A microlaryngoscopy is performed under brief anesthesia and involves the insertion of an endoscope through the nose and into the throat. If swelling is present, the surgeon will perform a biopsy (take a tissue sample) inside the larynx. Since only a tiny piece of tissue is removed, stitches are not necessary. If lesions are present, they will also need to be removed.
Surgery takes approximately 15 minutes, with most patients ready to leave 2 hours after arrival.
Voice rest is usually recommended for 24 hours.
Out of town patients are cleared for travel the next day. No follow-up is necessary unless otherwise recommended.
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