Bastian Voice Institute

Welcome to Bastian Voice Institute

Recent News

Robert W. Bastian, M.D.

O.R. No More

Dr. Bastian will be stepping away from surgeries to focus more on Laryngopedia...

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Verywell Health Interview

Dr. Bastian talks about R-CPD and his initial diagnosis...

1,000 no-burpers treated by Dr. Robert Bastian

Dr. Bastian treats 1,000 no-burpers

Kicking off National Digestive Diseases Awareness Month...

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A Message from BVI

“Welcome to the Bastian Voice Institute website. Here you can learn about our practice, our clinicians, the services we offer, how to make an appointment, and more. Please feel free to contact our office if we can be of further assistance to you.

You may also be interested in Dr. Bastian’s educational website, Laryngopedia, a multimedia encyclopedia of 2500+ images, videos and audio clips relating to the voice, swallowing, and airway. “

Disorders Treated

Laryngeal Cancer

Laryngeal Cancer

Cancer in the larynx is a malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division.
A stretched esophagus due to trapped un-belchable air.

Inability to Burp (R-CPD)

R-CPD occurs when the upper esophageal sphincter  loses its ability to relax in order to release the “bubble” of air.
Sensory Neuropathic Cough

Sensory Neuropathic Cough

SNC is a chronic cough disorder that is thought to have a neurogenic cause.

Spasmodic Dysphonia

Spasmodic Dysphonia

Spasmodic dysphonia (SD) is what happens to the capabilities, limitations, and aberrations of the voice as the result of a rare neurological disorder.
Vocal Cord Paralysis

Vocal Cord Paralysis

Neurological disorder in which one or both vocal folds are paralyzed, causing a weak, breathy voice or difficulty breathing, respectively.

Airway Stenosis

Airway Stenosis

Stenosis (narrowing) of the airway can lead to noisy breathing, reduced exercise tolerance, etc.

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Mission Statement

We provide the highest quality medical, surgical, and behavioral care and consideration for persons with voice, swallowing, and airway disorders. Our primary concern is patient care, supported by ongoing educational activities and research projects.