Our specialists differ from many physicians in that they are trained in both medicine and surgery. Our physicians do not need to refer patients to other physicians when ear, nose, throat, or head/neck surgery is needed and, therefore, can offer the most appropriate care for each individual patient. Diagnosis and treatment for our patients can fall into several areas of expertise, with treatment to include surgery when indicated. Otology/Neurotology: diseases of the ear, including trauma, cancer, and nerve pathway disorders, which affect hearing and balance. Examples: ear infection; swimmer's ear; hearing loss; ear, face or neck pain; dizziness and or dysequalibrium; ringing in the ears (tinnitus). Surgery can include: Foreign Body Removal Otoplasty – reconstruction of the external ear Myringotomy – middle ear fluid removal Eardrum Tube Insertion - a middle ear fluid treatment Mastoidectomy -middle ear surgery for infection Myringoplasty - patching of a perforation of the eardrum Tympanoplasty -eardrum & middle ear reconstruction Stapedotomy - middle ear bone surgery Labyrinthotomy -treatment for dizziness & Menieres Disease including middle ear injection therapy and use of the Meniett Device. Pediatric Otolaryngology : diseases in children with special ENT problems including birth defects of the head and neck and developmental delays and childhood allergy problems. Examples: ear infection (otitis media), tonsil and adenoid infection, airway problems, Down's syndrome, allergy/sinus disease. Surgery can include: Foreign Body Removal -nose, ears, or throat Myringotomy – middle ear fluid removal Eardrum Tube Insertion -a middle ear fluid treatment Frenoplasty -surgical treatment to free the tongue Laceration repair of the head & neck areas Tonsillectomy Adenoidectomy Control of Nasal Hemorrhage Direct Laryngoscopy -visual inspection of the voice box Esophagosopy -visual inspection of the swallowing tract Bronchoscopy -visual inspection of the airway Rhinology : disorders of the nose and sinuses. Examples: sinus disorder, nose bleed, stuffy nose, loss of smell. Surgery can include: Foreign Body Removal Nose/Sinus Excision Nasal Polyps Rhinoplasty – external nose modification Septoplasty – correction nasal septum deviation Control Nasal Hemorrhage Endoscopic Sinus Surgery to include : Maxillary sinus, Ethmoid sinus, Frontal sinus, and Sphenoid sinus. Laryngology : disorders of the throat, including voice and swallowing problems. Examples: sore throat, hoarseness, voice restoration, swallowing disorder, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Surgery can include: Laryngoscopy – visual inspection of the voice box. Laryngoscopy/Video Stroboscopy - observation and recording of vocal cord movements Removal Vocal Cord Lesions – most often nodules (callus) Laryngoplasty/Thyroplasty - restoration of inadequate or absent voice Tracheostomy – creation of a new airway Bronchoscopy – visual inspection of the airway Laryngectomy – reconstruction surgery for cancer Tracheostomy Tube Care & Maintenance Trans-Nasal Esophagoscopy – visual inspection of the upper portion of the digestive system. Head and Neck : cancerous and non-cancerous tumors in the head and neck, including the thyroid and parathyroid. Examples: lump in the neck or thyroid, cancer of the voice box, enlarged parotid and salivary glands. Surgery can include: Removal Lesions of Lips, Tongue & Mouth Palatopharyngoplasty -surgery to reduce/correct snoring Removal Salivary Gland Cyst Removal Salivary Gland Removal Parotid Tumor Removal Thyroid/Parathyroid Removal Tongue Lesions Removal Thyroid Gland Tumor or Cyst Removal Soft Tissue Lesions Neck Fractures : repair and reconstructive surgical treatment of facial bone fractures to include the nose, orbit (bones around eyes), maxillary (face bones), mandibular (jaw bones). Examples: surgery to correct facial bone fractures caused by accident or injury. Surgery can include: Repair Nasal Fracture Repair/Reconstruction Orbital Fracture Repair/Reconstruction Maxillary Fracture Repair/Reconstruction Mandibular Fracture Facial/Neck Skin and Associated Structures : cosmetic, functional and reconstructive surgical treatment of abnormalities of the skin of the face and neck to include the skin layers and underlying tissue. Examples: excision of skin lesions including cysts, scars, abscess, hematoma, hemangioma and foreign bodies. A cosmetic repair may be warranted to repair the defect made by excision. Repairing of skin lacerations from simple to complex. Surgery can include: Removal Cancerous and Non-Cancerous lesions Repair of Excisions and Lacerations by Tissue Closure, Rearrangement, Flaps and Grafts Destruction of warts, skin tags, tattoos and vascular lesions (such as port wine stain, telangiectasia and rosacea)