Swallowing Disorders

Botulinum Toxin Treatment

Section I. Treatment of Spasmodic Dysphonia (Laryngeal Dystonia)

Flexible Endoscopic Examinations of Swallowing (FEES)

Flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) is a diagnostic procedure used to evaluate velopharyngeal, phonatory, and swallowing functions in adults and children.

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux

Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is a condition in which gastric contents flow in a retrograde fashion and contact the tissues of the upper aerodigestive tract.  LPR may be associated with hoarseness, frequent throat clearing, cough, globus sensation,

Consensus Statement on the Use of Voice Therapy in the Treatment of Dysphonia

This statement regarding the use of voice therapy in the treatment of dysphonia has been developed by the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery Committee on  Speech, Voice,  and Swallowing and the Special Interest Division 3, Voi

Head and Neck Surgery Outcome Tool: MDADI

  MD Anderson Dysphagia Inventory (MDADI) Description Self-administered questionnaire designed specifically for evaluating the impact of dysphagia on the QOL of patients with head and neck cancer Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 20 (4)

CPT for ENT: Zenker's Diverticulum

Zenker's Diverticulum is a pouch found above the cervical esophagus. It causes swallowing difficulties (Dysphagia), regurgitation, weight loss, and other symptoms.

CPT Code Changes for 2014

There are several Current Procedural Terminology® (CPT) code changes for 2014 applicable to otolaryngologists. Below is a summary of these changes.