Voice Care


  • Mary Underwood, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Jill Swanson, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Rebecca Unzicker, MS, CCC-SLP



ENT patient Jana McGuire with her sister, Jeni.

Voice Conditions

  • Vocal fold nodules/polyps/cysts/granulomas
  • Chronic laryngitis
  • Vocal cord dysfunction
  • Singer's voice problems
  • Vocal cord paralysis/paresis
  • Muscle tension dysphonia
  • Vocal fold hemorrhage
  • Spasmodic dysphonia
  • Sulcus vocalis
  • Vocal fold HPV/papillomas
  • Vocal fold Intubation Injuries
  • Acid reflux disease
  • Aging voice
  • Voice and swallowing deficits related to Parkinson's Disease
  • Head and neck cancer voice and swallowing disorders

Every voice and swallowing disorder is different – so a customized treatment plan could include any of the following:

  • Videostroboscopy for voice evaluation
  • Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Medical treatments, including Botox
  • Surgical treatments, including microsurgery, thyroplasty and endoscopic treatment for laryngeal cancer
  • Endoscopic treatment of Zenker's Diverticulum
  • Speech therapy for voice and swallowing disorders
  • Voice therapy for singers, teachers and voice professionals
  • Vocal cord dysfunction therapy
  • Pre/post-operative teaching
  • Voice amplification training
  • Voice and swallowing rehabilitation after cancer treatment
  • LSVT/LOUD for Parkinson's Disease

Voice and Swallowing Care Specialists

Mary Underwood, MA, CCC-SLP
School: Creighton University, BA; University of Iowa, MA
Specialty: Voice Disorders, The Singer’s Voice, Certified Clinician LSVT/LOUD for PD
Jill Swanson, MS, CCC-SLP
School: Gustavus Aldolphus College, BA; Idaho State University, MS
Head and Neck Cancer, Dysphagia - Modified Barium Swallow Studies
Rebecca Unzicker, MS, CCC-SLP
School: University of South Dakota, BA; University of Nebraska-Omaha; MS
Specialty: Head and Neck Cancer, Dysphagia - Modified Barium Swallow Studies