Health enews, a service of Advocate Health Care, recently published an article on spasmodic dysphonia (SD), a neurological voice disorder. Bastian Voice Institute’s Dr. Bastian is included in the article as an expert on SD. Bastian Voice Institute has a significant caseload of SD patients, performing about 80 Botox injections per month. Periodic injections of […]
This month the YouTube channel for Bastian Voice Institute and its educational offshoot, Laryngopedia, surpassed the 500,000-view mark. Our YouTube channel features more than 25 educational videos on a variety of voice, swallowing, airway, and coughing disorders. The three most-watched videos are: Mucus Retention Cyst: Before and After; Laryngospasm: Sudden, Terrifying Difficulty Breathing; and Cricopharyngeus […]
Dr. Robert Bastian will be a keynote speaker next month at the 2013 Phonosurgery Symposium, presented by the National Center for Voice and Speech. The conference will be held on July 18-19, 2013, in Salt Lake City, Utah, and this year’s focus is “How Behavioral Treatment Can Enhance Surgical Outcomes.” Dr. Bastian will share an […]
Bastian Voice Institute now has its own page on Facebook. You can go here to find our page, see photos of our office, follow our updates, and “like” us.
Bastian Voice Institute is now on Twitter. Follow us at @bastianvoicedoc to receive selected excerpts from our growing set of encyclopedia entries, photos, and videos available at Laryngopedia, as well as alerts when we add new entries or multimedia. Our aim is to help more people with voice, swallowing, airway, and cough disorders to work […]
Persons with larynx or pharynx (voicebox or throat) cancer often undergo radiation therapy as part of their treatment regimen. An uncommon complication is stenosis (narrowing, scarring) of the entrance to the upper esophagus at the junction of throat and esophagus. We have added a short video clip example of this disorder on Laryngopedia. You can […]
Photos and videos on glottic sulcus have recently been added to the learning center, now hosted by Laryngopedia. The encyclopedia article containing the recently added photos and video can be found here.
January brought a trip to Minneapolis to speak before members of the Minnesota Otolaryngologic society meeting; April included sitting on a panel at the American Laryngological Association meeting in Chicago; May was Merida, Mexico for lectures and panel discussions for their national Otolaryngology meetings; June included an invitation to be keynote speaker at the annual Yale Andy Blitzer Voice Symposium, […]
The annual meeting of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) was held in Philadelphia. Dr. Bastian presented to approximately 125 speech-language pathologists on the subject of spasmodic dysphonia (SD). His talk was intended as a comprehensive review, but included an emphasis on the vocal phenomenology of the disorder. For those interested in further information, we suggest […]
At the Opening Ceremonies of the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery in Boston, on September 26, 2010, Dr. Brent Richardson was conferred the Honor Award, and Dr. Robert Bastian, the Distinguished Service Award. These awards are earned in part based upon “points” earned for instructional courses taught, committee service, participation in panel discussions, and papers […]