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

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 sinus disorders, sleep apnea.


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What is the definition or description of: ENT and head and neck surgery?

What is the definition or description of: ENT and head and neck surgery?

ENT & Head and Neck: 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 sinus disorders, sleep apnea. ...Read more

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

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 sinus disorders, sleep apnea.


Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Ent and head and neck surgery (Tip)

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

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I am post head and neck surgery and radiation for SCC of my upper jaw and palate. My CT shows Otomastoid opacification on that side. How is that treat?

I am post head and neck surgery and radiation for SCC of my upper jaw and palate. My CT shows Otomastoid opacification on that side. How is that treat?

Depends on cause.: We have to know your symptoms & look at the CT scan (often examine ears as well) to come to a diagnosis. You've described the CT appearance (darkened mastoid cells) but the CAUSE was not mentioned. Is it an infection? Treat it with antibiotics. Is it from an allergic reaction? Treat with antihistamines. Is it from radiation? Hyperbaric oxygen is only known treatment for late effects of radiation. ...Read more

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Horners syndrome stage 3 fr surgeon severing symphatic nerve during neck surgery don't sweat on rt side pittosis miosis any hope 4 a normal face again?

Horners syndrome stage 3 fr surgeon severing symphatic nerve during neck surgery don't sweat on rt side pittosis miosis any hope 4 a normal face again?

Unsure: If they completely severed the trunk, then unlikely that you will have a good recovery. If things do not recover, cosmetics can be helpful. There are cosmetic surgeries to consider for ptosis, as well, if the miosis if really bothersome, color contact lenses can hide this. ...Read more

Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Ent and head and neck surgery (Tip)

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

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Besides surgery, how else are head and neck cancers treated?

Besides surgery, how else are head and neck cancers treated?

Chemo, Radiation: Besides surgery, radiation and chemotherapy are typically used. Radiation is used in both early as well advanced cancers while chemotherapy is used in advanced cancers and those cases where the cancer has recurred. ...Read more

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Since surgery is a frequently used in treating head and neck cancers, is there a risk of disfigurement?

Since surgery is a frequently used in treating head and neck cancers, is there a risk of disfigurement?

Yes: Yes, significant risk, depending on the area of the cancer. The best way to treat these cancers would be at a major medical center, where cancer resection and reconstruction can often be done during the same procedure. In your area - Stanford Medical Center. ...Read more

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Ent and head and neck surgery (Tip)

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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I have FD of left femur (head and neck) approx 1 X 3 inches. 2 pins and bone graft w/ surgery in 2002. Should I have restrictions on lifting?

I have FD of left femur (head and neck) approx 1 X 3 inches. 2 pins and bone graft w/ surgery in 2002. Should I have restrictions on lifting?

Probably not: Your exact repair is not entirely clear from your message however in general only months after repair the bones is as strong or stronger than it was prior, unless you had abnormal healing. You should double check with your orthopedist to find out if they had any such concerns, usually you should also have physical therapy that would have stipulated weight bearing. Be well ...Read more

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Can neck pain cause vertigo and dizziness when bending head and neck over or to the side? Or when laying down? It's not bppv (as told by my ent)

Can neck pain cause vertigo and dizziness when bending head and neck over or to the side? Or when laying down? It's not bppv (as told by my ent)

Yes: Usually you have inner ear issues but occasionally the vertebral artery can be compressed by spurs in the neck can lead to these symptoms. Ct of the cervical spine or MRI would be helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
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Ent and head and neck surgery (Tip)

Pre- surgery physical therapy sometimes helps with faster recovery. ...See more

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I have blocked feeling in left ear when moving my head and neck, ears are clear and infection free as per ent. Have known TMJ also. Related?

I have blocked feeling in left ear when moving my head and neck, ears are clear and infection free as per ent. Have known TMJ also. Related?

Ear blockage and TMJ: The connection is so common that there is a term, the otomandibular syndrome, meaning combination signs and symptoms of ear problems along with TMJ disorders as the causative agent. Look at the bite and the muscles for imbalance electromyographically. Look for occlusal imbalance with the tscan and finally look for 524.6 of the icd codes, anomaly: jaw to cranium. Typically ear blockage is related. ...Read more

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To see plastic surgeon or head and neck surgeon?

To see plastic surgeon or head and neck surgeon?

Depends....: That would depend upon your reason for the visit. Each might be better at certain things. No one is great at everything. :). ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Long Dr. Long
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Ent and head and neck surgery (Tip)

Be aware that there are specialists in all areas these days. This applies to rehabilitation from surgery or injuries as well. I would advise you to seek out the experts and then let their advice become your routine. Time and space separate you from whatever initiated the damage. Focus on what you have and then go from there. Some of us will pass through life without splitting a toenail. Most of the rest of us are not so lucky. ...See more

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What is the definition or description of: head and neck surgeon?

What is the definition or description of: head and neck surgeon?

Classically ENT: This is a surgeon who is competent to perform surgery in the head and neck region. Any disease in this area is treated by this surgeon. Before the otolaryngologist - head and neck surgeon (ent), general surgeons were the classic head and neck surgeon. With the specialization of each surgical field, surgeons now concentrate on specific areas of the body. Ents are best equipped in this area. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Hellman
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Neck Surgery (Definition)

Neck surgery entails an operation on any of the tissues of the neck including skin, muscles, blood vessels, esophagus, larynx, trachea, ...Read more