Category: ENT Innovations
UVA Health Offers ‘Holy Grail’ of Larynx Function Nerve Restoration
Selective laryngeal reinnervation, a novel procedure for correcting bilateral vocal fold paralysis (BVFP), is only practiced by approximately 20 surgeons worldwide, including one at UVA Health.
Beyond Standard Hearing Tests for Children With Autism, Down Syndrome
UVA Health audiologists developed a novel approach to detect hearing loss in children with developmental delays. No ABR assessment required.
Advanced Pediatric Endoscopic Airway Surgery
New endoscopic techniques help children with rare airway conditions avoid lengthy, painful recoveries.
Disarming the Fatal Threat of Advanced Thyroid Cancer
A novel neoadjuvant approach can essentially cure a disease that often gives patients a year or less to live.
Expanding TORS Adoption to Skirt Side Effects When Treating Head & Neck Cancers
This study is evaluating efficacy and functional quality of life after transoral robotic surgery for oropharyngeal or supraglottic squamous cell carcinoma.
Novel Biomucosal Wound Sealant Will Help Patients Breathe Easier After Intubation
Researchers are developing a microporous hydrogel to accelerate wound healing and reduce scarring in the larynx after intubation.
UVA Health is a Global Referral Center for Children Born With Aural Atresia
Aural atresia can inhibit childhood speech development. UVA Health is one of the only programs in the world restoring hearing to children through canalplasty, an innovative repair surgery.
Rebuilding Smiles: UVA Leads Work to Create Natural Facial Expressions After Facial Paralysis
UVA Health’s facial reanimation program is one of a handful of programs in the U.S. offering the full spectrum of treatments aimed at giving patients with facial paralysis the ability to create more natural facial expressions.