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Ear, Nose, and Throat - Otolaryngology

Laryngology/Voice and Swallowing

ETIVSThe MUSC Evelyn Trammell Institute for Voice and Swallowing is the first in South Carolina to provide a multidisciplinary center for the evaluation, treatment, and a clinical research of laryngeal, voice, and swallowing disorders for adults and children. Because voice, swallowing, and respiratory disorders often occur together, the Institute offers maximized care by collaborating with a range of specialists.

What makes us different is we integrate the evaluation and treatment of voice and swallowing under one roof. Given the inter-relationship of voice and swallowing, it is critical to attend to both functions.

As a division of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, the Institute brings together a wealth of resources and expertise. MUSC physicians and staff provide state-of-the-art care for adults and children presenting a wide variety of disorders.

In addition to providing patient care, the Institute is committed to building public awareness of voice and swallowing disorders through teaching and education. Clinical research is another vital component of the Institute. Research efforts cover a broad scope, including the study of laryngeal dynamics during coordinated respiration and swallowing, and the effects of esophageal dysfunction on the larynx.

Patients can be referred to any member of the Institute for comprehensive evaluation and care. Or, referring physicians may prefer to partner in the care of patients. Each patient receives a complete evaluation and individualized treatment program from each of the specialists consulted. The program includes collaborative management between the otolaryngologist and speech-language pathologist.

The ETIVS Mission

The establishment of the MUSC Evelyn Trammell Institute for Voice and Swallowing was made possible through the generous support of the Mark and Evelyn Trammell Foundation of Atlanta. Evelyn Trammell, a successful entrepreneur, was committed to furthering quality health care research, particularly related to pulmonary disease.

We are committed to:

  • Providing the highest quality, most seamless patient care.
  • Professional training of highly competent clinicians through academic preparation, mentoring, and continuing education of speech-language pathologists, medical students, residents, and junior faculty.
  • Clinical research and dissemination of findings at a national and international level.

Our Services

Contact Us

In the event of an emergency please call 911.

If you need to schedule an appointment, call our Health Connection at 843-792-3531. Or, request an appointment online.

Mailing Address

Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Medical University of South Carolina
135 Rutledge Avenue
MSC 550
Charleston, SC 29425

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