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Ear, Nose & Throat Care

Experienced ENT Physicians

Ear, nose, and throat physicians are trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), and related structures of the head and neck.

Their special skills include diagnosing and managing diseases of the sinuses, larynx (voice box), oral cavity and upper pharynx (mouth and throat), as well as structures of the neck and face. They diagnose, treat and manage specialty-specific disorders as well as many primary care problems in both children and adults.

Your team includes board-certified surgeons with expertise in:

  • Ear and thyroid surgery
  • Facial rejuvenation
  • Pediatric ENT-specialists best able to help children
  • Ear specialists (otologists)
  • Hearing specialists (audiologists). Confluence Health also has a hearing aid center.

You can see an Ear, Nose & Throat specialist for:

  • Adult and pediatric hearing screenings
  • Difficulty hearing or hearing loss
  • Sudden hearing loss (urgent same-day appointments available)
  • Epley’s (treatment for Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo)
  • Acid reflux high in the throat (laryngopharyngeal reflux)
  • Balance disorders
  • Custom hearing protection (earplugs, swim plugs, and musician’s earplugs)
  • Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)
  • Disorders of taste or smell

Our surgeons also provide surgical intervention for:

  • Infectious diseases
  • Skin cancer
  • Tumors with expertise in nose, sinus, ear, throat and mouth surgery

The Ears

In North American, hearing loss affects one in 10 people. ENT physicians are trained in both the medical and surgical treatment of hearing, ear infections, balance disorders, ear noise (tinnitus), nerve pain and facial and cranial nerve disorders. ENT specialists also treat congenital (birth) disorders of the outer and inner ear.

The Nose

About 35 million people develop chronic sinusitis each year, making it one of the most common health complaints in America. Other nose-related topics include the care of the nasal cavity and sinuses; management of the nasal area including allergies and sense of smell; breathing through—and the appearance of—the nose.

The Throat

Communicating (speech and singing) and eating a meal all involve this vital area. Throat topics included managing diseases of the larynx (voice box) and the upper aero-digestive tract or esophagus, including voice and swallowing disorders.

The Head & Neck

This center of the body includes the important nerves that control sight, smell, hearing and the face. In the head and neck area, treatment is offered for infectious diseases, benign and malignant (cancerous) tumors, facial trauma and deformities of the face.

Text adapted from the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery website: www.entnet.org

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