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Dr. Eric Furst

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Springfield, VA
36 years experience male

Locations

Office

Springfield, VA

Address

5504 Backlick Rd., Springfield, VA
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About

Bio

I have been in practice since 1992 in northern Virginia. I see all ages, birth to 106. Also boarded in sleep medicine, I see a lot of OSA and other sleep related patient problems. I am also known for taking on complex sinus issues, H & N cancer patients, and treatment of vocal cord paralysis.

Specialties
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Furst
36 years experience
Hmmmm...: To answer that, one would need to know exactly what it is that you are doing when you 'make-out'. You should be examined by an ENT to see if ther... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Furst
36 years experience
It depends....: The usual ear infections, otitis media (fluid or infection in the middle ear) and otitis externa (swimmer's ear) can cause hearing loss during the inf... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Furst
36 years experience
Yes.: A barium swallow study might answer the question for you. An abnormalitiy at the level of your thyroid might suggest that as the etiology of your dy... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Furst
36 years experience
ENT eval & CT scan: An ENT evaluation and a sinus ct scan, together, can usually determine whats going on and what is needed.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Furst
36 years experience
Rule out reflux: Post-nasal drip----mucous in the throat---is often caused by gerd (acid reflux). You should have a GI or ENT doc check out your throat to see if this... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Furst
36 years experience
Head up, nasal spray: This occurs because things in your nose (turbinates) swell up when we get horizontal. Elevate your upper body (like on a sleeping wedge) for starters... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Furst
36 years experience
See your doctor: A sore throat that lasts beyond a week deserves an exam by tour doctor. There are a number of possibilities, some of which may require treatment. If... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Furst
36 years experience
Need an ENT exam: To know how to treat, one needs to know the cause of your problem. This can only be determined by a direct examination by an ENT doctor. The mos... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Furst
36 years experience
Likely viral: Assuming that this is a recent onset, the constellation of symptoms sounds like a viral illness. The lymph nodes in the axillae (arm pits) and in the... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Furst
36 years experience
Call your surgeon: Your surgeon will know what you can and cannot do. If you have splints, there is a suture that you won't want to tug on. Packing should only be remo... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Furst
36 years experience
Yes!: This is a common problem. Your ear, nose and throat doctor can apply a local anaesthetic and remove that embedded earing --right in his/her office! ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Furst
36 years experience
Quart a day is norm: Our sinuses produce a quart of mucous each day! it is all transported into the nose, and directed down the throat where we swallow it. If this mucou... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Furst
36 years experience
Totally different: Nasal concha, or turbinates, are normal parts of your nasal anatomy. There are 3 on each side, and they project from the lateral wall of you nasal ca... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Furst
36 years experience
Maybe: If it was a 'swimmers ear', she should wait until it is resolved before swimming. If a middle ear infection (fluid behind the eardrum), she may swim ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Furst
36 years experience
Knee infection also?: An antiobiotic goes to all parts of your body, including your ears and you knees, and everywhere else. If you have been having symptoms of knee pain ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Furst
36 years experience
Need to see ENT: If the primary issue is nasal airflow (also called nasal congestion), then it may not be your sinuses at all. It may be swelling of the membranes in ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Furst
36 years experience
Usually musculo-skel: Most pain and discomfort in the back of the head and neck is due to arthritic changes or strain to the spine and surrounding muscles. This can begin ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Furst
36 years experience
Vaporizer: You probably sleep with your mouth open (do you snore?). Air breathed in through the mouth loses the benefit of humidification which occurs when we b... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Furst
36 years experience
U need sleep study: You have a sleep problem which may be serious. Begin by asking your doctor to order an overnight sleep study. This may answer the question of 'what'... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Furst
36 years experience
?using Q-tips?: The most common cause of ear bleeding is due to an abrasion in the canal skin from a q-tip or other object placed in the ear. The black particles may... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Furst
36 years experience
Maybe ruptured cyst: Cysts in the earlobes are common. Have you had any recent piercings? Local trauma--including pinching, can rupture one of these cysts causing the sy... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Furst
36 years experience
Nonsense!: We make about a quart of mucous a day in our sinuses, most of which flows unseen and unfelt down the throat. However, some may flow forwards, and we ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Furst is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Furst is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thanks doctor! :)
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1986MD

Awards

Top Otolaryngologist, First Place, Virginia - Winter
2013
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