Greenville Voice Center

Greenville Voice Center

The Greenville Voice Center, led by Dr. Eller, serves patients in and around Upstate South Carolina who suffer from voice, swallowing, and airway disorders. Our multidisciplinary team includes physicians, speech-language pathologists, and other specialists who work together to care for patients using evidence-based treatments that can solve even the most difficult problems.

Voice

We use our voices all the time—whether we’re talking with family and friends, at work, or even talking to Siri! So, when you’re having a problem with your voice, it can interfere with your ability to stay connected to the people and activities that mean the most to you. We can treat:

  • Hoarseness
  • Laryngitis
  • Aging voice
  • Voice change after general anesthesia
  • Voice change after neck or chest surgery
  • Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR)
  • Muscle tension dysphonia
  • Parkinson’s-related voice and swallowing problems
  • Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis of the larynx
  • Scarring of the vocal folds
  • Singing problems in both adults and adolescents
  • Spasmodic dysphonia
  • Vocal fold growths (nodules, polyps, cysts, granuloma)
  • Vocal fold paralysis and paresis


Voice Professionals

We provide precise, comprehensive care for people who use their voices for a living. If you’re a singer, voiceover artist, motivational speaker, teacher, call center worker, or other professional who uses their voice in their work, we can help you maximize your voice.

Laryngeal Cancer

Every cancer treatment plan is different. We work hand-in-hand with other our Head and Neck Cancer team and other specialists to provide each patient with a customized plan to treat the cancer and restore vital functions like speaking and swallowing. We offer precision KTP and CO2 laser surgery which can help patients to avoid radiation.

Airway

When you feel like you can’t breathe, it can be a scary experience. It can even affect your overall health and quality of life. We can treat:

  • Bilateral vocal fold paralysis
  • Laryngeal stenosis
  • Tracheal or subglottic stenosis
  • Upper airway scarring/narrowing
  • Pediatric airway disorders
  • Chronic throat clearing
  • Chronic coughing
  • Behavioral breathing disorders, known as:
    • Vocal cord dysfunction (VCD)
    • Paradoxical vocal fold motion (PVFM)
    • Induced laryngeal obstruction (ILO)
    • Exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction (EILO)

Swallowing

Often, food is more than just nourishment—it’s a connection to our friends and family, too. When you notice a change in your swallowing, like coughing or choking while eating and drinking, it can be alarming and isolating. Our team treats swallowing problems such as:

  • Tight upper esophageal sphincter
  • Cricopharyngeal bar
  • Zenker’s diverticulum
  • Choking/coughing due to vocal cord paralysis

For other swallowing problems, ask your doctor to refer you straight to our speech-language pathology team.

Support Groups and Community Outreach

Voice and swallowing problems can be isolating, and we’re passionate about providing connections to others who can relate to what you’re going through. Our current groups offer support to survivors and patients of head and neck cancer and also to patients with spasmodic dysphonia. Contact us to learn more.

Education

Our physicians and speech pathologists love to educate community groups about voice, swallowing, head and neck cancer, and other topics. Previous lecture topics include:

  • “Singing Voice Health” for high school chorus groups and church choirs/praise teams
  • “Head and Neck Cancer Awareness and Prevention” for high school students
  • “Aging and the Voice” for the OLLI Program
  • “Parkinson Disease and Related Voice and Swallowing Change” for the Greenville Area Parkinson Society
  • “About the Career of Speech-Language Pathology” for career fairs
  • “Vocal Fold Lesions” for the McClosky Institute Summer Seminar
  • “Voice and Ear Function and Dysfunction” for Bob Jones University
  • “Emergencies in Patients with Tracheostomy” for Prisma Emergency and Hospitalist Physicians

We would be happy to create a lecture tailored to the needs of your specific group. Please reach out to our Voice Center to get started.

We want to Hear your Voice.

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