Dr. Paul Weinberger, MD

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LSU Health 1501 Kings Hwy # Universityhealth Shreveport, LA 71103 Get Directions
Dr. Paul Weinberger, MD
Dr. Weinberger is a surgeon-scientist specializing in care of patients with voice, swallowing, and airway disorders. He is board-certified in Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is sub-specialty fellowship trained in Laryngology and Airway Reconstruction. Dr. Weinberger is the director of the Ark-La-Tex Center for Voice, Airway, and Swallowing - the only such full-service Voice Center in the region. He has authored over 60 articles and chapters in the medical literature, and has 1 US Patent awarded and 4 patents pending. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the 2006 Fanconi Award from the American Head and Neck Society, and the AMA Foundation National Leadership Award in 2007 from the American Medical Association. His research program is focused on developing novel therapies for anaplastic thyroid cancer. He is nationally recognized clinically as a leader in the field of Airway Reconstruction including revision and complex open airway procedures. His clinical interests and expertise include tracheal stenosis, idiopathic subglottic stenosis, adult recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, tracheal malignancy, care of the professional voice, dysphagia, esophageal stricture and webs, and in-office surgery.

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Dr. Weinberger's Care Philosophy

I am proud to be part of the Ark-La-Tex Center for Voice, Airway and Swallowing. I originally trained at one of the nation's leaders in Patient and Family Centered Care (The Medical College of Georgia). My patients will confirm that I believe in making your surgical and medical descisions WITH you, and not FOR you, as a team. I specialize in treating patients with problems involving the voice, swallowing, or the airway. Many of the treatments we offer are minimally invasive, and some can even be performed in the outpatient office setting without the need for general anesthesia. I look forward to meeting you, and helping you to get better.

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LSU Health1501 Kings Hwy # Universityhealth
Shreveport, LA 71103
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Dr. Weinberger's Performance
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    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
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  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
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in Shreveport, LA |
My experiences with Dr Weinberger has been beyond excellent I would highly recommend this clinic to anyone with medical needs. The staff is excellent. The best care ever
in Townsend, GA |
Dr Weinberger invented a special stint to assist in my tracheal problems and it worked, He also was able to get back to talking after not being able to do so for a year. He also prayed with me.
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Dr. Weinberger says...

Dr. Weinberger is a surgeon-scientist specializing in care of patients with voice, swallowing, and airway disorders.

He is board-certified in Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is sub-specialty fellowship trained in Laryngology and Airway Reconstruction. Dr. Weinberger is the director of the Ark-La-Tex Center for Voice, Airway, and Swallowing - the only such full-service Voice Center in the region.

He has authored over 60 articles and chapters in the medical literature, and has 1 US Patent awarded and 4 patents pending. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the 2006 Fanconi Award from the American Head and Neck Society, and the AMA Foundation National Leadership Award in 2007 from the American Medical Association. His research program is focused on developing novel therapies for anaplastic thyroid cancer. He is nationally recognized clinically as a leader in the field of Airway Reconstruction including revision and complex open airway procedures. His clinical interests and expertise include tracheal stenosis, idiopathic subglottic stenosis, adult recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, tracheal malignancy, care of the professional voice, dysphagia, esophageal stricture and webs, and in-office surgery.

Dr. Weinberger's Care Philosophy

I am proud to be part of the Ark-La-Tex Center for Voice, Airway and Swallowing.  I originally trained at one of the nation's leaders in Patient and Family Centered Care (The Medical College of Georgia). My patients will confirm that I believe in making your surgical and medical descisions WITH you, and not FOR you, as a team. I specialize in treating patients with problems involving the voice, swallowing, or the airway. Many of the treatments we offer are minimally invasive, and some can even be performed in the outpatient office setting without the need for general anesthesia. I look forward to meeting you, and helping you to get better.

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Voice Disorders (Hoarseness)

The Voice Center is a collaborative multidisciplinary center comprising the area's only fellowship-trained laryngologist along with head and neck surgeons, speech-language pathologists, neurologists and gastroenterologists. Our center is dedicated to providing the finest in diagnostic and treatment options for any voice disorder.

The human voice box is a remarkably designed instrument. Changes in the voice affect our social and professional lives in tremendous ways and can be an overall barometer of our general health. Voice disorders are usually manifested by:

  • Any kind of hoarseness
  • Loss of range
  • Pitch changes
  • Breathiness
  • Vocal fatigue   

We treat both amateur and professional singers as well as clergy, teachers, and other professional voice users.

Treatment

Our routine treatment options include laryngeal microsurgery, laryngeal framework phonosurgery, injection augmentation of the larynx, in-office laser surgery, and botox injections of the larynx.

Dr. Weinberger says...

Airway

Airway disorders manifest in several ways but most commonly by shortness of breath with exertion. This often is seen following trauma, a serious illness requiring a patient to be on a ventilator ("life support"), or following a tracheotomy. Various disease processes can also cause airway problems. Some common symptoms include:

  • Trouble breathing, especially with exertion
  • "Whistling noise" when inhaling or exhaling
  • Wheezing that does not improve with bronchodilators

Treatment

We offer a full range of surgical treatments for airway narrowing at the level of the vocal cords or below. This includes endoscopic treatment of airway stenosis using various types of lasers and dilation techniques as well as complex open surgical reconstruction such as tracheal resection. We also take referrals of patients who have failed previous interventions and specialize in revision airway reconstruction including cartilage / skin / muscle grafting. 

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  •  Specializes in Laryngology
  •  Board certified in Otolaryngology
  •  Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Cough
  • Dysphagia
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cleft
  • Laryngeal Nerve Palsy
  • Laryngeal Papillomatosis
  • Laryngeal Paralysis
  • Laryngeal Web
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngocele
  • Laryngomalacia
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Tracheal Stenosis Syndrome
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

Education

  • Medical School
    Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2005

  • Internship Hospital
    Medical College of Georgia

    Completed in 2006

  • Residency Hospital
    Medical College Of Georgia-Department Of Otolaryngology

    Completed in 2010

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital

    Completed in 2011

  • Undergraduate School
    Georgia State University

    Graduated in 1997

  • Other Education
    Yale University-Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship

    Completed in 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Laryngology
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Procedures Performed

  • ENT Surgery
  • Endoscopic Laser Laryngeal Cancer Surgery
  • Endoscopic Zenker's Diverticulum Surgery
  • Esophageal Dilatation
  • Esophageal Manometry
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Laryngotracheal Reconstruction
  • Laser Microsurgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Microlaryngeal Surgery
  • Microlaryngoscopy
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Palliative Care for Esophageal Cancer
  • Percutaneous Tracheostomy
  • Stenting Procedures of the Airway (Trachea) and Esophagus
  • Tracheal Reconstruction
  • Tracheal Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transoral Laser Microsurgery