Dr. Mandel Sher recently presented a seminar on Rhinolaryngoscopy at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology in Los Angeles, California. Rhinolaryngoscopy is an advanced diagnostic tool used to identify the underlying cause of Chronic Cough. Dr. Mandel Sher is specially trained in Rhinolaryngoscopy and one of the few doctors in the Tampa Bay area who uses rhinolaryngoscopy in the office to make a firm diagnosis of Chronic Cough or Upper Airway Disease.
“Rhinolaryngoscopy is in invaluable diagnostic tool for identifying the triggers and causes of chronic cough and upper airway disease” stated Dr. Sher. Dr. Sher has performed thousands of rhinoscopies in Center for Cough and regularly teaches other physicians how to perform rhinolaryngoscopy. Endoscopy or rhinolaryngoscopy of the nasal and sinus structures, back of throat and the voicebox (larynx and vocal cords) is an advanced diagnostic tool that enables Dr. Sher to clearly see sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, nasal polyps, deviated septum, infected or enlarged adenoids, layrngopharyngeal reflux (stomach acid attacking the voice box), vocal cord nodules and polyps, and “dancing” vocal cords – a sign of neurogenic cause of chronic cough.
This simple and relatively non-invasive procedure is a cornerstone of the diagnostic approach used by the Center for Cough. Diagnostic precision of underlying cause of Chronic Cough is the first step to Dr. Sher developing an effective cough treatment plan for each patient.
Dr. Sher and his colleague, Dr. Gary Stadtmauer of CityAllergy in New York, New York collaborated on this program.