A big advantage of injection laryngoplasty as an office-based procedure is that it is not equipment-intensive.
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The indications for unsedated transnasal flexible laryngoscopy and biopsy are really very broad. We use this as a substitute for intraoperative direct laryngoscopy and biopsy under general anesthesia. – -Jonathan Aviv, MD
You probably have most of the equipment already, so the main cost after that is the injection materials, Dr. Amin said. And remember, most insurance will not cover the injection materials. I have the patient pay for them. I give them two options-go into the operating room where the injection materials are paid for, or do it in the office and they pay for the injection material. Most of them would rather pay and have it done in the office.
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