Voice disorders care at Mayo Clinic

  • Your Mayo Clinic care team. The treatment team for voice disorders at Mayo Clinic is usually led by an ear, nose and throat (ENT) health care provider experienced in voice problems. This provider discusses your treatment as needed with other specialists to develop a treatment plan that's right for you.
  • Comprehensive care. Your treatment team may include speech-language pathologists trained in evaluating and treating voice disorders. If you need help to quit smoking, programs in the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center can help you kick the smoking habit.

Expertise and rankings

  • Exactly the care you need. Mayo Clinic specialists care for people with all types of voice disorders. Skilled specialists can perform microscopic removal of lesions on the vocal cords and treat vocal cord paralysis. Mayo Clinic specialists treat more than 12,600 people with voice disorders each year.
  • Advanced diagnosis and treatment. Mayo Clinic uses the latest technology to diagnose and treat voice disorders, including potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) laser treatment. KTP laser treatment allows the removal of vocal cord lesions while preserving as much tissue as possible. Surgeons do this procedure while you're awake.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for ear, nose and throat by U.S. News & World Report.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's Otolaryngology (ENT)/Head and Neck Surgery and Neurology departments' expertise and rankings.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.