Otolaryngology

Physicians who specialize in otolaryngology focus on issues related to the ears, nose, and throat. Often times they work with children treating persistent ear, nose and throat conditions. Adults usually seek an ENT doctor for a sinus infection, age related hearing loss, and cancers in these regions.

Some common procedures include:

Balloon Sinuplasty
This is a safe and effective procedure for those suffering from chronic sinusitis who are not responding well to medications and are looking for relief from painful and uncomfortable sinusitis symptoms.

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
This is used to remove small amounts of bone or other material blocking the sinus openings and to remove growths. This is done with local or general anesthesia and takes anywhere between 30-90 minutes.

Adenoidectomy
This is the removal of the adenoids.

Tonsillectomy
This is the surgical removal of the tonsils, and sometimes the adenoid glands.

Myringotomy
Fluid is released from behind the eardrum with a small incision to the eardrum itself. Sometimes a semi-permanent tube is inserted.

Tympanoplasty
This is the surgical repair of the eardrum with placement of a graft.

Laryngoscopy
This is an a way for your doctor to look at the back of your throat, voice box (larynx), and vocal cords with a scope. A laryngoscope may be used as a surgical procedure to remove foreign objects, collect tissue samples, remove polyps from the vocal cords, or perform laser treatment.