The Performance and Interpretation of Strobovideolaryngoscopy
The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery endorses the use of strobovideolaryngoscopy as an endoscopic (diagnostic surgical) procedure.
Strobovideolaryngoscopy is an endoscopic (diagnostic surgical) procedure used primarily to establish a medical diagnosis. As such, it should be performed by, or under the direct supervision of, a licensed physician, preferably an otolaryngologist with training in diagnosis and treatment of voice disorders. Once strobovideolaryngoscopy has been performed for a patient and a diagnosis has been established by a physician, it may be appropriate for a certified, licensed speech-language pathologist to perform periodic, follow up strobovideolaryngoscopy to assess functional outcomes of voice therapy as part of voice therapy for the patient with supervision by a licensed physician (otolaryngologist). Follow up strobovideolaryngoscopy for diagnostic purposes must be performed by, or under the supervision of, a licensed physician (otolaryngologist). In all cases, a patient’s initial or only strobovideolaryngoscopy examination must be performed by a licenses physician or under the supervision of a licensed physician and interpreted by a licensed physician.
Approved: March 2007
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