Patients will be asked to fill out a detailed voice history and general medical history questionnaires. Please have these filled out completely prior to your appointment in order to ensure that we keep our appointments timely.
You will meet Dr. Lindsey Arviso and possibly, Kim Coker, SLP. Dr. Arviso will perform a full voice history and detailed head and neck exam. You will then have a procedure to evaluate and record the appearance and movement of your voice box called videostroboscopy. This is essential for a thorough assessment of any voice disorder. Videostroboscopy may be completed with a scope in your mouth or through your nose.
By the end of your evaluation, you will understand the nature of your voice problem, and the potential roles of pharmacologic, voice therapy, and surgical intervention. Additional workup may be necessary.