Otolaryngology (ENT)

Breath Easy, You've Come to the Right Place.

At PMC, our outstanding Otolaryngologists focus on new technologies and comprehensive delivery of head and neck care. Our surgeons provide a full array of ear, nose and throat care as well as a full complement of head and neck surgery.

Conditions

Nose & Mouth Congestion, allergic rhinitis, a deviated septum and mouth sores are just a few of the varied health problems that occur in this region of the body. Others include:

  • Sinusitis
  • Sinus Infection
  • Polyps
  • Obstruction
  • Drainage
  • Deviated Septum
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Nasal Fracture


Throat 
Maladies of the throat can be a mere nuisance or a major ordeal. Tonsillitis, voice disorders, and even hoarseness all interfere with our ability to communicate. Many of these conditions can be improved or corrected with the care of an ENT physician or head and neck surgeon.

  • Thyroid Nodules
  • Tonsil and Adenoids
  • Neck Cancer
  • Reflux
  • GERD
  • LPR
  • Infections


Head & Neck 
Luckily, surgical advances are continually made in this area. Procedures such as tonsillectomy and facial plastic surgery are becoming less invasive, and new procedures are being developed to treat serious problems such as cleft palate, sleep apnea and deafness.

  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Children and Facial Paralysis
  • Children and Facial Trauma
  • Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
  • Dizziness and Motion Sickness
  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Facial Sports Injuries
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Pediatric Head and Neck Tumors o Sinus Headaches
  • Sinus Pain: Can Over-the-Counter Medications Help?
  • Sinusitis: Special Considerations for Aging Patients
  • Thyroid Disorders and Surgery
  • TMJ Pain


Pediatric 
Children face many of the same health problems that adults do, however symptoms may show themselves differently and treatment methods that work well in adults may not be appropriate for children. Your ENT can treat and diagnosis the following conditions:

  • Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)
  • Child Screening
  • Children and Facial Paralysis
  • Children and Facial Trauma
  • Cochlear-Meningitis Vaccination
  • Could My Child Have Sleep Apnea?
  • Day Care and Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
  • Earaches
  • Facial Sports Injuries
  • How Allergies Affect your Child’s Ears, Nose and Throat
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux and Children
  • Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in Children
  • Pediatric Food Allergies
  • Pediatric GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease)
  • Pediatric Head and Neck Tumors
  • Pediatric Obesity and Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders o Pediatric Sinusitis
  • Pediatric Thyroid Cancer
  • Second Hand Smoke and Children
  • Tinnitus


Cancer 
Early detection is critical to preventing fatal outcomes. Cancers of the head and neck such as laryngeal cancer can be particularly aggressive. As many as 90 percent of head and neck cancers arise after prolonged exposure to specific risk factors. Use of tobacco (cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, or snuff) and alcoholic beverages are the most common cause of cancers of the mouth, throat, voice box, and tongue. In adults who do not smoke or drink, cancer of the throat can occur as a result of infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV). Prolonged exposure to sunlight is linked with cancer of the lip and is also established as a major cause of skin cancer.

Signs of cancer of the head and neck include:

  • changes in the skin,
  • pain,
  • prolonged hoarseness, and
  • sudden loss of voice.


If you suffer from any of these symptoms you should see an ENT or head and neck physician immediately.

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