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Does an ENT doctor excise a fibroid tumor on the tongue?

Does an ENT doctor excise a fibroid tumor on the tongue?

tongue surgery: An ENT physician may be able to perform the surgery, but you are probably better off with an oral surgeon. ...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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How can I find a great ENT doctor?

How can I find a great ENT doctor?

Depends: Depends on the problem you are being evaluated for. For example. a voice problem, sinus problem, ear problem. There are subspecialties. Best answer is to get a referral to a medical school ENT faculty. There are usually subspecialists in the area of concern. In your area the Medical University of So Carolina in Charleston, SC. ...Read more

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Can an ENT doctor tell if someone smokes?

Probably yes: Chronic smoking has deleterious effects on the nose and throat. Nasal congestion, nasal drainage, and nasal obstruction may occur. The throat is often red and swollen and finally chronic inflammation of the vocal folds and even cancer of the tongue, tonsil, and larynx may all possibly occur. Sometimes one can pick up a smoker just by the tobacco odor the skin emits. So yes an ENT doc can tell. ...Read more

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What should I tell my ENT doctor if I am unhappy with him?

What should I tell my ENT doctor if I am unhappy with him?

We Work 4 U: I encourage you to communicate directly w/your ENT why you are unhappy or simply choose another doctor. You owe it to your health to be direct; as professionals, we need to encourage crystal- clear communication. Good luck! ...Read more

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What things would an ENT doctor do differently than a regular doc?

What things would an ENT doctor do differently than a regular doc?

In what context: Ents usually will perform a more concentrated exam of the head and neck, if necessary. Ents have specially equipment , like flexible laryngoscope to look at the larynx (vocal cords), microscopes to look at the middle ear and ear drum magnified and telescopes to look up inside the nose and the openings where the sinuses drain, if symptoms or signs warrant. ...Read more

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My doctor gave me a referal to an ent. but when do i go? i have no dates

My doctor gave me a referal to an ent. but when do i go? i have no dates

Non Complaint: If your doctor wants you to see ENT specialist , you a condition ( you did not explain ) need attention call for appointment and find time , your parents are needed as you are a minor ( 16 yr ) and take care of that problem ...Read more

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Hi, would it have to be an ENT doctor specifically or just any doctor in general?

Hi, would it have to be an ENT doctor specifically or  just any doctor in general?

For your foot?: Hi. Why would you want to see an ENT for that foot problem of yours??? Hmmm? Sounds silly? Well no sillier than you asking a question about what kind of doctor to see without giving us any clue as to what the problem is. We're not mind readers on here. ...Read more

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Family & ENT doctor can't figure out what's wrong & symptoms are getting worse. What do I do!?

Tell us symptoms: Doctors guess at why patients have problems. In order to this we need clues such as when started, where in body occurs, what kind of pain, does pain radiate, any mechanical accidents, how does it relate to sleep, any weight loss, how does it interfere in your life, any fevers or weight loss, etc. . Without this information we are not able to guess. ...Read more