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Can Ear Nose and Throat specialists treat thyroid disorders or cancer? And can a thyroid specialist also treat thyroid problems?
Yes and no: The person to treat thyroid cancer is a head and neck surgeon. If an ENT physician is trained to do radical H&N surgery especially if the lesion is metastatic to nodes or invades jugular and laryngeal cartilage then he should be able to do the surgery. Many ENT practices do not offer enough experience for handling the more difficult surgery. As for a thyroid specialist most are endocrinologists ...Read more
Also known as otolaryngology, this medical specialty deals with the diagnosis and (medical & surgical) management of diseases of the ears, nose, mouth, throat, neck, sinuses, voice box and face. Some areas of expertise in otolaryngology include voice and swallowing problems, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, allergy, hearing and balance disorders, nasal and ...Read more
Sleep Specialist: You could talk to your ent, but you can also talk to your primary care physician about snoring. He/she may refer you to a board certified sleep specialist md to determine if your just have primary snoring, or a more complex problem called sleep apnea. You can then discuss your options for teatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm booked in to see an ear nose and throat specialist for what they think is ménière's disease what are some of the tests involved in diagnosis ?
Hearing and balance : Méni?re's disease is a disorder of the inner ear characterized by recurrent vertigo, fluctuating hearing loss, tinnitus (noise in the ear) and ear pressure. Your history will be the most important part of securing the diagnosis. A hearing test and possibly tests to evaluate your balance system will supplement the information provided by your history. There is no single test to diagnose menieres. ...Read more
Medicine/surgery: We are both the medical and surgical doctors for all ages of patients who have any problems with the ears and balance, the nose and sinuses, the throat and swallowing. Also for people with difficulty communicating/hearing/ or suffering from a deformity or tumor of the head and neck, excluding the eyes and brain (although we do get pretty close to both those structures). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Otholaryngologist: I suggest discussing this with your personal physician. He or she may recommend a particular otolaryngologist and assist with hooking you up. Take care. ...Read more
Cartilage damage: Damaged cartilage of the ear creates the appearance of a cauliflower ear which can be repaired in some cases by removing certain components of the irregularly shaped cartilage to restore the natural contour of the ear. In severe cases, grafting cartilage from the other ear, nasal septum, or rib cage can provide additional material for an advanced reconstruction. ...Read more
Give yourelief...: I can speak personally as a former chronic sinus patient. The ENT worked with me on various medical therapies, but when that wasn't working, he did surgery to open the sinuses and clean things out. If i had known earlier how much better i would feel after that was done, i would have done it years earlier. Get their opinion on what is best for your individual situation. ...Read more
I feel it's hard to get a referral to specialist doctors like GI or ear-nose-throat when you have medicaid. Any advice? Maybe exaggerate the symptoms?
Medicaid: Unfortunately, most private practitioners do not take medicaid but academic centers usually do. Would go to an academic institution near your home if you can. ...Read more
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