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Fibre Optic Laryngoscopy (FOL) Procedure


Fibre Optic Laryngoscopy (FOL) Procedure Price Starting at Rs. 1,500

What are the different types of Laryngoscopy?

How to prepare for Laryngoscopy?


What is Laryngoscopy?

Laryngoscopy is an examination that lets the doctor to look at the back of your throat, your larynx (voice box), and vocal cords with a scope known as laryngoscope.


What are the different types of Laryngoscopy?

Indirect Laryngoscopy: indirect Laryngoscopy is done in a doctor’s office using a small hand mirror held at the back of the throat. Your doctor shines a light in your mouth and wears a mirror on his / her head to reflect light to the back of your throat. Some doctors nowadays use headgear with a bright light. Indirect Laryngoscopy is not done as much now because flexible laryngoscopes let the doctor to see better and are more comfortable for the patient.

Direct Fibre-optic (Flexible or rigid ) Laryngoscopy: Direct Fibre optic Laryngoscopy (FOL) lets the doctor to see deeper into your throat. The laryngoscope is either flexible or rigid. Flexible laryngoscopes show the throat better and are more comfortable for the patient. Rigid laryngoscopes are often used in surgery.


Why the Laryngoscopy procedure is done?

An indirect or direct laryngoscopy (FOL) is done to:

  • Find the cause of voice problems, such as a breathy voice, hoarse voice, weak voice, or no voice
  • Find the cause of throat and ear pain
  • Find the cause for trouble swallowing, a feeling of a lump in the throat, or mucus with blood in it
  • Check injuries to the throat, strictures (narrowing of the throat), or blockages in the airway
  • Direct rigid laryngoscopy may be used as a surgical procedure to remove foreign objects in the throat, collect tissue sample, and remove ployps from the vocal cords. It may also be used to help find cancer of the larynx (voice box).

How to prepare for Laryngoscopy?

Indirect laryngoscopy and direct flexible laryngoscopy
If you wear dentures, you need to remove them before the laryngoscopy procedure.

Direct Rigid Laryngoscopy
Before a rigid laryngoscopy, tell your doctor if you:

  • Are allergic to any medicines, including anaesthetics
  • Are taking any medicines
  • Have bleeding problems or take blood-thinning medicines
  • Have heart problems
  • Are or might be pregnant
  • Have had any surgery or radiation treatments to your mouth or throat

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Why Patients like DESUN?

Rated as one of India’s best hospitals

  • a) For excellence in quality of medical treatment and hospital services DESUN is the youngest hospital in India to get the prestigious National Accreditation Board for Hospitals (NABH) accreditation from Government of India. World over NABH is considered equivalent to JCAHO (Joint Commission for American Healthcare Organizations) or JCI (Joint Commission International) - the standards followed in US for hospital accreditation. Of more than 1000 hospitals in India who have applied for NABH even after 6 years not even 100 hospitals have been able to achieve the high quality standard required to get NABH accreditation.
    In the lead story of November 2011 issue of National News Magazine THE WEEK “India’s Best Hospitals” were covered based on an All India Survey. DESUN Hospital was included in this prestigious list of “India’s Best Hospitals”.
  • For excellence in quality of routine and Superspecialty pathology testing DESUN Pathology lab has also received the prestigious accreditation from the National Accreditation Board for Laboratories (NABL). In Eastern India only DESUN pathology lab has in-house facilities to perform superspecialty pathology tests like PCR, Flow Cytometry, etc. This benefits DESUN’s patients tremendously and there is practically no waiting time for getting test results when compared to other hospitals in Kolkata who have to send these tests to Mumbai or Delhi and wait for 3 / 4 days for get test results. Thus there is no delay in diagnosis and therefore, prompt and accurate treatment for DESUN’s patients.

Ranked on Top by both West Bengal and Central Government

  • There are only 7 hospitals in West Bengal considered by West Bengal Government as “Class 1 Hospital Service Providers” under the West Bengal Health Scheme – WBHS. DESUN is the first name in this list.
  • There are more than 100 hospitals in Eastern India empanelled by Central Government under Central Government Health Scheme – CGHS. Of these 100 only 2 hospitals have been able to qualify the high standards and have, therefore, been able to achieve the status of “Superspecialty Hospital” by CGHS. DESUN is one of the 2 Superspecialty hospitals categorized by CGHS.

Safest Hospital For Any Operation

  • 2 of the major fears any surgeon has before any operation is that of OT infection and cardiac, heart complications during or after the operation. If OT infections occur or the patient develops cardiac problems even the best surgeon cannot help you. DESUN is the only hospital in Kolkata having STEEL OPERATION THEATERS (Steel OTs) which drastically reduces chances of OT infection. After the surgery the patient is under the best care of doctors and nurses in the post operative phase at DESUN. Also DESUN has the largest Heart Institute in Kolkata to handle any cardiac emergencies during or after the operation.

Specialist Doctors’ Round The Clock

  • With 28 medical departments having in-house specialist doctors any problem during your stay at DESUN can be handled by this specialist doctors’ team 24 hours. You may be admitted for a particular surgery but in the event there are some problems which a specialist needs doctor of another department it is available immediately in-house at DESUN. This facility is often not available at other renowned hospitals.

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