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Dr. Pablo Arango

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
25 years experience male

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I have a busy practice in general ENT in the NYC area. I am interested in kids and see quite a few as patients. Like any general ENT practioner I also see quite a few patients with sinusitis, dizziness,hearing loss and other problems in the head and neck. I graduated from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. I completed a one year internship in general surgery at the University of Virginia. I completed my residency and served as Chief Resident at the University of Virginia. After finishing, I moved to New York and joined a group practice. I was appointed Chief of Otolaryngology at North Shore University Hospital-Forest Hills where I oversee a group of Otolaryngologists and am involved in teaching residents the basics of examining and treating ear nose and throat problems.

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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

103 Answers
29 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Sounds like a cold: All these symptoms are pretty typical, of your run of the mill viral cold. If the symptoms last more than 7-10 days or are accompanied by high fever ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Hand Foot Mouth : This really sounds like hand foot mouth disease. It's a common problem, usually affecting young kids, but vcan easily be passed on to adults. The bl... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Steroids & Acyclovir: Its not bell's unles there is a noticeable weakness in the movement of one side of your face, so i wouldnt panic.Ear pain and headache usually come af... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Inner Ear: Loud noise damages the microscopic hair cells in the inner ear. This damage manifests itself as tinnitus. Only an extremely loud, concussive blast (... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Probably nothing.: Definitely not a pta, especially if you aren't having any symptoms of fever or severe pain. Hard to say without looking at it, but they may be a coll... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Yes, if necessary.: Pregnant women (and their babies) can do fine during anesthesia. The anesthesiologist will take your special circumstances into consideration. With... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Is there a cure?: I think you are asking for treatment of nosebleeds for osler weber rendu.For severe cases, most will use an nd-yag laser (special type of laser) to c... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
No: Tonsil stones are usually an amalgamation of trapped food, discarded cells and debris from the tonsil, and the bacteria that live naturally in our mou... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
I'm confused: Your question makes no sense. The only kind of fluid buildup in the inner ear comes from meniere's disease. This causes repeated episodes of a spinnin... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Beclo is OK: Flovent and beclomethosone are both steroids found in inhalers for long term control of asmtha. They belong to the same class, and most people feel t... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Improves drainage: A severely deviated septum can block the narrow outflow tracts of the sinuses into the nose. By straightening the septum this blockage can be alleviat... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
No treatment: Hairy tongue is a benign condition by excessive growth of the taste buds. Some folks think that irritants like tobacco smoke can worsen it. It is ha... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Minor stuff: Most people on short courses if steroids don't have many side effects and there are no long term effects to worry about. For use of less than 2 weeks... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
No: Taking a shower when you're sick is not a problem. I agree with you. A hot shower when you're not feeling great perks me up. Getting wet does not m... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: Etd can lead to an accumulation of fluid behind the eardrums, called serous otitis media. As some air gets through the blocked eustachian tubes, your ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
No: You have have inflammation in your pharynx and larynx, typical in a flu like illness. The "lump" is the swelling in this area. This will resolve as y... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
More details.: Is this old or new? Is your nose running? Fever or cold symptoms? Do you use drugs? Burning in the nose generally comes from inflammation. A good ot... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: As long as it is bacterial. If its a viral infection, it won't help.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
No: Flonase is a type of intranasal topical steroid spray. It's very effective and safe in dealing with the symptoms of rhinitis, but has a different mech... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
3-4 weeks: After 7-10 days you are probably 70-80 % there. I tell my patients they can resume all normal activities after 2 weeks, except contact sports. I ope... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Probably not: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is a very commonly utilized anti-allergic medication that has had extensive usage in both the U.S. And foreign markets. It's most... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Rare but possible: According to the phycisians desk reference (pdr), Clarithromycin causes tinnitus in 2% of patients, and hearing loss in 1% of patients. It's possible... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
A good exam: There is no "test" to determine if a septoplasty is appropriate. A good history and a good physical exam is required. I generally look for someone ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
No: Nose bleeds especially after blowing are very common, especially in winter months. As long as you are not pouring blood, don't worry. I would put a l... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Size matters: The most important criteria in deciding what to do with a thyroid nodule is the size and the age of the patient. Nodules less than 1 cm are practica... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Throat infection: These signs and symptoms are typical of a throat infection. Could be a virus or a bacteria. If you've been sick less than 5 days, it's probably a vi... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
No: You need to see a urologist or ob/gyn to begin a treatment plan to minimize reactions. There is no permanent cure for herpes but it can be controlled... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: Low levels of iron can lead to anemia, or low blood levels. This can often cause dizziness or lightheadedness. I would ask your doctor if you re anem... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
It doesn't: Unless you have a food allergy.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: Some people can extend their tongue far enough so that the back of the tongue drops enough that the tip of the epiglottis can be seen. Ive noticed thi... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Maybe antibiotic: It really depends if the inflammation is viral or bacterial. If there is no fever measured by thermometer, and there is no white pathches on tonsils, ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Wax: Wax accumulation is by far most common cause of tinnitus. It's important to clarify if it is in both ears or one ear. Tinnitus is an indication of a ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Go see an ENT: There are so many causes of nasal congestion that 400 characters can't possibly cover this topic. Go see a specialist. The keys finding out what is c... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: You didn't mention what problem your child is having, but, in general, Motrin (ibuprofen), a pain reliever and antiinflammatory does not have any cros... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Yes.... but: Some docs give sprays or liquids with Lidocaine to help numb up the throat after taking out tonsils. I take out a fair share of tonsils. The sad fac... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Up to you: They are really the same thing.The ocean is a good example of white noise. It is rhythmic which some people like better. White noise generators produ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Anti-inflammatory: The headache and ear pain that come with bell's is caused by strain on the neck and head muscles that are not affected. Your body is trying to compens... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
2-3 days: If there is no improvement if 72 hours, you amy have a strain that is resistant to azithromycin. Rates of resistance to z pack are at least 40% here ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Tough it out (sorry!: I wish there was an easy way to recover from tonsilectomy but generally the 1st week for adults is rough. In general, stick to a diet thats easy to ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
None, really: Unfortunately, there are no well designed studies that show benefit from natural remedies for tinnitus. Lipofkavenoids have been looked at there are ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Definitely: Reflux affecting the vocal cords and throat often presents as a lump like feeling in the throat. The term for this is laryngopharyngeal reflux. Very... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Probably mucus : It usually means means you have mucus or phlegm in your respiratory passages.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Sleep Apnea Syndrome: That's a guess. Another possibility is seasonal allergiy syndrome, but honestly i've never herd it called that. How about including your symptoms, an... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Probably Not: The indication for tonsil removal is 6 documented strep infectioncs in one year, 4 infections 2 years in a row or or 3 infections 3 years in a row. An... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Pain, bleeding: A ruptured eardrum hurts as it is rupturing, then bleeding or drainage from the ear is noted. You will also notice a blocked or clogged sensation due ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: Sour foods help saliva production. The hope is that, with the extra saliva production, your gland will expel the stone.
A member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
There are several: Remember that sinusitis does not always need antibiotics. If symptoms gave lasted more than 10 days, guidelines generally recommend Augmentin (amoxic... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Bacteria: Biofilms are collections of bacteria. If they are sitting on your teeth in the form of plaque, they are busy converting the sugar in your food to eros... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Usher's Syndrome: This is a genetic disease that damages both the inner ear and the retina.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Exudate: If they are on your tonsils, generally called a tonsilar exudate. Sometime tonsiliths ( tonsil stones) can appear as white dots.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Arango is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Arango is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Feb 25, 2015
I heart this doctor!
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Thank you for ur answer my daughter is three and had her tonsils out five days ago... And it is by far the hardest thing I've ever done..
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Thanks. I am going to switch to otc caspaicin spray for my vasomotor rhinitis to see if it is effective and free of side effects.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! And she didn't hit her nose from what she remembers .... She got a concussion

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, TN
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2002

Awards

Edwin W. Pullen Teaching Award, University of Virginia School of Medicine
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Academy of Otolaryngology
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