Ventilation during microlaryngoscopy previously included jet ventilation, microlaryngeal endotracheal tubes, and extended apnea. Historically, apneic oxygenation provided a tubeless field but limited operative time. Increased utilization of high-flow nasal cannula in intensive care units and operating rooms has created new opportunities to expand tubeless microlaryngoscopy. Although few studies have described high-flow nasal cannula for microlaryngoscopy, there remains much to be explored. In this case report, we describe the unique setting of utilizing high-flow nasal cannula in a spontaneously breathing patient to create an optimal tubeless surgical field for both microlaryngoscopy and vocal cord electromyography.