Laryngeal video stroboscopy
Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix
1012 E. Willetta St.
Phoenix, AZ 85006
The majority of patients with disorders of the larynx (throat) and voice suffer from infectious and non-infectious inflammatory conditions. The typical signs and symptoms of inflammation are swelling, redness and, sometimes, discomfort or pain.
How does your voice sound?
- Is it weak?
- Is it hoarse?
- Is it tight?
- Is it strained?
- Is it quiet?
- Do you lose your voice?
If your answer to any of these questions is “yes,” the highly trained speech language pathologists at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix can help.
We have a laryngeal videoendoscopic stroboscopy (LVS), which is the gold-standard method of visualizing the vocal folds. Among its advantages:
- Provides approximately 65 percent greater magnification than a flexible nasendoscope with halogen light source.
- Provides a simulated slow-motion view of the true vocal folds as they vibrate.
- Makes it easier to detect potentially malignant lesions that could be missed using laryngeal mirror or nasoendoscopy and halogen light.
- Allows for improved identification and differential diagnosis of lesions.
Our exams are painless, require no anesthesia and are reviewed with the patient and family members.
How do you schedule a stroboscopy?
- Your physician must submit a written prescription documenting the procedure and the diagnosis.
- The physician’s office may also need to obtain insurance authorization for patients.
- The prescription can be faxed to (602) 839-6200 to schedule the procedure.
- The Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix schedulers will contact the patient to schedule an appointment date/time.