Monday, January 9, 2017

Laryngoscopy Grand Rounds


Johns Hopkins Voice Center
Greater Baltimore Medical Center

presents

Laryngoscopy Grand Rounds

Friday, January 13, 2017
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Physician Pavilion East Conference Center 

" Infectious Diseases of the Larynx"
Topic Presentation/Discussion by:
Rebecca J. Kamil, M.D.

And

“Epidemiological Trends for Non-smokers and Young
Adults with Laryngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma”
Topic Presentation/Discussion by:
Ian Malm, M.D.

Karen T. Pitman, MD FACS, Medical Director of the Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head and Neck Center & Professor, Johns Hopkins Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Ryan H. Sobel, MD, and Ray Gervacio F. Blanco, MD, FACS, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University.
Our teams work together to ensure a coordinated plan of care for patients with head and neck conditions.  Schedule your appointment.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Nodules - Singing Voice

My daughter is a budding singer. She is taking singing lessons and her vocal coach is concerned that she perhaps has nodes. That her chords barely phonate above a B natural in treble clef.  My daughter has to strain to sing in the higher range of her naturally alto voice. We are seeking advice and perhaps an appointment for evaluation.

Thank you

Melissa Bidlack, CCC-SLP replies...

Thank you for contacting us.  
Without knowing your daughter’s vocal history, I would ask how old she is and if this issue has been longstanding or is more recent? Also, has she noticed any changes in her speaking voice? If she has experienced a change in her voice that has persisted for longer than 3 weeks, I would recommend she see a fellowship-trained laryngologist who can examine her vocal folds using videostroboscopy. 
While lesions such as vocal nodules can limit range and increase strain, this can also occur with increased muscle tension.
The only way to be sure is to have her vocal folds visualized by a laryngologist, who would then recommend the appropriate course of treatment.  We would be happy to see your daughter at our center, and appointments can be scheduled by calling 443-849-2087. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.

All the best to you,

Melissa Bidlack, CCC-SLP


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Vocal fold paralysis: To Reinnervate Or Not To Reinnervate

JOHNS HOPKINS VOICE CENTER
GREATER BALTIMORE MEDICAL CENTER
PRESENTS
Laryngeal Stroboscopy Grand Rounds
Friday, December 9, 2016
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Physician Pavilion East Conference Center

" Vocal fold paralysis: To Reinnervate Or Not To Reinnervate "

Topic Presentation/Discussion:
Julina Ongkasuwan, M.D. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Head & Neck Grand Rounds

GBMC
HEAD & NECK GRAND ROUNDS

Friday, December 2, 2016

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Physician Pavilion East Conference Center
“Principles of Salivary Gland Surgery”

Topic Presentation/Discussion:
James Clark, M.D.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Singing Voice

Good morning. I had a cold a few months ago, and since then I continue to have small amounts of phlegm. This is especially bothersome when I sing. I cannot take Mucinex because I take an MAOI. Is there anything to be done for this?

In addition, in the past couple of years I have found that, in my lower singing range (starting around "middle" E and below) that my voice sounds hoarse. Any idea why this might be?

Thank you.

Melissa Kim M.S., CCC-SLP writes...

Persistent hoarseness and increased mucous production are symptoms that should be evaluated by an Ear, Nose, and Throat physician, who will be able to make recommendations based on cause.

Good luck!


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Laryngeal Stroboscopy Grand Rounds

Johns Hopkins Voice Center
Greater Baltimore Medical Center
presents

Laryngeal Stroboscopy Grand Rounds

Friday, November 11, 2016
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Physician Pavilion East Conference Center

 "PVFM: Updates and Case Presentations"

Topic Presentation/Discussion:
Lee Akst, M.D.

Kristine Teets, M.A., CCC-SLP