The Highest Level of Excellence

Board-certified in Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery and fellowship-trained in Laryngeal Surgery by renowned surgeon Dr. Steven Zeitels, Dr. Barbu is without a doubt one of the premiere laryngeal surgeons in the country. Whether performing surgery in-office or in-hospital, Dr. Barbu delivers the highest level of surgical excellence.

In-Office Surgery

Office-based surgical procedures give patients the maximum control over their lives. Professional expertise, combined with the highest level of convenience and safety, allow the convenience of walk-in/same-day office surgery without ever needing another general anesthetic. Dr. Barbu and her team will discuss with you if in-office surgery of your laryngeal problem is the right fit for you. Some of the in-office procedures we perform on a regular basis include:


  • Laser treatment of laryngeal disorders using the photoangiolytic KTP laser
  • Therapeutic injections
  • Office biopsies (when indicated, based on best treatment plan conversation with Dr. Barbu)

In-Hospital Surgery

Some conditions are complex enough that they must be performed in a traditional hospital surgical suite. Dr. Barbu has extensive experience in this arena, having performed surgeries in the country’s top hospitals. In-hospital surgical procedures are typically:

  • Phonomicrosurgery
    • Using a microscope and special fine instruments (with or without the laser) to treat the smallest of lesions on the vocal cords
  • Minimally-Invasive Endoscopic Surgery
    • Photoangiolytic KTP laser surgery
    • Voice Preservation surgery
    • Voice Restoration Surgery
    • Airway Stenosis Management
  • Endoscopic Surgery for Cancer
  • Framework Surgery for Vocal Cord Paralysis