Services at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center  

Laryngeal video stroboscopy

 

Banner Good Samaritan Rehabilitation Institute
1012 E. Willetta St.
Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 839-2317

Voice DisordersSome 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.
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
1111 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 839-2000
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