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Can Ear Nose and Throat specialists treat thyroid disorders or cancer? And can a thyroid specialist also treat thyroid problems?

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

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Ent And Head And Neck Surgery (Definition)

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


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Ear, nose, and throat specialists are the doctors who treat snoring?

Ear, nose, and throat specialists are the doctors who treat snoring?

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 more

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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 ?

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

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What does an ear, nose and throat specialist do?

What does an ear, nose and throat specialist do?

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 more

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I'm curious as to what can an ear, nose, & throat specialist do?

I'm curious as to what can an ear, nose, & throat specialist do?

Otolaryngologist: Surgical specialists treating conditions that affect the ear, nose, sinuses, throat, voice, swallowing, balance, etc. ...Read more

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What can an ear, nose, & throat specialist do to make my ear stop hurting all the time?

What can an ear, nose, & throat specialist do to make my ear stop hurting all the time?

Depends: In order to treat ear pain, a proper diagnosis must be made. Common causes include ear infections, TMJ syndrome, or referred pain from the mouth, neck or throat. A thorough ENT exam is essential. Treatment is then based on the cause. ...Read more

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What can an ear, nose, & throat specialist do for my cauliflower ear?

What can an ear, nose, & throat specialist do for my cauliflower ear?

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

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How can ear, nose, throat specialist help someone with chronic sinus problems?

How can ear, nose, throat specialist help someone with chronic sinus problems?

Lots of options: We are the specialists in the nose ; sinuses. First, we work with you to find the basis of your sinus problems- allergy, anatomy or other medical condition. Once that's determined, a medication regimen can be recommended. If there's an obvious anatomic issue or you fail aggressive medical therapy, surgery then comes into play. Meet with an ENT to discuss your personalized treatment options. ...Read more

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What is an ear, nose, throat specialist do for someone with chronic sinus problems?

What is an ear, nose, throat specialist do for someone with chronic sinus problems?

Otolaryngologist: An otolyaryngologist would obtain a medical history and a physical exam. Radiographic studies may be done and a scope may be placed up the nose to visualize the sinus etc. The doctor will develop a treatment plan depending on the findings of the evaluation. ...Read more

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What can an ear, nose and throat specialist do for someone with chronic sinus problems?

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

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I'm going to see an ear, nose, and, throat specialist plus he's a thyroid specialist. Will he be able to help me with the thyroid cyst?

I'm going to see an ear, nose, and, throat specialist plus he's a thyroid specialist. Will he be able to help me with the thyroid cyst?

Yes: Otolaryngologists ( ENT Surgeons ) are trained to take care of thyroid problems and its surgery , will evaluate the nature of it , if indicated will do FNA ( needle biopsy ) most of them are equipped to do this in the office. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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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How can you go about making an appointment to see a ear nose and throat specialist?

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

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Had a MRI now my doctor is recommending i see a ear nose n throat specialist y could this be?

Had a MRI now my doctor is recommending i see a ear nose n throat specialist y could this be?

Several issues: Mr of brain can visualize paranasal sinuses in field of view. If fluid, polyps, infection or cysts are noted then ENT specialist would be in order. Mastoid disease can sometimes also be seen. You should ask your doctor why being referred. ...Read more

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My ear/nose/throath specialist said I have a slightly deviated septum and my tonsils are a bit to big. What can be done? And why do I get headaches?

My ear/nose/throath specialist said I have a slightly deviated septum and my tonsils are a bit to big. What can be done? And why do I get headaches?

Large tonsils: Lots of people have a deviated septum. It is frequently not a problem unless you are having trouble sleeping or getting recurrent sinus infections. Large tonsils can also be seen with recurrent throat infections and sleep issues. Tonsillectomy is sometimes suggested depending on a variety of factors that the ENT would discuss with the patient. Headaches can sometimes be related to sinus issues. ...Read more

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Neck or throat specialists; right specialist for being always hoarse?

Neck or throat specialists; right specialist for being always hoarse?

Varies: Hoarseness or huskiness of the voice is almost always a symptom related to the vocal folds. Therefore an ENT doctor is the correct specialist for you. Diseases that cause a persistent hoarse voice can vary from voice abuse to gerd to cancer. You need to have a laryngoscopy (direct visualization of the vocal folds). The other possibility is the prolonged use of inhaled meds for asthma. ...Read more

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Ent or throat specialists..I need help ! which do I see?

Ent or throat specialists..I need help ! which do I see?

Both: Ent is ear, nose & throat but you might go see your family doc first since we're trained to take care of the majority of common issues. Of course, we'll refer you to the appropriate specialist as deemed necessary if your condition is beyond our skill set. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Dr. Dale Tylor
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Ear Disorders (Definition)

Ear disorders can include problems with hearing, the structure of the ...Read more