If you’re experiencing any of the following chronic or intermittent voice problems, talk to your SFENTA physician about a videostroboscopy:
Your videostroboscopy will be done in the comfort of our office with either a flexible or rigid endoscope.
If a rigid endoscope is used, a thin metal rod will be inserted toward the back of your mouth. If your doctor recommends a flexible endoscope, he or she will administer a local anesthetic and pass the instrument through the nose and into the throat, just above the vocal cords.
From both of these positions, your ear, nose and throat doctor will be able to clearly view your vocal cords. You will then be asked to produce a variety of sounds at different volumes while the endoscope records the exam. Though mildly uncomfortable, the test isn’t painful at all and lasts approximately three minutes.
Once the test is complete, your SFENTA physician will review the video to evaluate your vocal cords for signs of disease and dysfunction. The following conditions can be diagnosed with this test:
Videostroboscopy is a safe, state-of-the-art technology that can help diagnose a wide range of voice disorders. Contact SFENTA today to schedule an appointment.
- Most insurance plans accepted -