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IU Health Voice Center

For the safety of our patients, some outpatient appointments may be rescheduled so that our care teams can be available for patients who have immediate needs.

If you have an appointment that needs to be rescheduled, an IU Health care team member will contact you with more information. For those appointments that cannot be postponed, options will include virtual visits through IU Health Virtual Visits, visits by phone, as well as in-person visits. If we do not contact you to reschedule, please plan on arriving for your appointment at your scheduled time.

If you do not have an appointment within the next 3 days, we kindly ask that you wait to call your provider’s office until closer to your appointment.

If you’re struggling with a voice, breathing or swallowing disorder—or if you’ve been diagnosed with one of these conditions—you need specialized, patient-centered care.

IU Health offers the most experienced team of laryngologists in the state.

The IU Health Voice Center is the only center in Indiana dedicated solely to the care of the voice, swallowing and breathing disorders. Our main location is in Carmel, and we also offer all the services and treatment options at the IU Health Neuroscience Center in Indianapolis.

Our team features board certified, fellowship-trained laryngologists (experts in injuries and illnesses of the larynx). They are sub-specialists within the field of head and neck surgery. They focus on the expert evaluation of throat and neck disorders. Our physicians are active in clinical research, developing better treatments for patients.

Our team also includes speech language pathologists. These speech-language pathologists are trained in the latest therapy techniques. They help people with vocal cord paralysis, as well as conditions that impact breathing and swallowing.

About IU Health Voice Center

The IU Health Voice Center is the only center in Indiana dedicated solely to the care of the voice, swallowing and breathing disorders. Our main location is in Carmel, and we also offer all the services and treatment options at the IU Health Neuroscience Center in Indianapolis.

Our team features board certified, fellowship-trained laryngologists (experts in injuries and illnesses of the larynx). They are sub-specialists within the field of head and neck surgery. They focus on the expert evaluation of throat and neck disorders. Our physicians are active in clinical research, developing better treatments for patients.

Our team also includes speech language pathologists. These speech-language pathologists are trained in the latest therapy techniques. They help people with vocal cord paralysis, as well as conditions that impact breathing and swallowing.

At IU Health Voice Center in Carmel, we provide full treatment options for you. Our services include care for the following:

Voice Problems & Disorders

Voice disorders cause a variety of symptoms from hoarseness and vocal weakness to difficulty engaging in your personal and professional life.

We treat a variety of voice disorders, including:

  • Vocal cord paralysis
  • Papilloma
  • Laryngeal dysplasia
  • Benign vocal cord lesions
  • Spasmodic dysphonia

Breathing Problems & Disorders

Our experts specialize in the evaluation and treatment of a number of breathing disorders and conditions. These include:

  • Stenosis
  • Bilateral vocal cord paralysis
  • Papilloma

Swallowing Problems & Disorders

Difficulty with swallowing is a complex issue that requires collaboration among multiple specialists and trained therapists. We treat many swallowing conditions, including:

  • Zenker’s diverticula
  • Cricopharyngeal dysfunction
  • Upper esophageal narrowing

Our Services

At IU Health Voice Center in Carmel, we provide full treatment options for you. Our services include care for the following:

Voice Problems & Disorders

Voice disorders cause a variety of symptoms from hoarseness and vocal weakness to difficulty engaging in your personal and professional life.

We treat a variety of voice disorders, including:

  • Vocal cord paralysis
  • Papilloma
  • Laryngeal dysplasia
  • Benign vocal cord lesions
  • Spasmodic dysphonia

Breathing Problems & Disorders

Our experts specialize in the evaluation and treatment of a number of breathing disorders and conditions. These include:

  • Stenosis
  • Bilateral vocal cord paralysis
  • Papilloma

Swallowing Problems & Disorders

Difficulty with swallowing is a complex issue that requires collaboration among multiple specialists and trained therapists. We treat many swallowing conditions, including:

  • Zenker’s diverticula
  • Cricopharyngeal dysfunction
  • Upper esophageal narrowing

At the IU Health Voice Center, we use the latest technology, treatments and therapies. We’ll develop a care plan designed for your needs.

We take the time to earn your trust by fully explaining your condition. We’ll then discuss treatment options and ways we can help address the issue.

Diagnosis & Evaluation

The disorders we treat often need more than what can be seen in a basic physical exam. To diagnose your condition, first we’ll listen as you describe your symptoms. Then, we’ll perform a complete head and neck exam. This allows us to hear, see and feel what may be causing your problem.

We also use the latest endoscopic tools and techniques to evaluate throat and neck disorders. With specialized expertise and training, our laryngologists are able to provide accurate diagnoses.

Treatment

Many patients with throat and neck conditions can be treated with lifestyle changes and therapy. When surgery is required, our experts perform minimally invasive, office-based surgery and traditional surgery.

Therapy

Our laryngologists work with speech language pathologists to provide you the specific therapy services you need. Our speech language pathologists provide the latest in therapy to optimize your specific voice, breathing or swallowing condition.

Our Approach to Care

At the IU Health Voice Center, we use the latest technology, treatments and therapies. We’ll develop a care plan designed for your needs.

We take the time to earn your trust by fully explaining your condition. We’ll then discuss treatment options and ways we can help address the issue.

Diagnosis & Evaluation

The disorders we treat often need more than what can be seen in a basic physical exam. To diagnose your condition, first we’ll listen as you describe your symptoms. Then, we’ll perform a complete head and neck exam. This allows us to hear, see and feel what may be causing your problem.

We also use the latest endoscopic tools and techniques to evaluate throat and neck disorders. With specialized expertise and training, our laryngologists are able to provide accurate diagnoses.

Treatment

Many patients with throat and neck conditions can be treated with lifestyle changes and therapy. When surgery is required, our experts perform minimally invasive, office-based surgery and traditional surgery.

Therapy

Our laryngologists work with speech language pathologists to provide you the specific therapy services you need. Our speech language pathologists provide the latest in therapy to optimize your specific voice, breathing or swallowing condition.

The IU Health Voice Center is a leader in evaluating and treating voice, breathing and swallowing disorders. We offer expert evaluation and provide the most advanced treatments.

  • Our fellowship-trained laryngologists (sub-specialists in the field of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery), are dedicated exclusively to the care and treatment of complex voice, breathing and swallowing disorders.
  • We are the only voice center in Indiana to include a team with speech language pathologists trained in the latest therapy techniques.
  • The IU Health Voice Center is a high-volume center. That means we perform more laryngeal and vocal cord surgeries than any other center in the state.
  • Our physicians are engaged in clinical research to develop better treatments for patients. Some of our studies are funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • We partner with other IU Health specialists, including at the IU Health Simon Cancer Center and IU Health Schwarz Cancer Center, to provide the latest treatments for patients.
  • We offer vocal rehabilitation, therapy and treatment for people who use their voices professionally—singers, performers, teachers, lawyers, those in the ministry and other professional speakers.

Why Choose IU Health Voice Center?

The IU Health Voice Center is a leader in evaluating and treating voice, breathing and swallowing disorders. We offer expert evaluation and provide the most advanced treatments.

  • Our fellowship-trained laryngologists (sub-specialists in the field of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery), are dedicated exclusively to the care and treatment of complex voice, breathing and swallowing disorders.
  • We are the only voice center in Indiana to include a team with speech language pathologists trained in the latest therapy techniques.
  • The IU Health Voice Center is a high-volume center. That means we perform more laryngeal and vocal cord surgeries than any other center in the state.
  • Our physicians are engaged in clinical research to develop better treatments for patients. Some of our studies are funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • We partner with other IU Health specialists, including at the IU Health Simon Cancer Center and IU Health Schwarz Cancer Center, to provide the latest treatments for patients.
  • We offer vocal rehabilitation, therapy and treatment for people who use their voices professionally—singers, performers, teachers, lawyers, those in the ministry and other professional speakers.

To make the most out of your appointment, here are some helpful tips to help prepare you for your first visit:

  • Have your provider send medical records to us before your scheduled visit or bring the information with you during your visit. These may be sent via fax or through the mail.
  • Bring insurance card(s) and identification.
  • Bring a list of current medications, including over-the-counter medicines.
  • If you’ve had any imaging procedures such as X-ray, CT or MRI, be sure to bring reports or films with you. You may also have them sent to us by your provider.
  • Arrive 15 minutes early to complete any outstanding paperwork.

Parking

We are located on Carmel Drive just east of U.S. 31. Free surface parking is available outside the building.

Amenities

Our IU Health Voice Center offers free Wi-Fi to our patients.

Insurance

IU Health accepts most insurance plans. We recommended you verify your benefits and eligibility before your visit.

About Your Visit

To make the most out of your appointment, here are some helpful tips to help prepare you for your first visit:

  • Have your provider send medical records to us before your scheduled visit or bring the information with you during your visit. These may be sent via fax or through the mail.
  • Bring insurance card(s) and identification.
  • Bring a list of current medications, including over-the-counter medicines.
  • If you’ve had any imaging procedures such as X-ray, CT or MRI, be sure to bring reports or films with you. You may also have them sent to us by your provider.
  • Arrive 15 minutes early to complete any outstanding paperwork.

Parking

We are located on Carmel Drive just east of U.S. 31. Free surface parking is available outside the building.

Amenities

Our IU Health Voice Center offers free Wi-Fi to our patients.

Insurance

IU Health accepts most insurance plans. We recommended you verify your benefits and eligibility before your visit.