The UMMC Voice and Swallowing Center offers expertise and state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and treat voice, airway, and swallowing disorders.
Speaking and swallowing are abilities that most people take for granted. But these seemingly simple tasks are actually very complex functions. For example, swallowing a sip of water involves more than 50 nerves andmuscles working together. A number of illnesses, such as allergies, stroke and even chronic heartburn can interruptnormal throat functions. That is why conditions that affect speaking, singing, swallowing and breathing may require specialized care to pinpoint and treat problems.
Mississippi’s only fellowship-trained laryngologist, John Schweinfurth, MD, leads our center. The team includes speech-language pathologists, residents, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Additionally, the Voice and Swallowing Center collaborates with UMMC experts in gastroenterology, neurology, psychology, pulmonology, and allergy. This collaborative approach to treatment means we look at voice and swallowing concerns from every angle.
To schedule an appointment or make a referral to the UMMC Voice and Swallowing Center, call (601) 984-5160.
We provide focused care for a range of conditions including:
Our team provides a range of specialized services and treatments for voice and swallowing disorders.