When something goes wrong with your ability to breathe, swallow or speak, you need help fast. Rush offers same-day appointments for urgent vocal issues.
Among the Best in the U.S.
U.S. News & World Report ranked RUSH University Medical Center’s otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery and gastroenterology programs among the best in the nation.
The Rush Approach to Voice, Airway and Swallowing Disorders
Rush's voice, airway and swallowing disorders services offer advanced diagnosis and treatment for a full range of voice, airway and swallowing disorders — from the common, such as laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), to the most complex and rare, such as laryngeal cleft.
We can perform many procedures in the office rather than the operating room: This helps keep you out of the hospital and allows for real-time assessment of issues that may be affecting your breathing, swallowing and/or voice.
Rush Excellence in Voice, Airway and Swallowing Disorders
- Dedicated focus and expertise: Our laryngologist works collaboratively with a variety of other specialists at Rush to bring you the comprehensive care you need to address these key functions of communication. She sees patients of all ages and welcomes those seeking a second opinion after either an initial diagnosis or unsuccessful prior treatment.
- Specialized care for the professional voice: Part of the voice, airway and swallowing disorders program, the professional voice program at Rush offers comprehensive, world-class care for singers, actors, teachers, members of the clergy, politicians, public speakers, presenters and others whose careers depend on their voices. This includes same-day appointments for urgent vocal issues.
- Coordinated care for co-existing airway conditions: If you are suffering from a combination of symptoms, you may benefit from the one-stop approach at the Rush Sinus, Allergy and Asthma Center. The center, the first of its kind in the Chicago area, brings together various specialists to care for people who have co-existing sinusitis, allergies, asthma and/or sleep apnea.