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Dr. Mark Loury

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ft. Collins, CO
40 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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
May be sleep apnea: Consider sleep apnea so seek medical attention. This could represent cheyne-stokes respiration pattern.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Ok: These combinations taken as you are doing should, be ok.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Nerve issue: The nerves to the upper front teeth run along the nasal floor and drop to the teeth through a small foramen behind them so it would be hard to injure ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Not sure: There is no disease process i can think of that would create these colors in your ear. Did you clean your ear with something colored like a pen or pe... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Depends: Dizziness especially vertigo when supine is often positional vertigo which rarely lasts more than a minute. This is usually easily treated with canali... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Seeing improvement: The pain, redness, lymph node swelling, tonsil enlargement will improve as it heals. It may take a couple months for the tonsils to return to their o... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Hearing artery: Adjacent to the ear are the temporal and carotid arteries. When the ear is down it blocks sound from entering it making it easier to hear or feel the... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
CT can't tell : Ct can't tell if node reactive or not just that a node is there. Ultrasound gives more info about node architecture. Recommend node removal if it lo... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Suggestion: I would go to see a financial counselor at the facility where the surgery will be performed and see what are options such as medicaid or indigent care... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 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 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Redo question: I don't know what "blaginng" is. What is narrowing dose? Are you talking about spine, blood vessels, lymph nodes, throat? Dose is the amount of a me... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Few days: Usually it progresses over a few days but can be more rapid if on antibiotics, steroids, chemotherapy or receiving radiation to mouth.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
See answer: A nasopharyngeal airway is used to hold the palate forward and maintain the air passage from the nose into the throat. It's most commonly employed aft... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
TMJ or claudication: It may from tightness of the chewing muscles. However if it worsens the longer you eat, improves with rest, then again gets worse the longer you eat ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Almost all: Any autoimmune condition can affect the nose usually with discolored drainage and congestion. The typical appearance is superficial yellow to bloody c... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Nerve interaction: There are connections between the nasal sensory nerves and the lacrimal glands that produce tears. Therefore anything that irritates or inflames the ... Read More
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A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Several causes: A dry mouth and throat alone may cause sensation of drainage and swallowing difficulty. Dryness is often from medications but can also be from other ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Voice change: If the tonsils stay large after tonsillitis it may cause "hot potato" speech. If the adenoids are big then speech is hyponasal. Either conditions ma... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Possibly: Lung tumors can spread to lymph nodes in the upper chest (mediastinum) which can damage the nerve to the left vocal cord causing hoarseness and increa... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Normal: The last two symptoms to clear after a viral illness are drainage and cough. It may take 2-3 weeks for these to completely clear. If these symptoms ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Why?: Afferent nerves take sensation from these areas. Losing sensation in these areas could cause severe swallowing and choking problems and loss of pain... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Probable vasovagal: Most likely a vasovagal attack. Can be a response to pain but can also occur spontaneously. There is a slowing of heart rate with low blood pressure,... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Chronic bronchitis: Smokers are more likely to cough at night and first thing in the morning because the smoke damages the lungs ability to clean itself so mucus sits dur... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Several ideas: Just because the tonsils are absent doesn't mean that you won't get viral, or less frequently, bacterial throat infection. Acid reflux and post nasal... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Duration: Even 60% of bacterial sinusitis clear without antibiotics. Bacterial infections show in three ways. Most common it is progressive worsening symptoms... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Be concerned: I am always bothered by neck or throat lumps that have ear symptoms on the same side. Tumors in the back of the nose can spread to the neck and block... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Possible abscess: If the sore swelling is acute then an infected lymph node is possible. Sometimes a neck abscess can develop either from an infected node, dental infe... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Recovering: Smoking damages the cilia of the lung lining which clear out the mucous. If they are damaged then coughing clears the mucous. That you are not cough... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Amoxicillin should be compatible with otc cough meds. May take a few days to see improvement. Honey has been shown to be equally effective as dextro... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
No short answer: Inner ear problems can cause acute dizziness. Chronic inner ear weakness will cause dizziness mostly with movement and holding still is helpful. Ne... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Suggestions: Not sure why chest should hurt unless muscle relaxants used during surgery. Sore throat either from breathing tube or bloody drainage into it.Expect ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Depends on cause: Viral adenoid infection may last 7-10 days but will go away without treatment. Bacterial may continue until antibiotics given. It may be irritated by ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Looks good: Theses values look pretty normal to me not having this labs normal ranges for comparison. The hct is a little high and could reflect low oxygen level... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Not usually: Rhinovirus affects the nose. Excessive nasal secretions when swallowed may irritate stomach. It won't cause food poisoning.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
What side?: Usually a small soft lymph node in the neck<1cm can be watched. Nodes just above the clavicle can drain the chest so can enlarge with a chest infe... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Highly improbable: It is possible to have brain (encephalocele) or the intracranial membranes (meningocele) or a combination of the two prolapse from the cranial cavity ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Probable reflux: Reflux in adults is the second most common cause of chronic cough. The gag sensation could be from acid throat irritation while you are laying down. ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
May have nodules: Prolonged voice overuse can cause nodules on the vocal cords which cause hoarseness and are commonly seen in those who cheer a lot. Sudden worsening ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Possible vertigo : Unlikely stroke because unusual age for it. If there was a headache then could be vestibular migraine. Could be vestibular menieres especially if th... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
See below: Most commonly it spreads to neck lymph nodes. It can however spread to adjacent soft tissues in the neck and rarely into the blood stream.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Possibly: Some surgeons leave a small remnant of thyroid during thyroidectomy to prevent complications but it can re-enlarge. If only one side were removed the... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Virus and anatomy: For true cases of recurrent bacterial sinusitis there usually are structural problems narrowing the sinus drainage routes.These openings are lined wit... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Depends: Viral illness better in a couple days. Bacterial sore throat better in a few days once antibiotic started. Chronic tonsillitis and tumors cause cons... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Antiseptic: Cleanse with peroxide diluted 1:1 with water, followed by isopropyl alcohol, then Bacitracin antibiotic ointment 3 x daily. Important especially afte... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
No: Cold sores are caused by herpes virus 1 and genital herpes by type 2.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Motion sickness: Balance is maintained by an interaction between the ears, eyes, neck, and cerebellum. It sounds like you are having worsening motion sickness or mal ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Several: Weight loss if bmi over 30, jaw advancement device, or surgery. Nasal surgery rarely curative. Need to have full airway evaluation by ENT to see wha... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Duration: In either type of sinusitis the symptoms are the same. Even 60% of bacterial sinusitis clear without antibiotics. Bacterial infections show in three... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Postural hypotension: When one bends or squats blood is trapped in the large veins of the thighs and pelvis. With rapid standing, if there is delayed return of blood from ... Read More
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Testimonials
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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.
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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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