Doctors Backous, Anstead and Clinkscales are now seeing patients in the Seattle area at 515 Minor Ave, Suite 140, Seattle, WA 98104.

We are uniquely suited to address your voice and swallowing disorder needs.

Puget Sound ENT offers patients expert examination and management of voice and swallowing disorders. Our highly skilled physicians take great care in providing the best treatment for patients with voice disorders such as laryngitis, chronic cough, benign vocal fold lesions, laryngeal tumors and dysplasia, laryngopharyngeal reflux, vocal fold atrophy and more.

Our physicians also evaluate and treat a multitude of swallowing disorders, including fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing and more.

Our experienced surgeons are trained to improve the quality and function of your voice and swallowing and believe that when you choose Puget Sound ENT, you’re going to receive the very best skill and care available in the Pacific Northwest.

Whether you’re seeking care due to a neurological disorder (such as a stroke or Parkinson’s disease), head and neck cancer, pulmonary disease, growths, overuse or post-surgical effects, we promise to keep your unique medical requirements top of mind, and work alongside you, our patient, to ensure you receive exemplary surgical precision and care.

Expect highly skilled physicians and proven results specific to each patient’s needs.
We understand the importance of restoring and improving the ability to talk, eat and breathe.
Our surgeons are board certified both in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery making us uniquely suited to address a wide range of concerns.
With two accessible locations in Edmonds and Mill Creek, we schedule patient appointments as soon as possible, maintain open communication lines, provide 24-hour support to established and post-surgical patients.


What are some of the symptoms of a voice and swallowing disorder?

Disorders concerning your voice or swallowing can have a serious impact on your daily life. Common symptoms for voice disorders may include hoarseness, strain, pitch breaks, throat pain, recurring voice loss, inability to speak at a louder volume, frequent cough or running out of air when speaking. Common symptoms for swallowing disorders may include, gagging, coughing, choking, painful swallowing, weight loss or lung infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia.

What is the recovery time like for voice and swallowing treatment?

Every patient is unique and will experience a different recovery timeline based on factors like the treatment or therapy plan, or factors such as genetics, diet, lifestyle, and pre-existing health conditions. At Puget Sound ENT, we will outline a recovery plan unique to your surgical and health needs. Be sure to follow all treatment and postoperative instructions and come in for follow-up appointments so we can ensure you’re healing and progressing as expected.

What happens during a consultation to discuss voice and swallowing disorders?

One of our experienced physicians will personally meet with you during the consultation. He or she will examine and evaluate you, then explain the treatment options from beginning to end. This explanation will include what type of therapy will be best suited for your needs or if surgery is required, our physicians will provide an explanation of the surgical technique he or she will use, where the surgery will be performed, what type of anesthesia will be administered, and a step-by-step explanation of what the recovery will be like. You will be contacted by the surgical coordinator who will explain the scheduling details and cost.

The best patient care is put into practice every day at Puget Sound ENT — we consider it a privilege to serve you.
Edmonds Center for Outpatient Surgery (ECOS)

7320 216th St SW

Suite 140

Edmonds, WA 98026

425-673-3750 Directions

76th Professional Commons
21911 76th Ave W
Suite 211
Edmonds, WA 98026

Fax: (425) 670-6718
Alt Fax: (425) 670-6719
1 (425) 775-6651 Directions
Mill Creek

Swedish Mill Creek Medical Center
13020 Meridian Ave S, 2nd Floor
Everett, WA 98208

Fax: (425) 670-6718
Alt Fax: (425) 670-6719
1 (425) 337-4810 Directions

Ear Nose Throat & Allergy Associates
104 27th Ave SE
Puyallup, WA 98374
*Dr. Backous only

1 (253) 770-9000 Directions
Minor & James (Center for Specialty Surgery)

First Hill Medical Building

515 Minor Ave (on the corner of Minor & James)

Suite 130

Seattle, WA 98104