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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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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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Will I need to wear a chip strap after a neck lift? I've read that some doctors don't think compression is very useful after the first 24 hours after surgery. Is it the same for chin straps after a neck lift? .

Will I need to wear a chip strap after a neck lift? I've read that some doctors don't think compression is very useful after the first 24 hours after surgery. Is it the same for chin straps after a neck lift? .

Neck Lift Chin Strap: Except when liposuction is done I do not require a chin strap to be used following my lower facelift or necklift surgeries. Your surgeon will recommend what is best for your particular situation based on their former experience. ...Read more

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Confirmed ear yeast infx not going away after 2 wks of ear drops. Got appt with my doc next week for referral to ENT. How likely will I need surgery?

Confirmed ear yeast infx not going away after 2 wks of ear drops. Got appt with my doc next week for referral to ENT. How likely will I need surgery?

Uncertain.: Hope surgery unlikely. You leave out key details - do you have an immune deficiency or poorly controlled diabetes. In addition to an ENT doctor I would probably want to see an infectious disease doctor particularly if surgery is suggested. Depending on the type of infection you're describing- imaging such as CT scan/ MRI may help It sounds like you're on the right track. Hope you're better soon. ...Read more

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My family doctor sent me to a ENT for a biopsy for my thyriod and neck mass. They both have small calification. Am I looking at surgery?

My family doctor sent me to a ENT for a biopsy for my thyriod and neck mass. They both have small calification. Am I looking at surgery?

Small calcification: Small calcifications are seen in the thyroid in some conditions. Usually they are seen in psommoma bodies which are a pathological feature seen in papillary thyroid carcinoma fortunately papillary thyroid cancer is very treatable and has a great chance of cure. Any neck nodes can be removed with a selective neck dissection. The good news is lymph nodes in pap thy cancer do not mean badness. ...Read more

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Sleep study is good, thyroid test is ok, ENT doc want to do adenoidtomy. Any other tests before surgery for incessant sleepiness 4 a 9yrs old girl?

Sleep study is good, thyroid test is ok, ENT doc want to do adenoidtomy. Any other tests before surgery for incessant sleepiness 4 a 9yrs old girl?

See Below: If your child had a normal sleep study, removal of adenoids is not going to be beneficial. There are other reasons your child can be tired, including anxiety, depression. ...Read more

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I have ear pain goes down in my neck and throat went to ent doctor siad every thing looked fine. When's to Dentice every thing fine. It comes and goes?

I have ear pain goes down in my neck and throat went to ent doctor siad every thing looked fine. When's to Dentice every thing fine. It comes and goes?

Throat and Ear pain: Greetings. Throat and Ear pain should be evaluated with an endoscope if it is persistent and worsening. Thoughts would be Eustachian Tube disorder, TMJ, Sinusitis, possibly even a growth in the nose or throat area. I guess I would like like to know more about the examination. Were you scoped or not? If not, it might be worth getting a second opinion from another ENT. ...Read more

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Right side tongue, throat, ear constantly hurt and feel odd. Had sinusitis surgery 3 months ago. ENT looked at my throat with endescope but saw nothing.

Right side tongue, throat, ear constantly hurt and feel odd. Had sinusitis surgery 3 months ago. ENT looked at my throat with endescope but saw nothing.

Unclear: Need a second opinion and not necessarily. If the ENT doctor is very competent, ask him who would be good for a second opinion. The doc will be forthright and should tell you either an ENT or maybe a neurologist. The cause of pain should be followed up. ...Read more

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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

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

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I got an ear infection 2 weeks ago and ruptured my eardrum. Went back to the family doctor yesterday and he said there's still a hole covering about 1/3 of eardrum. He referred me to an ENT doctor. Will I need to have surgery? I'm concerned.

I got an ear infection 2 weeks ago and ruptured my eardrum. Went back to the family doctor yesterday and he said there's still a hole covering about 1/3 of eardrum. He referred me to an ENT doctor. Will I need to have surgery? I'm concerned.

Not likely to need..: Most often, ruptured ear drums grow back on their own. One is not likely to need surgery (though there is a small chance for surgical repair if the rupture does not fully resolve). However, since one is seeing ENT Specialist, one can rest assured that he/she will do his/her best to preserve one's hearing function. ...Read more

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I am experiencing sore throat. My ENT doctor says I have chronic reflex and dysphasia. I've had a upper gi series and endoscopy both came back normal. Medication no real effect. Is surgery the next move or maybe a different medication.?

I am experiencing sore throat. My ENT doctor says I have chronic reflex and dysphasia. I've had a upper gi series and endoscopy both came back normal. Medication no real effect. Is surgery the next move or maybe a different medication.?

Gastroenterologist: Your next step should be to return to your gastroenterologist. It may be that you need an alteration of your current medication or change of the dosage. If you were still having dysphagia, sometimes in esophageal dilatation, or stretching of the esophagus is useful. He will be better able to tell you based on the details of your situation. Good luck. ...Read more

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When I swollow my food it feels like it gets stuck n my throat. ENT doc but a scoop down my nose into my throat said it was swollen due acid reflex???

When I swollow my food it feels like it gets stuck n my throat. ENT doc but a scoop down my nose into my throat said it was swollen due acid reflex???

Dysphagia: Dysphagia, or difficulty passing food through the esophagus, is a common complication of uncontrolled acid reflux. You should take the medication that the doctor prescribed, avoid any foods which make your reflux worse, avoid alcohol and cigarettes, and consider tilting your bed. If your dysphagia doesn't improve, a gastroenterologist usually can stretch the esophagus if necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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When I eat foods feel stuck n my throat. ENT doc put a lil scoop down my nose n my throat n red it was red/swollen. Could this lead to Cancer the refl?

When I eat foods feel stuck n my throat. ENT doc put a lil scoop down my nose n my throat n red it was red/swollen. Could this lead to Cancer the refl?

Technically yes.: reflux is associated with the development of atypical cells in the esophagus (Barrett's Esophagus).

you might want a more detailed consult on this sent to my inbox. ...Read more

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I'm 23 can my acid reflex cause me cancer right now? ENT doc put scoop down my nose to c my throat said it was red/swollen. I'm on Prilosec and Zantac (ranitidine)

I'm 23 can my acid reflex cause me cancer right now? ENT doc put scoop down my nose to c my throat said it was red/swollen. I'm on Prilosec and Zantac (ranitidine)

GERD & cancer.: While reflux can cause cancer, I'd think you'd be way too young to worry about that right now. Happens in time, but you'd generally need to be much older, perhaps > 50 years old. ...Read more

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My ent doctor scoped me in my throat and up my nose and checked my ears with a tool he said no pre cancer does that mean no oral cancer?

My ent doctor scoped me in my throat and up my nose and checked my ears with a tool he said no pre cancer does that mean no oral cancer?

No oral cancer: ENT doctors always inspect your face, neck, throat, lips, nose and mouth to look for any signs of oral or other cancer. Screening for head and neck cancer is a part of ENT's comprehensive examination. ...Read more

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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

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

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Doctor recommendation for eyelid surgery to reduce staring/under eye bags from thyroid eye disease. Can anyone recommend an eyelid surgeon? Thanks

Doctor recommendation for eyelid surgery to reduce staring/under eye bags from thyroid eye disease. Can anyone recommend an eyelid surgeon? Thanks

Depends on location: You should seek out an oculoplastic surgeon in your general region for this type of surgery. Some ENT surgeons and plastic surgeons can also do this type of work. Hopefully your thyroid problem is under control. ...Read more

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I have a goiter pushing over esophagus, pretty big never saw endocrinologist, ear, nose, throat doctor recommended surgery. Some thoughts?

I have a goiter pushing over esophagus, pretty big never saw endocrinologist, ear, nose, throat doctor recommended surgery. Some thoughts?

Obstruction: Neck mass, regardless of the organ or cause, at a certain size (also regardless of delay) need relief of obstruction (airway/feeding tube). Primary concern is avoid loss of airway. Surgery might be the best choice if you are obstructed. However, most of the thyroid related diseases require both medical and surgical therapies. Be prepared for both. Take family with you to your doc visits. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is surgery an option for hyperhydrosis of the head, face and neck?

Is surgery an option for hyperhydrosis of the head, face and neck?

Guidelines: Surgery only on appropriate candidates. This link to surgical consensus: http://goo. Gl/voqx5. ...Read more

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After open heart surgery about 5 weeks now is it normal to be experiencing pain and stiffness in neck, head, shoulders and heart?

After open heart surgery about 5 weeks now is it normal to be experiencing pain and stiffness in neck, head, shoulders and heart?

Depends: On your problem. How u- important it may look bring to the attention of your doctor (s). Your doctor will make sure is not procedure related. ...Read more

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I need more neck surgery & the doctor tolde about a fusion using bone marrow & a spong. Has anyone heard of this and do u have a site I can read on it?

I need more neck surgery & the doctor tolde about a fusion using bone marrow & a spong. Has anyone heard of this and do u have a site I can read on it?

Osteosponge: See the following link which is easy to read, ...the bone marrow stem cells can be injected into a sponge matrix in the spinal area to aide in bone growth and stability.

http://wgntv. Com/2013/10/16/back-pain-a-special-sponge-could-help/ ...Read more

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Hey actually my husband is suffering from small tumour in neck so the doctors are saying that it is non cancerous but needs a surgery so should he?

Hey actually my husband is suffering from small tumour in neck so the doctors are saying that it is non cancerous but needs a surgery so should he?

It depends: What kind of tumor is it? Is it a parathyroid tumor, a thyroid tumor, a fatty tumor (lipoma), a swollen lymph node, or something else? Does it cause your husband to have symptoms? What do the doctors say are the risks if surgery is not done? The answer to these questions are needed to answer your question the best way possible! ...Read 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