Fiberoptic digital laryngoscopy
Digital technology allows for improved visualization and treatment of the difficult to see areas on the head and neck examination. Ability to record and review this portion of the examination is crucial to physician stability to diagnose and treat her patients. Digital recording capability greatly improves physician-patient communication and treatment compliance. Here it APEX Sinus Center would believe that the patient education is crucial to improved treatment quality outcomes.
Vocal cord evaluation by video stroboscopy
Stroboscopy is a sophisticated way of using fiberoptic camera in conjunction with variable frequency extremely bright Xenon light to examine structure and function of vocal cords. It is used in professional voice analysis as well as for patient with hoarseness, weakness and voice or cough.
It is a simple office procedure in which physician has the ability to “slow-down” rapid movement of the vocal cords and examined them in a real-time.
Evaluation of swallowing
Patient is complaining of throat discomfort, frequent coughing during meals or sensation of “food sticking in their throat” can be evaluated endoscopically by observing muscle coordination, laryngeal function during process of swallowing. This again is a straightforward procedure in which patients are given different consistency foods and are endoscopically monitored.
Transnasal esophagoscopy TNE is a way to the examine esophagus in an office setting. It is performed under topical anesthesia and does not require IV sedation.