The articles and publications in this section are organized into six categories. Almost all of these papers were published in peer-reviewed medical journals; but in addition a few key abstracts, book chapters, and manuscripts are included.
A layman’s synopsis (summary) precedes the full, printable (PDF) version of each article. Highlighted in the “ACID REFLUX” section are Dr. Koufman’s most important landmark and ground-breaking reflux papers.
I. ACID REFLUX (Groundbreaking scientific articles on laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), silent reflux)
III. MINIMALLY-INVASIVE SURGERY (Office-based laryngeal laser surgery and transnasal esophagoscopy)
IV. VOICE DISORDERS (Classification, diagnosis, treatment)
V. VOICE REHABILITATION SURGERY (Laryngeal, vocal cord, and tracheal surgery)
VI. TRACHEAL SHAVE: Ideally, this procedure should be performed by a laryngologist, not a plastic surgeon, with direct visualization of the vocal cords during the surgery. This technique allows maximum cartilage removal while minimizing the risk to the voice (vocal cord) damage.