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What can I expect in an appointment with an ent?

What can I expect in an appointment with an ent?

Depends: At the least, you can expect the doctor to obtain a history of the problem for which you are seeing him/her. You'll also have a physical exam of some sort, probably just of the head and neck region. What happens after that depends on your presenting symptoms and what the doctor finds during the exam. ...Read more

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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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What can you expect from the first appointment with an ent?

What can you expect from the first appointment with an ent?

Head/neck: ENT is also called head and neck surgery. During the first visit, the ENT doc will take a complete history of you chief complaint. He/she will perform a complete head and neck exam including nose, ears, throat, vocal cords. Often a hearing test. often endoscopy of nose or throat. Xrays may be done. ...Read more

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Should I go to urgent care for a peritonsillar abscess? I made an appointment with an ENT but they can't see me until the 9th. I'm swollen and in pain

Yes but: yes this way they will start you on antibiotics, and some topical treatment until you see the specialist. you can go to the ER, it is more expensive,but if they found out that your condition urgent and required immediate surgical intervention, they can admitt you and ask for an urgent ENT consult. either way seeing somebody sooner will be better ...Read more

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What can I do for a followup ENT appointment?

Go: It's not clear what your appointment was for, what they said, and what was their plan for follow up. ...Read more

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What will the ENT be looking for at my first appointment?

What will the ENT be looking for at my first appointment?

Head/neck: ENT is also called head and neck surgery. During the first visit, the ENT doc will take a complete history of you chief complaint. He/she will perform a complete head and neck exam including nose, ears, throat, vocal cords. Often a hearing test. often endoscopy of nose or throat. Xrays may be done. ...Read more

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What could I do to make an appointment to see a ENT specialist ?

What could I do to make an appointment to see a ENT specialist ?

ENT: I would consult directly with your family physician. He or she may have particular ENT specialists that they work with. Your physician's office may be able to assist with arranging for session with one of those otolaryngologists. ...Read more

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What can I expect at my first ENT appointment for my throat? Do they have to numb my nose and throat or can I opt out of the numbing spray?

Why the check up: Why are you going to an ENT? Depending on that they may or may not have to numb your throat. Remember its your body and you can ALWAYS opt out of any medical advise as long as you take responsibility for your decision. ...Read more

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I am going in with my 79 year old father tomorrow to an appointment with his ENT. He has a tumor in his throat that the ENT wants to remove surgically. What questions would you recommend that I ask of his doctor? I have the following on my list: size of t

Stage/Prognosis: what is tumor cell type and what are the treatment options as far as chemo or radiation as well as surgery. Also has the tumor spread anywhere else? Need to ask what is entailed in the surgery and what deficits may be expected after in terms of swallowing and talking and dietary restrictions. Don't be afraid to get multiple opinions to explore all options ...Read more