Dr. Pablo Arango

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
26 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
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Your choice: Septoplasty is an elective surgery. That means it is entirely up to the patient. If the obstruction is constant, or if you are getting tired of usin... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Tonsilith: Don't know about your other symptoms, but the white thing sounds exactly like a tonsilith. These are concretions caused by the normal bacteria in our... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
3 main reasons. : 1.Head trauma: a blow to the front off back of the head causes the brain to bounce in skull.Smell nerve fibers can be ripped by this sudden action 2.... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Drink more water: Sounds like you are dehydrated. Drink a couple glasses of water and see if that helps.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Surgery ASAP!!!!!: A true torn or ruptured esophagus is a surgical emergency as food and saliva can leak into the chest cavity. It usually needs immediate surgery to av... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
They aren't bad: Just not for everyone. Cochlear implants can provide excellent results in a good candidate.Younger patients do much better than older patients. It i... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Nothing: As long as you are not allergic, it won't do any harm.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Not common, but ok: Throwing up is a somewhat violent reaction and puts a lot of strain on the upper body. If there is a weak vessel in the nose, it can rupture due to th... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
No: Pseudoephedrine is used in the making of methamphetamine, but will not show up in any illicit drug screen.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Bruised septum: I have a lot of questions.... Did she hit her nose? She may have fractured her nasal bones or her septum. Sheprobably has a bruised septum with a irr... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Bleeding disorder?: I would like to get a thorough history: has this been happening for many years or is it recent? The most common cause is taking an anticoagulant, like... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Possible: Burning tongue syndrome or glossodynia is one of the more frustrating conditions in my practice. There is no known cause or proven treatment. I usua... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Heat/massage: Gentle massage or milking of the gland, as well the application of warm compresses. I also recommend the use of sialogogues. Those are substances tha... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
It depends.: If the hearing loss is caused by nerve damage, then, unfortunately, there is no current way to make those nerve cells regenerate. Homeopathic treatme... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Turbinates: We often inject a small amount of steroids into structures in the nasal passage called turbinates. These winglike structures often swell excessively d... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Referred pain: Inflammation on one side of the throat can be felt deep in the ear on the same side. This is called "referred ear pain" usually it's an i fiction but... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: The active ingredient breaks down and loses is effectiveness after some time. It doesn't become poisoness or anything.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Go see an ENT: I would want to take a look at your vocal cords with a special camera called a flexible laryngoscope and something called a stroboscope, which shows t... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Not much: Most adults are already positive for herpes type 1 (usually associated with lip cold sores). The positive rate is over 50% here in the us.Remember als... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Maybe: Dizziness is a very ambiguous and subjective word that can mean many things. Nystagmus is an objective finding. That means, a good doc can examine a p... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Possible: Atrovent (ipratropium) (ipratroprium) has been available for quite a long while. It has a low side effect profile. Although i can't say for sure it... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Type I Herpes?: Herpes labialis, generally associated with type i herpes can cause multiple small blisters. It is a common problem and not serious. Canker sores are ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: Taste or flavor is determined mostly by smell. The sense of taste gives us only 5 basic "tastes": sweet, salty, etc. If your nose is severely conge... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Hearing poss, mem no: Severe mastoiditis or cholesteatoma formation can significantly damage hearing because it can destroy the ear drum or damage the three small ear bones... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Resistant Strain?: Many bacteria that cause sore throats are showing increasing resistance to penicillin. It's possible that you had an infection with some bacteria tha... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
No: If you mean artificial sweeteners like aspartame (nutrisweet) or splenda, then no. Bacteria need real sugar which they eat and produce acids which ca... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Put some heat on it: A heating pad can help bring it to a head. Don't squeeze it unless there is a head. Try some over the counter acne cream with Benzoyl Peroxide. Good l... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Uncommon: These are unrelated conditions. It's just bad luck that you caught this bug right as you were recovering from your infection.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
It doesn't: Unless you have a food allergy.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 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
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 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
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A member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 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
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A member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 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
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 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
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 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
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 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
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 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
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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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