A sub-specialized otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat physician), who focuses on disorders of the throat, including those involving the functions of voice, swallowing, and airway. As one might expect, laryngologists come in varying types. Some do not do cancer work that involves open operations on the larynx, nor do they do neck dissections. Some do not have much involvement with swallowing. BVI laryngologists practice what we informally term full service laryngology. This means that our practice encompasses microsurgery on the vocal folds as a large part on one end of the spectrum, up to and including the big operations of larynx cancer and larynx and tracheal reconstruction, on the other end of the spectrum.
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