems and provide immediate feedback that can help a patient modify detrimental behaviors.

Patients with lesions of the larynx often require surgical treatment. These procedures, using laser equipment where appropriate, can be performed on an outpatient basis with minimal disruption to a patient’s lifestyle.

Our office also provides therapeutic vocal cord injections needed for patients with vocal cord paralysis and Botox injections for Spasmodic Dysphonia.

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The Head+Neck Center
John U. Coniglio, MD, LLC

1065 Senator Keating Blvd., Suite 240
Rochester, New York 14618
585-256-3554 fax


The Head & Neck Center is proudly part of
Rochester Regional Health.


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