Re: laragyscopy before thyroid surgery
Well, I used this nasty ENT (the one who actually diagnosed my thyroid cancer, but I didn't use him for my thyroid surgery!). He didn't prepare her or talk to her, just sprayed some saline, and shoved it in, (she had a raspy voice) so she was just in shock, not really gagging, just uncomfortable---not a vomit/gagging type of thing, more of a nose thing, if that makes any sense.
It sounds as if your surgeon is very cautious and careful, so that's great. There are doctors that monitor the vocal chords during surgery with equipment, and maybe you should ask her about that as well.
I hope your surgery goes easy and well, and that you have benign results.