Most people have experienced bouts of hoarseness, or laryngitis, and in most cases the condition resolves on its own. At ACENT in Anchorage, our ENT specialists are typically consulted only when hoarseness persists for longer than 6 weeks.
If your primary care physician has been unable to resolve your hoarseness, request a consultation with one of our board-certified ENT specialists. You can also call our office at (907) 279-8800 to schedule an appointment. For our Homer and surrounding patients, please call (907) 235-0310.
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Treatment will be dictated by the cause of your hoarseness. Sometimes conditions such as allergies or gastroesophageal reflux need to be managed, and if this is the case, our specialists can help coordinate your care.
For patients with a long history of smoking or drinking, persistent hoarseness may be a sign of a more serious problem, such as throat cancer. Our specialists are trained in the evaluation of persistent hoarseness. Your evaluation may include in-office flexible laryngoscopy or videostroboscopy.
Unresolved hoarseness may be due to polyps or nodules on the larynx. When appropriate, our specialists can surgically remove these to restore normal vocal function.