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Dr. Richard Arden

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Sterling Heights, MI
38 years experience male

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Sterling Heights, MI

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11080 Hall Road #A, Sterling Heights, MI
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Wednesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
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Lakeshore Ear, Nose, Throat Center, P.C.

Sterling Heights, MI

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Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Doctor Q&A

161 Answers
13 Agrees
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
What : What you are describing is parosmia (perverted sense of smell) which can occur with certain types of drugs, post-influenza, and rarely in certain case... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
The : The generally reported risk of septal perforation following septoplasty is less than 5%. Most of these are recognized and repaired at the time of the ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Without : Without having the benefit of visualizing this area, it sounds like you may have a mucopyocele of the oropharynx (basically an obstructed and secondar... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
I'm : I'm not sure who is doing the procedure for you, or even what technique they might be using, but i can speak in general terms on how i would do it. So... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
The : The mechanism for possible CSF rhinorrhea here would be implosive, based on elevated intracranial pressures and leakage through thin boney foramina or... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Most : Most mole excisions are not that painful, but depending on the area involved, the initial numbing injection may be more sensitive. Usually this can be... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
I : I don't have the advantage of seeing you or your ct scans, but this sounds like a possibility might be buccal space cellulitis. Is there any fever, wa... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Viral : Viral rhinitis usually causes nasal congestion and more clear type discharge. Acute bacterial infections (that are typically treated with antibiotics)... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
The : The only thing we can say for sure is that you can't be ab. You could be rh (+) or rh(-).
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
The : The major indication for septoplasty surgery is to improve nasal breathing function when appropriate medical management has failed and you have a devi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
It : It would be inappropriate to even attempt to make an internet diagnosis of this complexity without a thorough review of history, exam findings, and al... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
The : The decision to remove a skin lesion is based on clinical suspicion of something other than a benign growth, a skin lesion that creates irritation (i.... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
I : I agree with dr. Lamperti. The usual moisturizing sprays like ocean nasal and ayr are salin-based and tend to evaporate quickly with shorter contact t... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Risks : Risks include but are not limited to anaesthetic related complications, bleeding, septal perforation, over-resection that can lead to saddle deformity... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Definitionally, : Definitionally, a furuncle is an infection of the hair follicle and it's associated oil gland (pilosebaceous unit) and usually starts out as a small, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
The : The answer to your question has more to do with comfort level. The area around the base of your nose and upper lip will be sensitive to movement and p... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
In : In a closed approach all the incisions , and therefore the scars, are hidden within the nose. In an open approach a single external scar (often only 4... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Was : Was the sinus surgery performed after the eye became swollen in response to an orbital complication of sinus disease, or has the eye swelling followed... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Typically : Typically when one has failed maximal medical therapy, and your history and exam is consistent with chronic sinusitis, the next step is to obtain a c... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
If : If your skin tends to be thick, oily, and you have had problems with acne or similar type lesions, chances are you have a sebaceous cyst. If it is som... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
The : The risk of septal perforation or tears is higher secondary to the scar tissue formation from your prior surgery but there are techniques that can be ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
I : I agree with dr. Funari. Before treating a symptom, it is important to understand the cause. How long have you had your symptoms? What are your specif... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
In : In and of itself this isn't dangerous but a retained cotton wad is still a foreign body , can elicit an inflammatory response, interfere with the self... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
One : One suggestion, if you do opt for a general anaesthetic, is to discuss with your anaesthesiologist the possibility of laryngeal mask anaesthesia (lma)... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Most : Most changes in smell following intranasal surgery are self-limiting and related to swelling of the nasal mucosa which can impair odorant contact with... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
This : This is not likely or a common occurence. Excessive airflow through the nose would favor hypernasality, whereas nasal obstruction favors hyponasality.... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Azithromycin : Azithromycin ( zithromax= z-pak) is a macrolide antibiotic in the Erythromycin family, and an alternative in the penicillin allergic patient. For some... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Unless : Unless ruptured, a sebaceous cyst is classically round , well-demarcated, intimately related to the dermis of the skin (i.e., skin doesn't move freely... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
You : You used the term laryngitis. Did your vocal problems get worse or follow an upper respiratory infection? Hoarseness from chronic vocal abuse can lead... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
An : An increase on co2 levels (hypercapnea) has more of a narcotizing effect than relative hypoxemia ( lower oxygen), but either condition is unhealthy. Y... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
This : This is something that has to be checked out asap. Your age, fatigue, anorexia, weight loss, and growth of multiple neck masses raises real concern ov... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
I'm : I'm sorry to hear that you are suffering so badly. Having had issues with my back and neck i can relate to how painful " spinal pain " can be. To be h... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
In : In addition to the other contributors, i would add that surgery would be considered if a patient has failed an aggressive trial of medical therapy to ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
This : This is not likely dangerous. I do not have the advantage of a full history or exam, however, what you are most likely describing is yeast overgrowth ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
I'm : I'm assuming this is inside your nose, and probably a squamous papilloma if it is wart-like. The two main reasons i would recommend you see a physicia... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Its : Its possible he was referring to a mixed form that includes components of both peripheral obstructive and central sleep apnea. This information would ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Hard : Hard to tell with limited history and inability to examine him, however, if he has been on oral antibiotics, and the swelling and redness are increasi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
My : My understanding is that the same complications can occur, the most common of which is post-operative bleeding. The major difference is that in an adu... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
It : It is certainly possible, and the prefered management strategy, in the professional singer. Surgery always runs some risk of creating scar tissue on t... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
If : If symptoms are not improving or ameliorated within one week despite conservative measures such as a neti pot /sinus irrigation and decongestants, you... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Unless : Unless the ear pain and pressure are secondary to a bacterial infection, antibiotic therapy is unlikely to be helpful. We often prescribe antibiotics ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
You : You probably could start a graduated program of exercise after 4-5 days but start off slow. The risk is nosebleeds which are more likely as the heart ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
To : To answer your question one would have to know the size and location of the defect in question, how the cancer was treated (i.e., surgery radiation, b... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
A : A traditional facelift typically involves greater soft tissue undermining and dissection, longer time to perform, longer recovery periods with regard ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
While : While there are many different types of treatments for hair loss one possibility would be laser hair treatment which has some scientific merit. There ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
I : I am assuming you do not wish to return to your original surgeon whereby some of the cost issues could be reduced or waived for revision. In my practi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
This : This isn't something you are likely to remove yourself nor should you try. Most sharp thin foreign bodies ( whether it be chicken bones, fish bones, e... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
While : While I do not perform this type of procedure in my practice, I have heard of a classification of substances called psoralens which, when coupled with... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
What : What you are describing sounds like pulsatile tinnitis. Before recommending treatment, it would be reasonable to reconnect with your ENT to explore po... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Difficult : Difficult to say without seeing it, but something that small and unifocal may be a vascular "bud" (capillary plexus) near or part of your taste bud th... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Arden is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Arden is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I always thought I was crazy, thank you this answer even my own DR said was right on target!
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Thank-you for the info. Will research effects of steroids. Maybe they will help me. M B
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you...Im scared...This thing is scarry

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wayne State University School of Medicine, MI
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

Wayne State University Affiliated Hospitals- Otolaryngology-1985-1989

Awards

Triologic Research Training Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Top Docs, Hour Magazine 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
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