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What is a Videostroboscopy Procedure? (Uses, Indications, and Cost)

By:
Michael P Underbrink, MD
October 11, 2019
October 11, 2019 05:15 PM
laryngoscopy, videostroboscopy

  Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialists provide state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and treat voice disorders. One essential tool they use in the evaluation process is videostroboscopy.   What Is a Videostroboscopy Procedure? A videostroboscopy procedure is a non-invasive exam of your larynx. It's thought to be the gold standard in laryngeal examinations. There are various reasons why you'd be referred for this procedure, including if you're experiencing: Persistent laryngitis Hoarseness Vocal cord dysfunction A foreign or globus body sensation Other vocal complaints… Read More

Laryngoscopy: Types, Procedure, Uses, and Indications

By:
Michael P Underbrink, MD
September 17, 2019
September 17, 2019 04:15 PM
laryngitis, laryngoscopy

  It's essential you keep a healthy larynx since it contains your vocal cords (folds). Air passes through your larynx and over your vocal cords, causing them to vibrate which produces sound. It helps you breathe, talk and swallow. It's positioned at the top of your trachea or windpipe at the back of the throat. It contains your vocal cords that vibrate, making sounds as you speak. Your doctor will use a laryngoscope (a small hand tool) to look into your larynx as well as other surrounding parts of your throat or if they need to insert a tube into your trachea to help you breathe. Laryngoscopy Definition Laryngoscopy definition: Laryngoscopy is a visual exam using a throat scope to view below the back of the throat where your larynx that contains your vocal cords is. It's an efficient procedure to help the doctor discover the cause of:… Read More

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