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Larynx Disorders

The voice box (larynx) is located at the top of the airway to the lungs (trachea). The larynx contains the vocal cords. Larynx disorders include nodules, polyps, and sores on the vocal cords. Other voice disorders include infections, upward movement of stomach acids into the throat, growths due to a virus, cancer, and diseases that paralyze the vocal cords.

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Voice + Swallowing Center

Tufts Medical Center’s Voice and Swallowing Center in downtown Boston offers a range of cutting-edge treatments for disorders of the larynx.
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Miriam O'Leary, MD, FACS
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Miriam O'Leary, MD, FACS

Title(s): Otolaryngologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine; Director, Otolaryngology Residency Program
Department(s): Otolaryngology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-3030
Fax #: 617-636-1479

Head and neck cancer, management of thyroid cancer and hyperparathyroidism, head and neck reconstruction including microvascular techniques, management of radiation-related complications

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Richard O. Wein, MD, FACS
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Richard O. Wein, MD, FACS

Title(s): Chief, Division of Head and Neck Surgery; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Otolaryngology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8711
Fax #: 617-636-1479

Head and neck surgical oncology, head and neck reconstruction including microvascular techniques, management of salivary and thyroid disorders, management of radiation-related complications, maxillofacial trauma

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