Lee Akst, M.D., specializes in treating the larynx (voicebox) particularly in the treatment of voice and swallowing disorders. He is a leading laryngologist in office-based procedures such as focal fold injections, pulsed KTP laser treatment and pharyngeal pH probes.
Dr. Akst also performs pulsed laser procedures in the operating room which is a strong focus of his practice. Pulsed laser procedures allow for subspecialized care of laryngeal papillomas, laryngeal dysphasia and treatment of early vocal cord cancers while preserving the quality and strength of the voice.
Dr. Akst serves on a national committee focused on voice, laryngology/brocho-esophagology education and an active member of the American Laryngological Association, the American Bronch-Ephagological Association and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
His research interests include the development of robotic laryngeal surgery, the study of voice and swallowing outcomes following neuro-otological skull base procedures and the advancement of pulsed lasers for treatment of laryngeal diseases.