OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

Peoria, Illinois

Voice and Swallowing Disorders Center

We understand that having a voice matters—from being able to say “I love you” to our family and friends to speaking up for what we believe in, it’s important to make sure we take care of our voices in the same way we take care of our bodies. The Voice and Swallowing Disorders Center treats complex voice and swallowing disorders and provides personalized, comprehensive, and professional laryngeal care and is the only regional offering for complex laryngeal care in an outpatient setting. We use advanced video and fiber-optic technology to precisely diagnose and treat common speech and swallowing problems without the need for sedation.  

In addition to voice and swallowing disorders, we also use advanced diagnostics to treat professional speakers, singers, and other individuals with extensive voice use. Our services include speech therapy and treatment, in-office non sedated procedures like laser treatments and biopsies, Botox therapy, and general speech, laryngeal, and swallowing evaluations.

Conditions we treat

  • Aging voice/presbylarynx
  • Benign laryngeal neoplasms
  • Chronic cough
  • Chronis laryngitis
  • Cricopharyngeal muscle dysfunction
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Hoarseness
  • Laryngeal tremor
  • Laryngopharyngeal reflux
  • Paradoxical vocal fold dysfunction
  • Spasmodic dysphonia
  • Trouble swallowing (including traumatic brain injury and stroke)
  • Vocal chord paralysis

Scheduling an appointment

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 309-683-5080.