Providing the highest standard of ENT care in Singapore and the region.
Senior ENT surgeons with internationally-recognised fellowship training.
4 Clinics conveniently located in Orchard, Napier Road, Thomson, and Joo Chiat.
When Do I Need Nasolaryngoscopy?
Nasolaryngoscopy is typically the first few diagnostic tests your doctor may perform when trying to determine the causes of your nose and throat conditions.
Some of the symptoms that may indicate the need for nasolaryngoscopy include:
Change or loss of voice
Pain or discomfort in the throat
Blood stained phlegm
Difficulty or pain when swallowing
Chronic sneezing or coughing
Runny or stuffy nose
What Is Nasolaryngoscopy?
Nasolaryngoscopy is an examination of your nose and throat using a thin, flexible instrument with a lighted camera at the tip, also called an endoscope.
What To Expect Afterwards?
Following nasolaryngoscopy, your doctor may likely be able to confirm a diagnosis and determine the root cause of your throat or nose condition. They may then proceed to discuss with you the various treatment options available to treat your condition.
If your doctor is still unable to determine the causes of your problems, additional diagnostic tests may be performed.
For Singaporeans & Singapore Permanent Residents
Insurance & Medisave Partners
Certain ENT procedures are claimable under Medisave, and the exact amount would depend on the procedure. For more information, please speak to our friendly clinic staff about using your insurance plan, Integrated Shield Plan, or Medisave.
What Happens During Nasolaryngoscopy?
Nasolaryngoscopy is a quick and painless procedure.
Your doctor will first apply a nasal spray containing an anaesthetic and decongestant to your nose to numb your nasal lining. They will then gently insert the endoscope through your nasal passages down into your throat and voice box. As part of the diagnostic evaluation, your doctor may ask you to produce various sounds with your voice box to assess the movement of the vocal cords.
Typically, there will be a monitor at the side for your doctor to clearly explain your condition as they slowly inspect your nasal passages and throat.
For a detailed assessment of your vocal box function, your doctor may perform a laryngeal videostroboscopy. This procedure involves attaching a small microphone to your neck to obtain a slow-motion view of your voice box as you produce various sounds.
Our Main Clinic
Feel free to drop by our clinic and meet our specialist
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre 3 Mount Elizabeth #09-03, Singapore 228510
Other Practice Locations
Gleneagles Medical Centre
6 Napier Road #03-12 Singapore 258499
Frequently Asked Questions
What can nasolaryngoscopy detect?
Nasolaryngoscopy may detect the following nose and throat conditions:
- Chronic sinusitis
- Chronic rhinitis
- Polyps and nodules
- Nose or throat trauma
Is nasolaryngoscopy safe?
Nasolaryngoscopy is generally safe as no incisions are required to examine your nose and throat. A local anaesthetic will typically be administered before the procedure to reduce any pain when the endoscope is inserted through your nasal passages.