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Voice and Dysphagia Centre

The Voice and Dysphagia Centre at VPS Lakeshore Hospital is a dedicated centre that provides comprehensive care for children and adults with voice disorders. The voice disorders could be uncomplicated or could be as serious as voice box cancer, so a person experiencing trouble should be evaluated promptly by specialists.

The highly experienced professionals at the department cater to the personal requirements of the patients by conducting thorough evaluations. The laryngologists and speech pathologists at the department perform focused physical exam and specialized tests for accurate diagnosis and to determine the nature and extent of the problem and thereby formulate specified treatment plans for each patient. The disorders related to voice box and other speech organs are treated with precise care at the centre. 

The disorders that are in early stage are managed through behavioural therapy sessions and surgical interventions are employed only if the disorder demands it. Voice disorders related to serious issues like vocal cord cancer are treated by head and neck cancer surgeons using endoscopic carbondioxide laser surgery or open surgery, when required.

Dysphagia means difficulty in swallowing. Swallowing disorders can be due to various problems related to nervous system, throat, voice box or food pipe. Patients with swallowing problems are assessed and treated at the centre. Swallowing problems which require intervention are treated as per the anatomical area of involvement by various specialists. 

The centre is a multi discplinary one that work in collaboration with the other departments like Neurology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Pulmonology, and Clinical Psychology/Psychiatry.

Dr. Reshmi M. Nair

Visiting Consultant


MBBS, DLO, MS (ENT), Diplomate of National Board (ENT)


    • Worked as Consultant laryngologist at Madhavam laryngology clinic, visiting consultant at Renai Medicity, Kochi and Associate Consultant at Department of Laryngology, Aster Medicity,Kochi. 
    • Worked as Senior Consultant and department in -charge, Department of  ENT, Rajagiri hospital, Aluva from April 2015-September 2018.
    • Worked as Consultant ENT surgeon at PVS Hospital, Kochi from June 2013- February 2015.
    • Worked as Consultant Laryngologist at Dr. Noushad’s ENT hospital & research centre, Vytilla from   December 2012-April 2016.
    • Worked as tutor in Department of ENT, Cooperative medical college Kochi. 
    • Worked as ENT surgeon at Akshaya hospital, Ernakulam   from June 2005-March 2006.

Other Information

Disorders Treated at the Centre:

  • Abductor Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Aging Voice
  • Airway Reconstruction
  • Airway Stenosis Treatment
  • Aphonia
  • Care of Professional Voice
  • Change in Voice
  • Choking on Food
  • Contusions on Vocal Cord
  • Cough with Thick Mucus in Throat
  • Coughing Up Blood
  • Coughing Up Phlegm
  • Decreased Projection
  • Difficulty Articulating
  • Difficulty with Vocal Range
  • Diseases of Vocal Cords
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphonia
  • Effortful Singing or Talking
  • Epiglottic Growth
  • Excessive Phlegm
  • Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
  • Flexible Laryngoscopy
  • Food Getting Stuck
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Formerly Called Wegener's) of the Throat
  • Growth in Throat
  • Hoarseness
  • Immobile Vocal Folds
  • Infection in Throat
  • Knot on Side of Throat
  • Laryngeal Electromyography
  • Laryngeal Framework Surgery
  • Laryngeal Function Assessment
  • Laryngeal Stenosis
  • Laryngeal Tracheal Reconstruction
  • Laryngeal Videostroboscopy
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngomalacia
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Larynx Cancer
  • Larynx Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)
  • Leak in Trach
  • Lesion in Throat
  • Loss of Voice
  • Loss Voice Singer
  • Mixed Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Muscle Tension Dysphonia
  • Nasally Sounding
  • Pain Vocal Cords
  • Painful Swallowing
  • Paralysis of Larynx
  • Pharyngitis
  • Polyp of Larynx
  • Polypoid Corditis Videostroboscopy
  • Polyps in Air Way
  • Problems with Vocal Cord
  • Professional Voice Care
  • Pronunciation Problems
  • Raspy Voice
  • Resonance Disorder
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Speech Not Clear
  • Speech Problems
  • Stenosis of Larynx
  • Stenosis of Trachea
  • Stroboscopy
  • Subglottic Stenosis
  • Swallowing Difficulties
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Swallowing Problems
  • Talking Problem
  • Throat Constriction
  • Throat Discomfort
  • Throat Muscle Spasms
  • Throat Obstruction
  • Throat Problems
  • Throat Ulcer
  • Tracheostomy Change
  • Tracheostomy Concerns
  • Tracheostomy Management
  • Tracheostomy Removal
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Tracheostomy
  • Trouble Speaking
  • Trouble Swallowing
  • Trouble with Speech
  • Uneven Cords
  • Unilateral Paralysis of Larynx
  • Unilateral Paralysis of Vocal Cords
  • Unilateral Partial Paralysis of Larynx
  • Unilateral Partial Paralysis of Vocal Cords
  • Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (VPD)
  • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency (VPI) 
  • Videostrobe
  • Videostroboscopy
  • Vocal Cord Bowing
  • Vocal Cord Buildup of Scar Tissue
  • Vocal Cord Cancer
  • Vocal Cord Clearance
  • Vocal Cord Diseases
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction
  • Vocal Cord Infection
  • Vocal Cord Inflamed
  • Vocal Cord Nodules
  • Vocal Cord Palsy
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyps
  • Vocal Cord Problems
  • Vocal Dysfunction
  • Vocal Fatigue
  • Vocal Fold Erythema
  • Vocal Fold Paralysis
  • Vocal Fold Polyp
  • Vocal Paralysis
  • Voice Disorders
  • Voice Disturbance
  • Voice Loss
  • Voice Problems
  • Weakness in Voice
  • Zenkers Diverticulum

Dr. Reshmi M. Nair

Visiting Consultant

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