2297.9 miles away
Fax: 206-215-1771
Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The caring providers at Swedish Otolaryngology – First Hill use a team approach to improve your ear, nose and throat health.

Depending on your health needs, your care team might include:

  • Board-certified otolaryngologists
  • Certified audiologists
  • Certified speech therapists
  • Experienced nurses both in and out of the operating room
  • Knowledgeable surgical technicians

Every team member is dedicated to giving you the very best care. We understand that ear, nose and throat conditions can affect your ability to breath, communicate, eat, sleep and complete other daily activities. We strive to help you improve your quality of life and enjoy better health.

To help you achieve better health, we offer the latest, evidence-based care. Whenever possible, we use minimally invasive techniques which have fewer risks and a faster recovery time than traditional surgeries so you can spend less time in the hospital and more time doing what you love.

Our team of experts cares for a wide range of conditions that affect the ear, nose, throat, sinuses and other structures in the head and neck. We commonly treat conditions such as:

  • Allergies
  • Balance problems
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Hearing disorders
  • Laryngopharyngeal reflux
  • Nasal fracture
  • Parathyroid cancer
  • Sleep apnea
  • Snoring
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Voice disorders
Treatments and services

We provide comprehensive treatment options, including the latest minimally invasive surgeries, hearing assistive devices and evidence-based therapies, including:

  • Balloon sinuplasty
  • Cochlear implants and hearing aids
  • Custom earplugs and hearing protection
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Laryngeal Botox injection
  • Laryngeal microsurgery
  • Laser or cautery assisted uvulopalatoplasty
  • Mastoidectomy/tympanoplasty
  • Myringotomy and tube placement
  • Parotidectomy
  • Phonosurgery
  • Pillar implant
  • Somnoplasty
  • Septoplasty and turbinate reduction
  • Speech and swallowing therapy
  • Thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
Diagnostic testing

We use advanced diagnostic tools, like endoscopic evaluations, to ensure you get the right diagnosis and the right care. Your care team might recommend one or more of these tests:

  • Allergy testing
  • Computed tomography (CT) scans
  • Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing test
  • Hearing tests
  • Laryngeal electromyography
  • Laryngeal function studies
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Microsuspension direct laryngoscopy
  • Modified barium swallow study
  • Voice analysis
  • Videostroboscopy

We specialize in the evaluation and management of voice, swallowing and airway disorders. These include services for patients with professional voice demands, voice misuse and abuse, recurrent laryngitis, spasmodic dysphonia, vocal cord paralysis, the aging voice, cancer of the larynx, benign vocal cord lesions, and neurological speech and swallowing difficulties related to conditions such as Parkinson's disease.

Our team will evaluate and provide diagnoses and treatment for a wide range of voice, swallowing and airway disorders including:

  • Vocal cord paralysis (unilateral or bilateral)
  • Movement disorders including spasmodic dysphonia
  • Vocal cord lesions
  • Laryngeal or tracheal stenosis
  • Laryngeal fractures or trauma
  • Zenker’s diverticulum
  • Cricopharyngeal disorder
  • Vocal cord dysfunction
  • GERD

  • Videostroboscopy
  • Voice analysis
  • Laryngeal function studies
  • Phonosurgery
  • Laryngeal EMG
  • Botox injection
  • Modified barium swallow study
  • Voice therapy
  • Swallowing therapy
  • FEES
  • Injection laryngoplasty

At your first visit we’ll take a detailed history review any previous testing you’ve had. The physician will examine your head and neck, followed by one or more diagnostic procedures to evaluate your throat, depending on your presenting signs and symptoms.

Please bring any outside records including radiographic studies (CT, MBS, etc.) related to your condition. Also, please bring a complete medication list or the medications themselves.

Patient forms

To help your first appointment with us go smoothly and reduce your wait time, please fill out our new patient information below. If you can’t print out these documents, we can provide them for you in the office. If you have any questions, please call the clinic.

In addition to the new patient packet, please fill out the forms below if you are having an audiology or allergy evaluation.

Audiology evaluation
Allergy evaluation
Patient education

Our goal is to help you better understand your health and your treatment options. To help prepare you for your treatment and recovery, please review the appropriate handout below.