Jefferson University Hospitals


A precise type of surgery used in the diagnosis and removal of various lesions of the vocal folds to restore a normal voice is known as microlaryngoscopy.

What Does Microlaryngoscopy Involve?

In microlaryngoscopy, a microscope is used to examine, biopsy and operate on the vocal folds while images are being recorded. During this procedure, you will be asleep under general anesthesia. It typically takes less than one hour, and you can expect to go home the same day.

Our specialists in voice and swallowing will advise you of the precautionary measures you will need to take post-surgery.

Why Choose Jefferson for Voice & Swallowing Disorders Treatment in Philadelphia?

The Jefferson Voice and Swallowing Center, housed within the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, provides comprehensive state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment of disorders affecting the voice and swallowing. The Center is also known for treating many theatrical performers in the Philadelphia region, as well as visiting professional singers and musicians.

In addition, the Center has developed an innovative program of short interval postoperative voice rest and early voice rehabilitation to allow many patients a rapid return to work and performing.