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Surgical Services

Dr. Arviso provides a number of surgical services to treat diseases of the vocal folds. Below are a few examples:

  • Laryngoscopy is done in the operating room with use of a microscope for magnification. Many different surgeries may be done via this approach.
    • Microphonosurgery for removal of benign vocal fold lesions to preserve normal tissue and vocal quality
    • CO2 or KTP laser treatment of laryngeal lesions
    • Injection augmentation or laryngoplasty to improve position of a paralyzed or weak vocal fold
    • Airway surgery to improve and dilate any scar in the larynx or upper trachea
  • Vocal fold repositioning surgery, or thyroplasty, is a surgery done to move a paralyzed or weak vocal fold to a better position to improve the voice.


Speech Services

  • Videostroboscopy (both rigid and flexible endoscopy) providing most detailed study of function of larynx
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Nasopharyngoscopy
  • Chronic Cough Evaluation and Therapy
  • Comprehensive Voice Evaluation including software-based voice analysis
  • Care of the professional speaking voice
  • Voice therapy
  • Chronic cough evaluation and therapy
  • Vocal cord dysfunction/paradoxical vocal fold motion evaluation and treatment
  • Lee Silverman voice treatment (LSVT)
  • Swallowing/dysphagia evaluation
  • Management of airway and swallowing problems
  • Singing voice rehabilitation