Ear, Nose & Throat
Our ENT specialists give new meaning to the word “care” to both their patients and their profession.
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Otolaryngology or ENT (ear, nose and throat) is the branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose, throat, and head and neck disorders. Ear, nose or throat problems can occur in any age group or gender. Recommended treatments may include lifestyle changes, medicines, surgery or a combination of these.
BAHA (Bone Anchored Hearing Aids)
A BAHA is a hearing device that is implanted directly into the skull to act as a hearing aid in people who have one-sided hearing loss. It can also be helpful for people who are unable to wear a typical hearing aid.
Ear tubes are placed in adults and children who have problems with chronic or recurrent ear infections, or in patients who have chronic fluid behind the ear drum causing hearing loss. In adults, tubes can often be performed as an in-office procedure, whereas it is most often done under anesthesia in the operating room for small children.
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Functional endoscopic sinus surgery is performed to open the sinus cavities in patients who have problems with chronic sinusitis, facial pain or pressure, sinus headaches, or sinus and nasal polyps. The surgery is performed in the operating room under general anesthesia. It is performed endoscopically through the nostrils, causing no scars to the nose or face.
- Facial Cosmetic Surgery
Septoplasty is a surgery performed to straighten a deviated nasal septum (the cartilage that divides the nose into 2 sides). A deviated septum is bending or bowing of the septum, which can cause problems with nasal congestion, chronic or recurrent sinusitis, or nosebleeds.
Sleep Apnea Surgery
There can be multiple reasons that a person develops sleep apnea. In patients who have problems breathing through their nose at night, septoplasty can help to improve sleep quality and decrease apneic events. Large tonsils and/or excessive soft palate tissue can also contribute, and a procedure called a Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) may help some people to help open the airway while sleeping.
Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy
Tonsillectomy is a procedure to remove the tonsils from the back of the throat. It is performed in children and adults who have problems with chronic or recurrent tonsil infections, or in patients whose tonsils block the airway while sleeping, causing apnea. Adenoidectomy is a procedure to remove the adenoids because of chronic infection or obstruction of nasal breathing. Adenoidectomy is often combined with tonsillectomy and/or ear tubes.
- The Oregon Clinic - Center for Aesthetic Medicine
- American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
- Balance Disorders - Vestibular Disorders Association
- Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo (BPPV) - Patient UK Web site
- Benign Tumors of the Cranial Nerves - Acoustic Neuroma Association
- Bone Anchored Hearing Aids (BAHA) - BAHA Users Support
- Ear Anatomy - Temporal Bone Anatomy
- General Ear and Hearing Information - House Ear Institute
- Meniere's Disease - Meniere's Disease Information
- Tinnitus (Ringing in the ears): About Tinnitus - American Tinnitus Association
- Tinnitus (Ringing in the ears) - Understanding Tinnitus
Mouth and Throat Disorders
- Atlas of Oral Pathology - The University of Iowa
- Pediatric Tonsils/Adenoids - KidsHealth
- Sleep Apnea - National Center on Sleep Disorders Research
- Sleep Apnea - American Sleep Apnea Association
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) - American Family Physician
- Globus Hystericus (the sensation that something is stuck in your throat) - Patient UK
- Temporo-Mandibular Jaw Joint Disorders (TMJ) - The TMJ Association
Nose and Sinus Disorders
Please visit the office location page of your physician to print check-in forms, procedure instructions, medical history forms, and other helpful information. Please call your physician's office if you have any questions.
- Ear Wax Management and Prevention
- Effective Communication
- Frenotomy and Frenectomy
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR)
- Meniere's Disease Diet
- Nose Bleeds (Epistaxis)
- Oral Ulcers
- Ringing in the Ear (Tinnitus)
- Sleep Hygiene
- Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD)
- Vestibular Exercise to Overcome Dizziness
- Vocal Cord Dysfunction