A Laryngologist, is a sub-specialized otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat physician), who focuses on disorders of the throat, including those involving the functions of voice, swallowing, and airway. As one might expect, laryngologists come in varying types. Some do not do cancer work that involves open operations on the larynx, nor do they do neck dissections. Some do not have much involvement with swallowing.

Laryngologists at Bastian Voice Institute practice what we informally term full-service laryngology. This means that our practice encompasses, as a large part on one end of the spectrum, microsurgery on the vocal folds, up to and including, on the other end of the spectrum, the big operations of larynx cancer and larynx and tracheal reconstruction.