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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.