DELIN TRONCOSO, MS, CCC
Ms. Troncoso is a state-licensed and certified professional specially trained in Laryngeal Videostroboscopy, an endoscopic procedure for the evaluation of laryngeal function. We offer Laryngeal Videostroboscopy testing at the following offices:
What is a Laryngeal Videostroboscopy (LV)?
Laryngeal Videostroboscopy is a painless, office-based, state-of-the-art procedure that provides real-time visualization and digital documentation of upper airway and laryngeal anatomy and function. The procedure allows for a magnified examination of vocal fold movement and structures in what appears to be slow motion. Digital documentation is reviewed with the patient.
Who is a candidate for an LV?
Anyone who is experiencing intermittent or chronic voice problems such as:
- Hoarseness, breathy or weak voice, vocal fatigue or strain, decreased or loss of vocal range.
- Discomfort, tightness, pain while talking, or burning in the throat.
- Sensation of “something in the throat.”
- Feeling the need to clear the throat or cough frequently.
- Symptoms caused by acid reflux such as throat clearing or constant feeling of thick phlegm in the throat.
How is an LV performed?
Videostroboscopy is performed with a small rigid or flexible fiber-optic instrument (about the diameter of an ink pen) that is held in the mouth allowing visualization and recording of the vocal cords and larynx (voice box).
- It does NOT go down the throat.
- The patient is asked to repeat a sound or word.
- The examination is NOT painful and takes approximately 2-3 minutes.
What are the benefits of an LV?
- Outpatient procedure.
- No pre-procedure preparation.
- No post-procedure discomfort.
- No companion needed.
- Immediate results. The video is reviewed with the patient during the appointment.