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Dr. Ravi Samy

Head and Neck Surgery
Chester, WV
27 years experience male

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My main interest is in pediatric and adult otology, neurotology, and skull base surgery. These include issues such as cochlear implants, facial nerve abnormalities, acoustic neuromas, cholesteatomas, implantable hearing aids, and other disorders of the lateral skull base.

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Head and Neck Surgery

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Samy
Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Masking technique : Dear sir / madam, you have tinnitus. This starts in the ears but continues because of the brain. You need a hearing test. Stress reduction,... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Samy
Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Popping sounds: Bubbles can be in your ear canal or middle ear, where the 3 ear bones or ossicles are located. The symptoms usually include fullness/pressure, hear... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Samy
Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Yes.: Protect your ears from loud noise (ipods, lawnmower, loud music, gunfire).
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Samy
Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Infection: This is most likely due to an ear infection of the middle ear, otitis media, or ear canal (otitis external). You should be on dry ear precautions. ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Samy
Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Otolaryngologist: If the pain is severe and continues, please see an otolaryngologist and get a flexible scope exam. You need to rule out cancer or other serious cause... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Samy
Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Ear infection: You most likely have chronic otitis media, which is a chronic middle ear infection. You need to see an otolaryngology professional and obtain a hea... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Samy
Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Life-saving: Don't worry about the cost of seeing someone at the er if it is an emergency. However, please stop using drugs. They are not good for you and can ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Samy
Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Try salt water: 1. Salt water gargles 2. Tylenol 3. Most importantly, time!
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Samy
Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Need an ear exam: This may be due to numerous reasons / causes. I recommend that you see an otolaryngologist and obtain an audiogram. This physician will examine your... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Samy
Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Rest: The less you speak, the better. Make sure you don't smoke. Treating reflux can help. If this does not improve, please see an otolaryngologist and... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Samy
Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Somewhat help: Avoid further noise exposure to minimize tinnitus or worsening hearing. Try to have people look directly at you when they are speaking. Avoid no... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Samy
Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Check your hearing: Dizziness can be due to a lot of things, from viruses to tumors to medications, etc. Can you still hear ok? Use the phone to check. You shoul... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Samy
Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Hearing loss: Typically, an ear drum perforation causes hearing loss, tinnitus, fullness/pressure. It can also cause discharge from the ear if it is infected. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Samy
Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Aging affects voice: I recommend that you see a laryngologist. You will need to consider voice/speech therapy. You may need to be treated for reflux.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Samy
Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Should be ok: You are probably ok to fly. See an otologist. You need a hearing test. Stay on dry ear precautions. Your perforation is perhaps a sign of ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Samy
Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Need a license: Dear sir / madam, while you can buy hearing aids without a doctor's prescription, you will need an audiology license or hearing aid sales certificat... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Samy
Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Masking: Avoid loud noises, which can make your tinnitus worse. Antioxidants may or may not help. Try using masking techniques (background white noise, s... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Samy
Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Hearing aids better: Hearing aids are getting better. However, nothing is as good as our god-given hearing. Protect your hearing from loud noise including loud music... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Samy
Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
See a doctor ASAP: You may need a ct or MRI scan? This could be due to a migraine headache, stroke, or viral infection.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Samy
Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Skull base defect: You need to see an otolaryngologist. You may need a ct scan and MRI scan. An audiogram may be ordered. The leakage can come from the skull base... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Samy
Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Tinnitus: Tinnitus is typically worse when the room is quiet. I would recommend sleeping with some background white noise. Minimize loud noise exposure. ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Samy
Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Speech therapy: I recommend that you avoid screaming. Treating reflux can be helpful. Don't allow yourself to be overweight or obese. Avoid smoking. Conside... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Samy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Samy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you dr. Ravi...I will do them ASAP
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Medical/Graduate school

Duke University School of Medicine, NC
Graduated 1995MD
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