Vocal Diagnosis Procedure
Laryngeal Video EndoStroboscopy allows us to observe the appearance of the vocal cords and how they move. Abnormal vocal cord vibration is a major contributor to voice problems. Visualization provides a detailed description to determine if any pathology is present.
Stroboscopy uses a flashing light to create a slow motion view of the vocal cords allowing the identification of possible lesions/masses and/or other abnormalities in vocal cord movement.
The diagnostic information is important in planning specific an efficient voice treatment.
What happens during a LaryngealVideoEndoStroboscopy exam?
The voice therapist will place a very small flexible scope into your nasal passage or the scope will be placed into your mouth for a telescopic view of your larynx while it is in motion. Video and still pictures will be obtained for patient’s review at the conclusion of the session. A numbing agent may be administered for patient comfort if needed. Most patients tolerate this procedure with minimal discomfort.
When will I receive the results?
Following strobe completion, Dr. Davis and Ms. Ozley will review the results of the exam with the patient. They will initiate a plan of care, which may include voice therapy, medication prescriptions, follow up referrals and / or surgical intervention. Your referring physician will receive a copy of the report upon completion.
How do I need to prepare?
There is no preparation required for the exam. You may eat or drink as you wish. You do not need anyone to drive you since there is no sedation included.