We have enjoyed having Dr. Manuel Gil Ascencio (@drmanuelgil) from Monterrey, Mexico, visiting at Bastian Voice Institute recently. As one of just a few laryngologists in Mexico, Dr. Gil specializes in voice disorders, notably spasmodic dysphonia, vocal cord microsurgery, and R-CPD (inability to burp), to name a few. Dr. Gil has visited Dr. Bastian and […]
Our doctors answer questions about voice care on the Bulletin, an informational hub created by the American Academy of Otolaryngology. They discuss vocal over-doer syndrome, fiberoptic laryngoscopy versus videostroboscopy, muscle tension dysphonia management, and more. Read the full Q&A here.
A narrowing anywhere in the breathing “pipe” that leads to the lungs causes shortness of breath, typically with harsh inspiratory noise on exertion. A simple test “graded” with one’s ears can provide an immediate understanding of the magnitude of the airway narrowing: https://youtu.be/UBWPrtA9ElM
Join Dr. Bastian LIVE on Zoom, July 26 at 6 p.m. CST as he presents an overview of Retrograde Cricopharyngeus Dysfunction (R-CPD), a disorder of the inability to burp. A Q&A session will occur afterwards. Go to laryngopedia.com for more details.
In a recent webinar for Dysphonia International—formerly the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association (NSDA)—Dr. Bastian presented a talk called A Tour Of Voice Disorders, with Focus On Spasmodic Dysphonia. A brief Q&A session is included. Click here for the full webinar: https://youtu.be/AtiaQbTaSr8. For more information, go to www.dysphonia.org
Our new patient portal is now available! Create your account to send messages directly to the doctors, request appointments and make payments online. The portal is created by Medfusion and can be found here: https://www.medfusion.net/bastianvoiceinstitute-25967/portal/#/user/login
Chronic bacterial laryngitis is seen in persons who have undergone radiotherapy or who have an immune defect. The laryngitis can often be improved with antibiotics, and hydration / environmental humidification when dryness is part of the problem. It often recurs when antibiotics are discontinued: laryngopedia.com/bacterial-laryngitis
We have successfully assisted our 700th patient in finding relief from R-CPD, or the inability to burp! Thank you to our patients who shared their success stories on places such as TikTok, Facebook and Reddit. We will continue to offer tele-conversations, in-office consultations, and Botox injections for those who are interested in learning more, or […]
Babies and older children with this condition are in misery, and so are their parents, with the stress of it all. The answer might be a dysfunction of the upper esophageal sphincter (Retrograde Cricopharyngeus Dysfunction, or R-CPD).
Dr. Brent Richardson is one of 4 clinicians at Bastian Voice Institute who together manage a large population of adult patients with recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP). RRP is caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), which in turn stimulates growth of benign proliferative lesions called papillomas, similar to warts. State-of-the-art management remains precise surgical removal […]