The combined experience of our laryngitis and sore throat doctors in PA, plus our state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, make our center the best place to bring you concerns about disorders affecting the voice. Dr. Goldberg and our doctors can run tests for swallowing issues, as well. Disturbances in the voice or swallowing can cause serious disruptions to everyday life, and it is our goal to connect you with the most compassionate and effective care for your needs. Everyone involved in your treatment shares the goal of providing you with expert, individualized care. We are proud to help those in Bucks and Montgomery Counties, including the following locations:
Our laryngitis and sore throat doctors in PA specialize in treating and providing:
Difficulty swallowing affects people of all ages and can cause major life disruption. Along with problems when swallowing, you may notice drooling, chest or throat discomfort, a lump-in-the-throat sensation, and coughing or choking on bits of food or saliva. If you’re experiencing these symptoms in Doylestown, Fort Washington, or any other nearby communities, our laryngitis and sore throat doctors in PA can provide an examination to get the full picture of the culprit.
Seeing an otolaryngologist who can run doctor tests for swallowing problems can determine the cause of your dysphagia and the best course of action for treating it. In some cases, this may require a transnasal esophagoscopy (TNE), a quick in-office procedure that allows us to view your throat and esophagus.
If your dysphagia or other symptoms require TNE, know that our doctors can make this process as quick as possible for any patient in Lansdale, Abington, and beyond. It is a safe and affordable method of checking your esophagus via endoscope for any severe ailments that we may not be able to find with other diagnostic techniques. Thanks to TNE, Dr. Goldberg and his team of pathologists and doctors in Pennsylvania can take every measure possible to ensure your health.
A severe cough and hoarseness lasting more than two weeks are both concerns warranting a visit to a primary or pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist in PA. Underlying causes of these symptoms can include laryngitis, GERD, allergies, polyps, and other issues, so it’s important to undergo an examination from professional laryngitis and sore throat doctors in PA. Our otolaryngologists can perform the necessary evaluations and assessments to determine the cause of your discomfort and put you on the path to healing.
Laryngopharyngeal reflux typically results from the effects of reflux on the glottis and vocal cords. Patients may present with a multitude of symptoms ranging from the more common symptoms like hoarseness, globus sensation, and chronic throat clearing to the less common symptoms like heartburn and regurgitation. In contrast to patients with esophageal motor dysfunction, patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux typically have upright, or daytime, reflux. In contrast to patients with gastroesophageal reflux, which is associated with the lower esophageal sphincter, patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux typically have pathologic changes of the upper esophageal sphincter. This activity describes the pathophysiology, evaluation, and management of laryngopharyngeal reflux and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in the care of affected patients.
It’s estimated that 60% of the adult population will experience acid reflux symptoms this year, so it’s no surprise that so many of our Bucks County and Montgomery County patients are concerned about GERD and other esophageal conditions. Sleeping can be an especially difficult area for patients with acid reflux, as being in a supine position can result in regurgitation of stomach contents and discomfort in the throat.
Our doctors can run tests for swallowing issues and evaluate your symptoms, determining the best course of action to treat your acid reflux. We offer a first-of-its-kind technology called RefluxBand, a non-surgical device designed to stop reflux from reentering the esophagus. The device is worn externally during sleep and can usually be prescribed and fitted during a single appointment. You can reach out to our laryngitis and sore throat doctors in PA to learn more about this technology and find out if it’s right for you.
Some of the symptoms of acid reflux include constant coughing, a hoarse voice, post-nasal drip, and other symptoms you may not typically associate with this condition. Such underlying conditions are why we recommend turning to our doctors for swallowing tests, which can determine if RefluxBand is right for you. Since these symptoms happen most often during sleep, you wear this band at night to help your upper esophageal sphincter (UES) stay under control. Watch the following video to learn more about RefluxBand:
Contact Dr. Goldberg and our team of doctors today to find out how we can treat your voice, swallowing, and cough-related ailments! We are also among the top snoring treatment specialists in Pennsylvania, so find out how we can help with other symptoms as well!