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Dr. Akst's bio
This content was provided by Dr. Akst "A member of the American Academy of Otolarynology-Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Akst serves on national committees focused on Voice and also on Laryngology/Broncho-Esophagology Education. He also is an active member of the American Laryngological Association and the American Broncho-Esophagological Association. Some of Dr. Aksts research interests mirror his educational mission, as an area of study includes the teaching of laryngology to residents. Other research interests include development of robotic laryngeal surgery, study of voice and swallowing outcomes following neuro-otologic skull base procedures, and the use of pulsed lasers for treatment of laryngeal disease. Research interests include: Treatment of vocal fold scar; Functional recovery of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury; Use of pulsed lasers for treatment of laryngeal disease; Voice and swallowing outcomes of neuro-otologic skull base procedures; Robotic laryngeal surgery."
This content was provided by Dr. Akst "Dr. Lee Akst specializes in treatment of diseases of the larynx (voicebox), with particular emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of patients with voice and swallowing disorders. He is a leader in the performance of office-based procedures such as vocal fold injection medialization, pulsed KTP laser treatment and pharyngeal pH probes. Pulsed laser use in the operating room is another focus of his practice, allowing for sub-specialty care of laryngeal papilloma, laryngeal dysplasia, and early vocal cord cancers while preserving voice quality."