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Ear Nose Throat Specialists Laparoscopic Surgery
Is it normal to have bad neck/head pain while trying to sleep days after having laparoscopic surgery for a ruptured cyst?
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 more
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
Follic lesions on thyroids I was recently diagnosed with 2 follicular lesions. One on each tyroid. One about 1cm in size and the other about 3cm in size. The first ENT (ears nose throat) dr said surgery but can wait. And get check ups. The second ENT sugge
Follicular: Follicular nodules that are read as indeterminate by the pathologist have an approximately 25% chance of being cancer, and surgical removal is the only sure way to find out if it is indeed a cancer. If you don't want surgery, then very careful follow-up with regular ultrasound exams to look for growth of the nodule or development of abnormal lymph nodes in the area would be an option, with the understanding that if the nodule did grow or abnormal lymph nodes developed then surgery would be necessary. ...Read more
Nose issue I was in the ears, nose and throat doctor that I had never seen before. She noticed that my right nasal passage is partially blocked by tissue. This is due to a broken nose in second grade that I had surgery for. I've grown up with this prob
It: It sounds like you have narrowing of the right nasal airway due to your prior injury. This isn't something you have to have fixed if it doesn't bother you. The main concern would be if a separate mass was seen growing in the nose. You could always get a second opinion from a different ENT doctor to see what your options are. ...Read more
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
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
Otolaryngologist: Surgical specialists treating conditions that affect the ear, nose, sinuses, throat, voice, swallowing, balance, etc. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Who is best: You have to ask other patients. Also, you should ask your primary doctor. ...Read more
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 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
I'm on a journey to lose a lot of weight to rid my apnea so I can join marines, what doctor should I see? General? Ears nose throat? Sleep specialist?
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
Have obtuse feeling in my left ear for almost a year now. Audiogramm showed no hearing loss. Ear nose throat specialist have no idea.
Obtuse feeling ear.: I have no idea what an "obtuse" feeling is for you. Please describe in more detail. ...Read more
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: Méničre'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
My ER does not handle ear problems, my family doc (PCP) refuses to treat me with my ears/nose or eyes (I've had sinus surgery, eye surgery & ear surgery), once any specialist has touched me, she refuses to treat me. My last specialist has left the country
ENT?: What about your doctor who performed your surgeries? I am assuming this was an ENT (Ear, nose and throat doctor). This would be the type of doctor I would recommend visiting. ...Read more
Left Ear stepedectomy surgery 2 months back. Now ear & ear surroundings of head and left side of throat paining? . What to do? .
Unrelated: Likely unrelated unless problems withe ear. See ENT doc who did the procedure to make sure. ...Read more
Had sinuis surgery to remove polyous & straighten nose. Tubes in ears. Ct scan normal. Still dizzy & stiff neck. Headache in temples what to do?
Go back to doctor: Make sure that you are not developing infectious complications of this procedure. Could be quite severe. Go soon and be seen. Best wishes. ...Read more
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
Sharp pain in front of throat by collarbone and left side of throat. Hurts to tilt head back. Hurts when touched. Had sleep apnea surgery years ago.
Evaluation: Likely unrelated to sleep apnea surgery. See MD for evaluation. ...Read more
No,: If you eat more and exercise less you will gain weight. ...Read more
See your surgeon: If you are having a rough time and are not improving every day, then see your surgeon promptly. ...Read more
Position: While shoulder pain is often attributed to irritation if the diaphragm by carbon dioxide gas uses in laparpscopy, back pain is most often a consequence of laying down flat on your back without moving while under general anesthesia. It should be self limited, and when postop pain permits, some back stretching may help. ...Read more