Laryngeal video stroboscopy
Banner Good Samaritan Rehabilitation Institute
1012 E. Willetta St.
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Some patients may experience difficulty producing voice. 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,” our highly trained speech language pathologists can help.
At Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, we have a laryngeal videoendoscopic stroboscopy (LVS), which is the gold-standard method of visualizing the vocal folds. Its advantages are:
- 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. Patients are invited to bring a videotape and our pathologists can make a copy of the exam for you during your appointment.
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.
- Our Banner Good Samaritan schedulers will contact the patient to schedule an appointment date/time.