Procedure, part 2
While the patient is deep asleep and pain-free (general anesthesia), lasers are used to burn away tumors or polyps, which are passed down the laryngoscope. Patients can often go home the same or following day after laryngoscopy.
Update Date 10/1/2009
Updated by: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.