Bastian Voice Institute

O.R. No More

Dear Patients and Fellow Clinicians: Change is in the air! Dr. Robert Bastian is reorienting his energies to focus not only on patient care, but also more heavily on further development of his public service website, Laryngopedia. To free up time, as of September 2024, he will be stepping away from performing surgical procedures in […]

Dr. Bastian treats 1,000 R-CPD Patients

Dr. Robert Bastian, renowned laryngologist and founder of Bastian Voice Institute, achieves a major milestone on May 1, 2024. Kicking off National Digestive Diseases Awareness Month, Dr. Bastian will treat his 1,000th patient with the diagnosis of R-CPD.

R-CPD and the Brazilian Academy of Laryngology

Last month, Dr. Bastian was invited to speak for the Brazilian Academy of Laryngology (Academia Brasileira de Laringologia e Voz) on the topic of R-CPD (inability to burp, no-burp). Presented to several Brazilian otolaryngologists via zoom, Dr. Bastian reviewed the diagnosis, treatment, and his personal caseload of R-CPD patients, raising awareness of this debilitating disorder […]

New Zealand Interview with Dr. Bastian

Federico Magrin from the New Zealand media company, Stuff, talked with Dr. Bastian about R-CPD (inability to burp, no-burp): its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. We appreciate the opportunity to help New Zealand readers halfway across the world find relief from their daily no-burp misery.

Dr. Rodel Velasquez visits BVI

Bastian Voice Institute was pleased to host Dr. Rodel Velasquez (ENT from Manila, Philippines) last week! Dr. Velasquez is chair of the Philippine Academy of Laryngology and Phoniatrics (PALP) and is one of the first doctors in South East Asia to treat R-CPD (inability to burp) patients. After completing a mini fellowship/preceptorship with our BVI […]

Celebrating our 20th Anniversary

This week, we celebrate 20 years of helping thousands of patients from all 50 states, and more than 50 countries across the globe with their voice, swallowing and airway disorders. After a career in academic medicine, Dr. Robert W. Bastian founded Bastian Voice Institute, opening its doors in October 2003. Doctors recruited to the practice […]

Dr. Manuel Gil Ascencio Visits from Monterrey Mexico

We have enjoyed having Dr. Manuel Gil Ascencio (@drmanuelgil) from Monterrey, Mexico, visiting at Bastian Voice Institute recently. As one of just a few laryngologists in Mexico, Dr. Gil specializes in voice disorders, notably spasmodic dysphonia, vocal cord microsurgery, and R-CPD (inability to burp), to name a few. Dr. Gil has visited Dr. Bastian and […]

What Should the Comprehensive Otolaryngologist Know about Voice Care?

Our doctors answer questions about voice care on the Bulletin, an informational hub created by the American Academy of Otolaryngology. They discuss vocal over-doer syndrome, fiberoptic laryngoscopy versus videostroboscopy, muscle tension dysphonia management, and more. Read the full Q&A here.

A Toothache in the Neck? Dr. Bastian’s explains…

Hyoidynia is a specific source of pain in the neck can worry and bother and elude diagnosis. Dr. Bastian explains this little-known “toothache in the neck” disorder, and options for its treatment. For more information, see Thyrohyoid Syndrome on Laryngopedia, Dr. Bastian’s teaching website.