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Conditions We Treat

Conditions We Treat

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Aging and Swallowing

Swallowing is a complex process that changes over time, and swallowing difficulty (dysphagia) can be associated with aging.

Aspirations

Aspiration is a medical term for accidentally inhaling your food or liquid through your vocal cords into your airway, instead of swallowing through your food pipe, or esophagus, and into your stomach.

Bell’s Palsy

Bell’s palsy occurs when the facial nerve is damaged by pressure or swelling and does not work properly, resulting in paralysis (weakness) and distortions of the face.

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, or BPPV (commonly known as “having rocks in the head”) is the most common inner ear problem and cause of vertigo, or false sense of spinning.

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

Do you get a spinning vertigo or dizziness sensation in certain head positions? For example, turning to a particular side when you’re lying in bed, or lying flat on your back without any pillows to support you, or tilting your head back to look up, or tilting your head down as if to tie your shoes? Is it severe, feeling like it lasts several minutes when it probably only lasts a few seconds?

Cholesteatoma

Cholesteatoma is an abnormal skin growth or skin cyst trapped behind the eardrum, or the bone behind the ear.

Conductive Hearing Loss

Conductive hearing loss results when there is any problem in delivering sound energy to your cochlea, the hearing part in the inner ear.

Cricopharyngeal Muscle Dysfunction

If the cricopharyngeal muscle (CPM) in your throat malfunctions or is impaired, this can cause you to have difficulty swallowing.

Deviated Septum

It is estimated that as many as 80 percent of people have a nasal septum that is off-center. This is called a deviated septum, which may or may not cause certain symptoms.

Dysphagia

Dysphagia means that you can’t swallow well. Many factors may cause dysphagia, and most are temporary and non-life-threatening.

Earaches

Earache, or pain in the ear, is common and can occur in both children and adults. Earaches can be due to a problem with the ear or structures close to the ear.

Earwax (Cerumen Impaction)

Earwax, called cerumen, is produced by special wax-forming glands located in the skin of the outer one-third of the ear canal.

Fungal Sinusitis

Fungal sinusitis is a broad term used to describe various situations when fungus might be involved in the cause or symptoms of nasal and sinus inflammation.

GERD and LPR

When acid refluxes from the stomach into the esophagus, it is known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). If stomach acid travels up the esophagus into the throat, it is known as laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR).

Goiter

Goiter refers to an enlarged thyroid gland. A goiter can develop in one or both sides of the thyroid gland.

Graves’ Disease

Graves’ disease causes the thyroid gland to become overactive. It is an autoimmune disease in which the body fights against itself and causes the thyroid gland to become overactive.

Head and Neck Cancer

Each year, more than 55,000 Americans will develop head and neck cancer. Head and neck cancers are curable if caught early.

Hoarseness

Hoarseness (also called dysphonia) is an abnormal change in the quality of your voice, making it sound raspy, strained, breathy, weak, higher or lower in pitch, inconsistent, or fatigued, often making it harder to talk.

Hyperthyroidism

In hyperthyroidism, the thyroid gland is producing too much hormone. This excess of thyroid hormone causes the body’s metabolism to be overactive.

Ménière’s Disease

Ménière’s disease (also called idiopathic endolymphatic hydrops) is one of the most common causes of dizziness originating in the inner ear.

Nasal Fractures

A broken nose, or nasal fracture, can significantly alter your appearance. It can also make it much harder to breathe through your nose.

Neck Mass in Adults

A neck mass is an abnormal lump in the neck. Neck lumps or masses can be any size, large enough to see and feel, or very small.

Nosebleeds

Nosebleeds (called epistaxis) are caused when tiny blood vessels in the nose break. Nosebleeds are very common and affect many people at some point in their lives.

Otosclerosis

Otosclerosis describes a condition of abnormal bone growth around one of the three small bones in the middle ear space called the “stapes.”

Pediatric Hearing Loss

Three million children under the age of 18 have some kind of pediatric hearing loss. At birth, one in 1,000 children have significant permanent hearing loss.

Pediatric Sinusitis

Sinusitis in children can look different than sinusitis in adults. Children tend to have a cough, bad breath, low energy, and swelling around the eyes, along with a thick yellow-green post-nasal drip.

Pediatric Sleep-disordered Breathing

Pediatric sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is a general term for breathing difficulties occurring during sleep.

Pediatric Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid nodules are uncommon in childhood, and pediatric thyroid cancer is uncommon. Still, it is the most common endocrine malignancy in children.

Post-nasal Drip

Mucus is normally swallowed unconsciously, but when there is a feeling of the mucus gathering in the throat or dripping from the back of your nose, it is called post-nasal drip.

Rhinitis

Rhinitis is a condition that typically involves nasal obstruction or congestion, runny nose or post-nasal drip, itchy nose, and/or sneezing.

Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SNHL)

Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) happens when there is damage to tiny hair cells in the cochlear and/or the auditory nerve.

Sialadenitis

Sialadenitis is inflammation and enlargement of one or more of the salivary (spit) glands. The salivary glands are responsible for producing and storing saliva.

Sinus Headaches

Sinus headaches is a common term used by patients and some healthcare providers to describe pain or pressure in the face, over the cheeks or forehead, or between or behind the eyes.

Sinusitis

Sinusitis, also called rhinosinusitis because the symptoms involve both the nose and the sinuses, affects about one in eight adults annually.

Snoring, Sleeping Disorders, and Sleep Apnea

Snoring is bothersome to others, but it can also be a sign of a more serious condition known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Sore Throats

Sore throats happen to everyone now and then. Infections from viruses or bacteria are the main cause of sore throats, but allergies can also contribute.

Swimmer’s Ear (Otitis Externa)

Swimmer’s ear (also called acute otitis externa) is a painful condition that affects the outer ear and ear canal that is caused by infection, inflammation, or irritation.

Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer is very common, particularly in women. It is now one of the most common cancers found in women.

Thyroid Nodules

A thyroid nodule is an area of abnormal growth within the thyroid. Some people have a single nodule while others have multiple nodules within the gland.

Tinnitus

Over 50 million Americans have experienced tinnitus, or ringing in ears, which is the perception of sound without an external source being present.

Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis, or pharyngitis, refers to inflammation of the pharyngeal tonsils, which are lymph glands located in the back of the throat that are visible through the mouth.

Tonsils and Adenoids

Tonsils are the two round lumps in the back of your throat. Adenoids are high in the throat behind the nose and the roof of the mouth.

Stuttering

Stuttering is a communicative disorder which is characterized by an interruption in the normal flow of speech.

Voice Box (Laryngeal) Cancer

Cancer of the voice box, or laryngeal cancer, is not as well known by the general public as some other types of cancer, yet it is not a rare disease.

Voice Box (Laryngeal) Cancer

Cancer of the voice box, or laryngeal cancer, is not as well known by the general public as some other types of cancer, yet it is not a rare disease.

Voice Disorders

Voice problems may arise from various local and systemic diseases, trauma, or improper use.

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