Biopsy or removal of abnormalities of the throat is done under brief general anesthesia using a small examining tube called a laryngoscope. This procedure is also known as a direct laryngoscopy. A micro-laryngoscopy is when a microscope is used through the laryngoscope. There are no external incisions with this procedure.
Surgery takes approximately 15 minutes, with most patients ready to leave 1-2 hours after arrival.
Recovery is quick with minimal to no pain.
Diet can be advanced to normal as soon as possible.
Voice rest is usually recommended for 24 hours.