Journal of Observational Laryngology

Have you checked out BVI’s Journal of Observational Laryngology? The Journal features observations and insights gleaned from the practice of laryngology. We hope you find it both educational and thought-provoking.

Muscle Tension Dysphonia (MTD) Seminar

Bastian Voice Institute is hosting a seminar for all voice professionals on August 20-22nd! BVI’s special guest, Dr. Anat Keidar, along with our doctors and speech pathologist, will be discussing the epidemiology, phenomenology, etiology, and symptomatology of MTD. Course participants will learn the proper technical-instructional method to correct and prevent MTD in speech, and in… Read more »

Upcoming Spasmodic Dysphonia Podcast

This coming Friday, May 22nd, Mary Spremulli will be hosting a live podcast at 12pm (EST) discussing spasmodic dysphonia. Her guests will include Kim Kuman Executive Director of National SD Association, Charlie Reavis, president NSDA, James Anderson, co-facilitator Tampa Bay support group, and Connie Pike, SLP. Come with open ears and prepared questions as you… Read more »

New Cough Study Co-Authored by Dr. Bastian

Bastian Voice Institute physician Dr. Robert Bastian co-authored a study published this month, “The use of neuralgia medications to treat sensory neuropathic cough.” The paper, which was published in the open-access journal PeerJ, reports a series of 32 consecutive patients newly diagnosed with sensory neuropathic cough who were treated with one or more of the… Read more »

Dr. Bastian Presents at Conference in Portugal

Bastian Voice Institute physician Dr. Robert Bastian presented a lecture at TOXINS 2015, a conference focused on the science and clinical aspects of neurotoxins like botulinum. The conference was held January 14–17, 2015, in Lisbon, Portugal. Dr. Bastian presented on the subject of vocal tremor, explaining how spasmodic dysphonia often includes a component of tremor… Read more »

Dr. Bastian Interviewed for Classical Singer

Bastian Voice Institute physician Dr. Robert Bastian is featured as an interview subject in the January 2015 issue of Classical Singer magazine. The article, entitled “Vocal Surgery, Myths, and More,” highlights Dr. Bastian’s experience and insights regarding vocal fold microsurgery for singers. Click here to read the interview. (The full article is made available here… Read more »

BVI Launches Patient Portal

Bastian Voice Institute now offers its patients access to a patient portal. A patient portal is a secure website that lets patients conveniently access and manage many of the logistics of their healthcare at our institute. This portal can be used to request appointments, request prescription refills, send messages to our physician(s), obtain records, and… Read more »

Laryngology Position Open at BVI – Got Questions?

Bastian Voice Institute is looking for a fellow or third physician to join our private, full-service, adult laryngology practice. If you have an interest in laryngology – even if you’re not yet in a position to apply for such a position with us – we warmly invite you to email our practice manager, Susan Leibforth,… Read more »

BVI Welcomes New Speech Pathologist, Amy Nabors

Bastian Voice Institute is pleased to announce the addition of singing voice-qualified speech pathologist Amy P. Nabors, M.A., CCC-SLP to our clinical staff. Amy is now working alongside our physicians, Dr. Robert Bastian and Dr. Brent Richardson, together with colleague speech pathologist Michele Denemark. Amy received an M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from the School of… Read more »

Dr. Richardson Presents on HPV at Oncology Meeting

Bastian Voice Institute physician Dr. Brent Richardson presented with several others a study on the human papillomavirus (HPV) at the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago. The study was titled “Detection of Novel HPV Mutations and Chromosomal Number Imbalance (CNI) in Laryngeal Cancer Using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS).” The new testing… Read more »