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Department of Otolaryngology

Department of Otolaryngology

Laryngology - Voice and Swallowing

The Voice and Swallowing Center includes a comprehensive diagnosis and management of voice, swallowing, and airway disorders. Dr. Peter C. Belafsky is the Director of the Voice and Swallowing Center at UC Davis which treats a wide array of laryngeal and esophageal disorders. These disorders include but are not limited to vocal fold paralysis and paresis, vocal fold dysfunction (VCD), laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), chronic cough, dysphagia caused by stroke, ALS, Zenker's diverticulum, esophageal motility disorders, Parkinson's disease, and swallowing problems suffered as a consequence of the treatment of head and neck cancer. The Center utilizes minimally invasive treatments of voice and swallowing disorders. Minimally invasive in-office procedures performed by Dr. Belafsky at the Center include unsedated treatment of laryngeal polyps, leukoplakia, papillomas, subglottic, tracheal, and esophageal strictures, and office-based vocal fold medialization.


These are a few of the laryngology (voice and swallowing) disorders which Peter Belafsky, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., Rebecca Leonard, Ph.D. and their team of specialists can help treat:

For more information regarding clinical observerships and research opportunities in Laryngology, please continue reading HERE.


Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Mailing address:

2521 Stockton Blvd., Suite 5200
Sacramento, CA 95817

Cleft Lip/Palate:

(916) 734-2452

Audiology & Speech Appointments:

(916) 734-5400

Facial Plastic Surgery Appointments:

(916) 734-2347

Dental Appointments:

(916) 734-5429

Reflux Clinic Appointments:

(916) 734-4076

Clinic Appointments:

(916) 734-5400