Voice & Swallowing

Dr. Ashli O'Rourke

MUSC Health Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) is committed to providing the highest quality care for illnesses and injuries related to the voice box (larynx), upper airway, and digestive tract. We would be pleased to assist you or your loved ones and invite you to call us at 843-792-3531 to schedule an appointment with our team.

Who We Are

The MUSC Health Evelyn Trammell Institute for Voice and Swallowing (ETIVS) is the first and only Center in South Carolina to provide comprehensive evaluation and management of voice, airway, and swallowing concerns for both adults and children.

Our Difference

The ETIVS has fellowship trained physicians and experienced speech-language pathologists with state of the art knowledge and technology to treat the breadth of voice, airway, and swallowing disorders. Because we specialize in this area, we offer superior experience and expertise not available anywhere else in the region.

Teaching & Education

MUSC Health ENT is committed to growing public awareness of voice and swallowing disorders through teaching and education. Clinical research is a vital component of the ETIVS and includes the study of novel diagnostics and therapeutics for complex swallowing disorders and complex airway and voice disorders.

Conditions we treat include

  • Airway stenosis or narrowing
  • Breathing disorders
  • Chronic cough
  • Dysphagia (swallowing disorders)
  • Esophageal dysphagia
  • Globus
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Neurological disorders
  • Professional/Performing Voice Disorders
  • Performing Arts Medicine
  • Reflux
  • Tracheostomy tube dependency
  • Voice disorders
  • Vocal Fold/Cord Paralysis

Services we offer include


  • Botox injections (medical for laryngeal, voice and swallowing disorders)
  • Laryngeal injection and augmentation procedure
  • Laryngeal laser treatments
  • Laryngeal electromyography
  • Laryngeal stroboscopy and high resolution evaluation of laryngeal function
  • Medical and surgical treatment of voice disorders and paralysis
  • State of the art therapies for voice and neurologic voice disorders


  • Flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing
  • High resolution manometry
  • Modified barium swallow studies
  • pH testing
  • State of the art therapies for swallowing

Our highly skilled Speech Language Pathologists collaborate with world renowned physicians in the following interdisciplinary clinics for patients:

  • Airway & Aspiration Clinic
  • ALS Clinic
  • Autism Clinic
  • Brain Tumor Clinic
  • Cochlear Implant Clinic
  • Craniofacial Clinic
  • Down Syndrome Clinic
  • Epilepsy Clinic
  • Head & Neck Tumor Clinic
  • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Clinic


ENT East Cooper

East Cooper Medical Pavilion

1600 Midtown Avenue

Floor: 2

Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Scheduling: 843-792-3531

ENT at Rutledge Tower

Rutledge Tower

135 Rutledge Avenue

MSC Code: 550

Charleston, SC 29425

Scheduling: 843-792-3531

The Mission

The establishment of the MUSC Health ENT Evelyn Trammell Institute for Voice and Swallowing was made possible through the generous support of the Mark and Evelyn Trammell Foundation of Atlanta.