October 14, 2016

Laser Procedures

Laser Surgery

Lasers are frequently used to treat vocal cord, throat, and airway disorders. Dr. King has extensive training in the use of a variety of laser types to treat laryngeal and tracheal lesions. Advanced technology has made possible minimally invasive techniques that are sometimes carried out under local anesthesia (without sedation) in the Summit Office in Broomfield. Dr. King is the only ENT surgeon in the state of Colorado performing these procedures without sedation in the office setting.

Office-based procedures Dr. King performs under local anesthesia include:

  • Laser ablation of benign and malignant lesions of the larynx & trachea
  • Laser ablation and endoscopic balloon dilation of laryngeal and tracheal stenosis (narrowing)
  • Endoscopic biopsies of the larynx, trachea & esophagus
  • Vocal cord injection augmentation for vocal cord paralysis
  • Vocal cord Botox® injections for the treatment of Spasmodic Dysphonia and laryngeal tremors
  • Trans-nasal Esophagoscopy (TNE)

Peak ENT is equipped with state-of-the art equipment to treat a variety of voice, airway and swallowing disorders. Both our Summit and Golden offices house new digital endoscopic scopes and tools that help make diagnoses that otherwise may be missed with traditional fiberoptic equipment. Digital video recordings for detailed stroboscopy (voice analysis) and esophagoscopy can be done in the office.

Digital endoscopes not only offer impeccable diagnostic imaging, they have the advantage of serving a therapeutic role as well. Our scopes are equipped with working channels that enable Dr. King to perform minimally invasive in-office procedures that previously had to be carried out in the operating room under general anesthesia (full sedation).

Dr. King specializes in performing procedures under local anesthesia without sedation. Peak ENT is truly unique in offering our patients a variety of procedures without the added risks and recovery time that come with general anesthesia. Only a few major medical centers around the country have the equipment and expertise needed to carry out the same procedures that Dr. King performs in Broomfield and Golden facilities. In fact, he is the only physician in Colorado to offer non-sedated, minimally invasive laser surgeries of the larynx and upper airway.