Microscopic laryngeal surgery, otherwise known as microlaryngoscopy, is the most precise means of visualizing and operating on the vocal folds. It allows the use of the two most essential tool sets in laryngeal surgery: the operative microscope, and microlaryngeal dissection instruments. Surgery is performed using a laryngoscope, and an instrument is inserted through the mouth, without making any skin incisions.
Microlaryngoscopy is a surgical procedure used for evaluating and removal of various lesions of the vocal folds, including (but not limited to): cancer, cysts, papilloma, polyps.
Microlaryngoscopy is performed under general anesthesia. Patient can go home on the same day. Pain after surgery is very minimal, and rarely require pain relievers for pain management.Complications arising from microscopic laryngeal surgery are rare.