Office Procedures for the Larynx
Certain laryngeal procedures can be done in the office rather than in the operating room, which has several benefits for patients. There is not only a significant time and money saving but also the fact that no general anesthesia is needed.
Common laryngeal procedures, that are often done in the office include biopsies from throat and voice box lesions, KTP laser ablation of polyps, pre-cancerous lesions, and papilloma.
Other procedures that can be done in the office include injections for weak or atrophic vocal folds to improve voice. Dr. Weidenbecher offers a variety of different injectable materials for temporary benefit lasting from weeks to months.
Other conditions that he treats in the office setting include patients with subglottic and tracheal stenosis patients. In particular patients with idiopathic subglottic stenosis can benefit from trans-tracheal steroid injections to reduce scarring.