For patients who are experiencing issues with their voice or vocal cords, SFENTA offers voice and vocal cord examinations. This service can benefit patients experiencing vocal changes, vocal polyps, vocal nodules, laryngitis, or vocal paralysis.
How the Examination is Performed
When you arrive at SFENTA for your appointment, you will first meet with one of our vocal specialists. They will ask you to explain your symptoms and may review your medical history. Once your provider understands your symptoms, they will determine the best way to examine the vocal cords.
The examination may be done using a mirror in some patients, while others require a laryngoscope or videostrobolaryngoscopy. These tools will provide your specialist with a more clear view of your vocal cords. The videostrobolaryngoscopy utilizes a small camera located at the tip of the instrument to transmit larger images. After the examination, your provider will discuss anything they found and recommend a proper course of treatment.