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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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Will the ENT doc be able to run tests for at office today for appointment or will I have to do a bunch of testing as outpt (vertigo/ringing/headache)?

Will the ENT doc be able to run tests for at office today for appointment or will I have to do a bunch of testing as outpt (vertigo/ringing/headache)?

Depends: Some offices may have all the equipment to teat and treat your problem other offices may not have this capability. Call the office first to ask regarding the specific office about this. ...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

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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

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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

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One of yalls doctors here said lpr can be diagnosed by ent in office without all them test and by physical examination how does it work?

Yes: Email Healthtap support for a list of Ear nose and throat doctors in your area that you can make an appointment to see ...Read more

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What conditions does an ENT doc traet normally?

ENT: Surgery and medical problems of head and neck, including:

ear, nose, throat, neck, face
sinusitis, allergy, nosebleeds
throat trouble- hoarseness, pain, cancer, tonsillitis, trouble swallowing,
ear infections, hearing loss
skin cancer
neck masses- thyroid, parotic, cysts, lymph nodes, glands, etc
dizziness
mouth and throat issues
many others. ...Read more

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Why do we need audiologists if we have ENT doctors?

Why do we need audiologists if we have ENT doctors?

Ask an ENT: Audiologists do the test, but the ear, nose and throat physician makes the diagnosis and treatment plan. See also:

www. Richmondhearingaids. Net. ...Read more

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Doctors what to do for balance/unsteadyness 24/7 for years if ENT apointment take months? : (worred : (

See Neurologist: How about seeing a neurologist? Someone like myself could get an appointment for you within days of calling the office. I believe many large academic centers (such as Cleveland Clinic and others) advertise same day appointments. I'm not sure why anybody CHOOSES to wait MONTHS to see anybody nowadays. ...Read more

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Is there an ENT cancer doc?

Is there an ENT cancer doc?

Some ENT's: Perfer tonsils and otology, but a substantial number focus on cancer diagnosis, treatment including reconstruction and microvascular surgery. ...Read more

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Doc, may I know how much the cost for visit a ENT doctor without insurance? Please

Doc, may I know how much the cost for visit a ENT doctor without insurance? Please

Insurance is cheaper: At age 22, the cost of a single visit could pay for 3 months of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. If you are working you or your employer are required by law to obtain health Insurance. If you're not working then you probably qualify for government subsidized insurance at no cost. You never just need one visit to a doctor. Trying to pay out of pocket for medical care will break you. ...Read more

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What will an ENT doctor do in the case that there is something wrong with my epiglottis?

Ask the ENT Doctor: Ask the doctor what he finds
if you want us to answer the question, tell us what your symptoms are and why you think something is wrong with your epiglottis
what he will do depends on what he finds. ...Read more

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As an ENT doctor, what's the most common type of inappropriate referral you see from general practitioners?

As an ENT doctor, what's the most common type of inappropriate referral you see from general practitioners?

Not inappropriate: Referrals are made when your primary doctor is not sure what the problem is or they are unfamiliar with the best forms of treatment. It's quite appropriate to send these patients to someone specialized in fields like ent. Along those lines, it's very unusual to receive a truly inappropriate referral. Having said this, ear pain is often misdiagnosed as ear infection when it's really tmd. ...Read more

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Today I got the second sinusitis since November! I also have turbinate hyperthrophy. Should I go to my ENT doc?

Recurrent sinusitis: Two sinus infection is not extraordinary. However, if you do have an ENT doctor that you see, it would be wise to see that doctor and get evaluated. If you have a history of multiple infections per year, then you may need additional evaluation with imaging, possibly sinus surgery. ...Read more

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If ENT doctor says that I have a hearing lose but yet I can hear better now than I did during the exam. Is it normal for my hearing go bak n forth?

If ENT doctor says that I have a hearing lose but yet I can hear better now than I did during the exam. Is it normal for my hearing go bak n forth?

What did u say?: O just kidding! It's possible that hearing can wax and wane. Ear wax once cleared naturally will improve hearing. Or it could be selective hearing - you're oblivious to what your spouse is telling you (pun intended). Hearing loss from nerve damage is usually steady and worsening and not improving. Ask your ENT dr for an explanation. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Many people who are deaf exist in Romania and I was wondering: do ENT doctors use sign language (impossible for me to understand) to comunicate with?

Deafness: Today there is little need for sign language with so many wonderful hearing aids, amplifiers, audio devices. The simplest cell phones can be converted to amplify sound. Many used hearing aids are available through agencies. It is important to use these so you can enjoy social contact. ...Read more

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Sir I consulted for second opinion and now the other ENT doctor has asked me not to opt for surgery insted he prescribed me with medicines for 45 days?

Sir I consulted for second opinion and now the other ENT doctor has asked me not to opt for surgery insted he prescribed me with medicines for 45 days?

Reasonable: Treatment with antibiotics is the standard first-line treatment for patients with sinusitis. Amox-clav or Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (what you were given) for 2-3 weeks is an ideal first option. Other possible medications could be oral steroids, with allergy medication/sprays as and adjunct. Surgery is reserved for recalcitrant disease that does not reposed to multiple antibiotic courses. Follow up is needed. ...Read more

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Am I able to set up an appt myself with ENT doc without a referral from my primary physician?

Depends on insurance: It will depend on your insurance. Some insurances require you to have everything referred through/by your primary care doctor. Some other insurances allow you to go straight to specialist. Check your insurance policy on that issue. ...Read more