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Laryngology and Professional Voice

Dr. Guardiani provide comprehensive care for all adult airway, voice and swallowing disorders. These include both benign and malignant disorders of the airway and those requiring complex reconstruction. They also have well known expertise in the management of laryngeal and tracheal trauma. Drs. Pereira and Isaiah provide advanced pediatric airway care dealing with both congenital and acquired disorders. They provide critical airway support to the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital.

‌‌‌Disorders commonly seen:

  • Vocal fold paralysis
  • Laryngeal or tracheal scarring
  • Complications of tracheotomy
  • Paradoxical vocal fold motion disorders
  • Benign lesions of the larynx such as polyps, nodules and cysts
  • Neurologic disorders of the larynx

Services provided include:

  • High definition stroboscopy and laryngoscopy
  • Laryngeal botox injections
  • In office laryngeal biopsies and injections
  • Phonomicrosurgery
  • Laser surgery of the larynx and airway
  • Rehabilitation of Vocal Fold Paralysis
  • Tracheotomy Decannulation Evaluation
  • Surgical management of airway disease

Deanna Cohen, MS, CCC-SLP
Member of ASHA, SIG 13

Deanna Cohen is a speech-language pathologist in the Rehabilitative Services department. She earned a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Loyola University Maryland. She completed her clinical fellowship year at UMMC, focusing on evaluation and treatment of swallowing, oral communication, and cognitive linguistic disorders. Her clinical focus is adult voice and swallowing disorders, including head and neck cancer rehabiliation. She has a special interest in tracheoesophageal voice prosthesis (TEP) managemetn for patients with total laryngectomy. She is certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT), a intensive approach for treatment of speech/voice disorders for patients with Parkinson's Disease.