While the patient is deep asleep and pain-free (general anesthesia), lasers are used to burn away tumors or lesions, which are passed down the laryngoscope. Patients can often go home the same or following day after laryngoscopy.
Review Date 8/1/2017
Updated by: Ashutosh Kacker, MD, FACS, Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Attending Otolaryngologist, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.