Dr. Mark Loury

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ft. Collins, CO
41 years experience male

Locations

Office

Ft. Collins

Address

2001 S. Shields St., E-101, Ft. Collins
Directions

About

Bio

After completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology graduating Phi Beta Kappa Dr. Loury received his medical degree at CU with honors being elected into Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Residency at the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD which consistently is ranked as one of the best, if not the best, hospital and otolaryngology department in the US by US News and World Report. After residency, Dr. Loury remained on the Hopkins faculty for almost six years. While there he was active in research in the olfactory system and otolaryngology problems affecting the elderly. Following the departure of Dr. David Kennedy Dr. Loury concentrated on sinus and nasal disease and surgery teaching numerous courses on basic and advanced sinus surgery techniques. He returned to Colorado in 1994 establishing a private practice managing all aspects of ear, nose, and throat disorders in pediatric and adult patients. Dr. Loury is particularly focused on offering to his patients current diagnostic techniques and treatments, bringing the research bench to the bedside. He is one of the first to perform image guided sinus surgery and balloon sinuplasty in Colorado. Other advances brought to northern Colorado patients are steroid middle ear perfusions for sudden hearing loss and Ménière's disease, tongue advancement for sleep apnea, laryngeal nerve monitoring during thyroid surgery, Coblation tonsillectomy, and novel ways to manage chronic nasal conditions associated with dryness. Dr. Loury continues to be recognized for his quality and compassionate care. He is listed in "Best Doctors in pAmerica" and "America's Best Doctors", and has received the Patient's Choice Award. He is active in the Fort Collins Family Medicine Program, teaching their residents about ENT diagnosis and treatment and has received their Clinical Faculty Teaching Award. He is a member of the medical executive committees of the Surgery Center of Fort Collins, Facial Trauma LLC, and Christ Clinic, a newly formed volunteer effort among Christian physicians, nurses, and staff to meet the medical needs of those in northern Colorado who have no access to health care. He is delightfully married to his wife since 1980 and has four beloved children. He enjoys his church, cycling, skiing, and watching his children's activities.

Specialties
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Facial Plastic Surgery

Licenses

United States: Colorado

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

538 Answers
20 Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Inner ear?: An inner ear infection is characterized by severe vertigo and nerve deafness. The vertigo may last a few days to 2-3 weeks and followed by imbalance.... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl is effective for allergy and safe during pregnancy. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or cepacol lozenges for the discomfort. Always best ho... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Mouth bacteria: Most tonsil stones aren't from food or other particulates. Tonsils have crypts or crevasses into which a mouth bacterium, actinomyces, can enter. As... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Surgery last option: Uppp cures osas only 40% of the time so is not recommended as isolated procedure. If the tonsils are massive and tongue is small then uppp/t and a ca... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Congestion Rx: Is it is not uncommon to have nasal congestion with pregnancy especially during the last trimester, the rhinitis of pregnancy thought to be caused by ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Vertigo: Is it really continuous 24/7 regardless of what you doing because there are few if any conditions other than medication side effects or anxiety that c... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Several options: Gastric reflux could be cause even without heartburn. It can cause sore throat, tightness, hoarseness, cough, throat clearing, bad breath, ear fullne... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Possible Menieres: Ménière's disease or syndrome is a condition caused by excessive fluid in the inner ear which is associated with hearing loss, a feeling of ear fullne... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Depends on cause: A herpes lesion starts out as a painful blister then turns into a shallow white to yellow ulcer if it is in the mouth or scab if it is on the lip. An... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Depends on cause: Post nasal drip is from acid reflux, too dry saliva, retained throat secretions because the pharynx can't clear them, pharyngeal diverticulitis, forei... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Pain normal but...: If the pain is going on for more than 24 hrs especially, if there is drainage, then antibiotic ear drops. No peroxide or alcohol or else severe pain.... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Consider diabetes: The three hallmark symptoms of diabetes are thirst, hunger, and excessive urination. Weight loss can also occur. Strongly recommend you seek medical... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Different possibilit: When you say constant i assume it is there as long as you are in that position. Positional vertigo lasts less than a minute and is treatable with an ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Depends on cause: The nose can be congested from allergy, medications, polyps, and structural problems. Nasal steroids and antihistamine/decongestant preparations can ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Be more specific: I have no idea what level c throat is. Please provide symptoms and observations.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Acute pharyngitis: In acute pharyngitis the throat will be red, sometimes with enlarged tonsils. On these surfaces exudate like a scab can form. If the lining is irrit... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Suggestions: Hydrate, lozenges, cloraseptic, throatcoat tea, voice rest, humidifier, .
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Treat symptoms: Coughing clears the lungs of mucous so it may not be wise to suppress it. Hydrate, humidifiers, guaiafenesin can help. Honey if over 1 year old is j... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Not sure what u mean: You are going to die sometime. A crooked nose won't change death or when it happens. Living might be less nice if the injury affects the airway. If... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Normal: Up to 70% of the population has the nasal cycle which is alternating congestion as a result of changes in blood flow through the nasal tissues. When ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Not sure: There isn't a defined number of abnormal stones. What is important are the symptoms. If they cause pain, bad breath, or are associated with infectio... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Depends: It really depends on the cause so accurate diagnosis vital. If one ear has weakness then balance retraining therapy helps. If both inner ears weak t... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Several options: May be getting less sleep. Inflammation from infection can make fatigued. If low temp and low blood pressure then may be inadequate adrenal gland re... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Absolutely: Even a higher concentration than 1n may be used. There is evidence that concentrations> 1 n may improve ciliary beat frequency which could help th... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Unlikely: Second hand smoke would be a very unlikely cause. Even in smokers tonsil enlargement is usually from another cause.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Yes: Any lymphatic tissue such as tonsils and lymph nodes can be enlarged by hpv. If you have no risk factors for hpv such as IV drug abuse, homosexual or ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Acute or chronic?: Chronic is either from chronic bronchitis from smoking, gastric reflux, cough variant asthma, post nasal drip, etc. Therefore the underlying conditio... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
May be BPV: Bpv or benign positional vertigo occurs when the head assumes a more horizontal position or the affected ear is closer to the floor..Shortly after ass... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Rare: It would be much more likely for it to spread into the neck or floor of mouth with worsening swelling, fever, pain, difficulty opening mouth. Those w... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Yes: Sometimes it can be from repetitive forceful contact to the back of the teeth, yeast infection (thrush), geographic tongue, or lichen planus. See den... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Need more info: It is not uncommon to have intermittent twitching of any muscles of the face. However if it is continuous or the entire face twitches then needs eval... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Depends: Could be from allergy, deviated septum, enlarged turbinates, nasal polyps, reflux, etc. Since there are so many different possibilities suggest ENT e... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Depends: Recovery and course depend on how much bony and tip work is planned, whether septal and turbinate surgery will be done, primary or revision procedure.... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
See below: Either the bacteria are resistant to Amoxicillin or residual inflammation both of which have similar symptoms. Suggest ENT evaluation to obtain cultu... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Poss sinusitis.: May, be from sinusitis especially if there is congestion, discolored nasal drainage, sinus tenderness. If lasting more than week then consider antibio... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Unlikely: I assume you are having sinus or nasal surgery. Even though surgery is often very successful in improving chronic sinus symptoms and reducing infecti... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Not normal: There are many causes for ear fullness with a normal exam such as patulous eustachian tube, cochlear hydrops; referred from the neck, thyroid, sinuses... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
More evaluation: There are many types of neck masses. It may be as simple as a bony extension off the side of the cervical spine to tumor. Since you seem to still ha... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Probable papilloma: Squamous papillomas are common on the uvula and soft palate. They are flesh colored with a rough surface and often are attached by a narrow stalk. Ra... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Upper valve tight: There is a valve between the throat and esophagus that is usually closed. Sometimes it is tighter than normal and gives a sensation of, tightness or ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Give it time first: Normally a sinus infection has discolored drainage but clear drainage is also possible. An infection depends on the symptoms over time. Viral and ba... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
See below: Is the deformation from the frontal bone expanded or destroyed? Need to make sure that the frontal sinusitis is successfully managed before doing any... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Depends: There may be an infection, polyp, deviated septum, or enlarged turbinate blocking the nostril. The irritation and obstruction can make the nose run a... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Yes: Could be swelling or tightness in some of the throat muscles. Seek evaluation if there are voice changes or swallowing problems.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Probable aphthous: Aphthous ulcers are painful shallow white to slightly yellow ulcers with a red rim that form on mouth lining that has no underlying bone such as tongu... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Yes : Tonsillitis may cause tonsil stones which resolve as does the tonsillitis. Tonsil stones can be chronic and usually cause bad breath and sometimes ei... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Suggestions: Soften with a couple drops of baby or mineral oil daily for several days then flush gently with 1:1 mixture of peroxide:water with bulb syringe. Make... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
See ENT: Bilateral parotid enlargement could be from diabetes, liver disease, cirrhosis, hiv, anorexia, bulimia, protein calorie malnutrition, fatty infiltrati... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Get checked: Swollen nodes may be residual from a viral infection. The most common bacteria causing enlarged nodes are strep and staph so sometimes going on an an... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Depends: Chalk is very drying so if it were to get into your throat the dryness could be irritating. Allergy is possible but i would expect other allergy symp... Read More
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Mar 22, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Jul 7, 2013
Impressive ENT---Healthtap is lucky to have him
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Loury is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you very much for your quick response! I was very worried about this as I haven't found anyone else who has them in their mouths
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you so much, it feels like i have insomia makes me want to cry hopefully thanks your advice ill get back to sleep.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you very much doc. I just rested a couple more day and my nose cleared up. Thanks again.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
Graduated 1982MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, CO
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Residency

JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL, THE
Completed 1982

Awards

Best Doctors in America
America's Best Doctors
Patient's Choice Award

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
christian medical dental association
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