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A Pharyngoscopy is a procedure that allows the consultant to see first hand into your pharynx, which is a five inch hollow tube starting behind the nose and running down to the eosophagus and trachea. 

Using an endoscope (fibre optic flexible tube used to view into small spaces within the body) your consultant will be able to view three areas:

  • nasal pharynx or nasopharynx - the area located behind the nose

  • oral pharynx or oropharynx - the soft palate (the back of the mouth), the base of the tongue, and the tonsils

  • hypopharynx - the lowest part of the pharynx

This procedure will require a local anaesthetic and you will be able to return home on the same day as the procedure. 

Please do discuss any questions you may have with your consultant prior to the procedure.

This procedure will normally be covered by the medical insurance policy but patients are advised to check with the provider prior to any treatment.

If you are paying for your own treatment all costs will be discussed and explained prior to any treatment taking place. This will be confirmed in writing along with any surgeon fees, anaesthetist fees and hospital charges prior to admission.


The Sefton Suite
Aintree University Hospital
Lower Lane
L9 7AL
Telephone: 0151 330 6551