Mr Olarinde (Consultant Ear Nose & Throat Surgeon) is now able to perform an endoscopic examination of the throat at the Chatsworth Suite, Chesterfield in North Derbyshire. Patients now no longer need to travel to Sheffield, Derby or Nottingham to have this procedure done.

Flexible laryngoscopy is a short procedure lasting one to two minutes to look down the throat and voice box. It is carried out with the patient sat in a chair with or without a local anaesthetic sprayed in the nose. This is a valuable (and many times necessary) procedure to investigate patients with hoarseness, difficulty swallowing or the feeling of a lump in the throat as there is a limit to what can be seen by a simple examination of the throat by asking a patient to open their mouth.

A tiny flexible telescope (the size of a laptop charging cable) is inserted into the nose to a level just above the vocal cords. A thorough examination of the throat and voice box can be done in about a minute or two. For professional voice users such as singers, vocalists, teachers, public speakers, clergy, salespeople, telemarketers, and receptionists a little more time may be required for detailed examination of how the vocal cords are moving as you speak. This may take up to three minutes. A video recording and still pictures of the examination can be taken. The results of the examination are discussed with you right away by Mr Olarinde.

Mr Olarinde’s office can be contacted on 0114 321 6522 or by email at contact@entsheffield.co.uk.