Ear, Nose, and Throat

Ascentist Healthcare Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) specialists use advanced diagnostic tools and techniques to provide you with personalized ear, nose, and throat care. Request an appointment below to speak with an ENT expert near you!

An ear, nose and throat doctor examines a patient’s ear in a medical setting.

What Is ENT (Otolaryngology)?

We know how difficult it can be to live with ENT conditions while trying to navigate the ins and outs of everyday life. That’s why Ascentist’s team of ENT specialists are dedicated to finding the right course of treatment for your specific ENT condition.

Our otolaryngologists offer comprehensive medical care for patients experiencing issues related to the ears, nose, throat, and related structures. Our services encompass a wide range of conditions and treatments, including diagnosis and management of ear infections, hearing loss, sinus problems, allergies, voice and swallowing disorders, tonsil and adenoid issues, sleep apnea, and head and neck tumors.

Ascentist Healthcare otolaryngologists use medication, minimally invasive procedures, or surgical interventions when necessary as part of a personalized treatment plan. With our expertise and specialized ENT knowledge, we aim to improve patients’ quality of life and help them overcome the burdens of their healthcare conditions.

An ENT doctor treats a woman with ear, nose, and throat conditions in a healthcare exam room.
  • Ear infections (otitis media)
  • Hearing loss and hearing disorders
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Balance disorders
  • Sinusitis (sinus infections)
  • Allergies and allergic rhinitis
  • Chronic cough, throat clearing, Globus sensation
  • Nasal congestion and chronic nasal obstruction
  • Deviated septum
  • Nasal polyps
  • Sleep apnea and snoring
  • Voice disorders and hoarseness
  • Swallowing disorders (dysphagia)
  • Tonsillitis and adenoiditis
  • Laryngitis and vocal cord disorders
  • Head and neck tumors
  • Thyroid and parathyroid disorders
  • Facial nerve disorders
  • Septoplasty (surgery to correct a deviated septum)
  • Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) for chronic sinusitis or nasal polyps
  • Turbinate reduction surgery (to address nasal congestion)
  • Thyroidectomy (removal of the thyroid gland)
  • Parathyroidectomy (removal of the parathyroid glands)
  • Cochlear implantation (for severe hearing loss)
  • Myringotomy with tube insertion (to treat recurrent ear infections or chronic fluid in the ears)
  • Stapedectomy (surgery to improve hearing in cases of otosclerosis)
  • Laryngoscopy and vocal cord surgery (to treat voice disorders, vocal cord nodules, polyps, or paralysis)
  • Neck dissection (for head and neck cancer)
  • Tracheostomy (creation of a surgical airway)
  • Salivary gland surgery (for conditions like salivary gland stones or tumors)
  • Sleep apnea surgeries (such as uvulopalatopharyngoplasty – UPPP)
  • Endoscopic skull base surgery (for tumors at the base of the skull)
  • Balloon sinuplasty (a minimally invasive procedure for chronic sinusitis)
  • Inspire implantation (a treatment for obstructive sleep apnea)
  • Pediatric ENT
  • Vestibular Therapy
  • Inspire Sleep Therapy
  • Vagal nerve stimulator placement
  • Radiofrequency ablation of thyroid nodules
  • Allergy testing and “immunotherapy” an individualized allergy treatment
An ENT physician checks a patient’s throat during a medical examination.

Our otolaryngology practice is distinguished by its collaborative approach and comprehensive range of subspecialty services, ensuring that we meet all the basic and advanced needs of patients seeking medical care for ENT conditions. Our team of highly skilled otolaryngologists offers expertise in various subspecialties, including neurotology, laryngology, rhinology, and head and neck cancer care.

We are proud to provide cutting-edge treatments such as Inspire implantation, Cochlear implantation, and numerous other advanced therapies, including:

  • Sinus Pain Treatments
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Balloon Sinuplasty FAQs
  • PROPEL®Sinus Stent
  • SINUVA™ Sinus Implant
  • VivAer®
  • ClariFix®
  • RhinAer™
  • Sinus Quiz

With a patient-centered approach, we prioritize personalized care, utilizing state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and techniques to accurately diagnose and develop individualized treatment plans.

Our commitment to excellence in ENT care allows us to address a wide range of conditions and provide patients with comprehensive, compassionate, and effective solutions for their ear, nose, and throat health concerns.

What is the scope of practice for an ENT specialist?
ENT specialists, or otolaryngologists, manage and treat conditions of the ears, nose, throat, as well as related structures in the head and neck. Their scope includes audiology, rhinology, laryngology, and even facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Whether you have hearing issues, sinus problems, voice disorders, or require head and neck surgery, an ENT specialist is the physician trained to assess and treat these conditions.

When should I see an ENT doctor?
If you experience persistent symptoms such as ear pain, hearing difficulties, nasal congestion, throat discomfort, or changes in your voice, it may be advisable to consult an ENT specialist for diagnosis and treatment.

What kinds of tests are commonly used in ENT medicine?
Common diagnostic tests include audiometry (for hearing), endoscopy (for visualizing internal structures), CT scans, and MRI imaging. Other specialized tests may be used depending on the specific condition.

Do ENT doctors perform surgeries?
Yes, ENT specialists are trained in surgical procedures related to the ears, nose, and throat. This includes surgeries like tonsillectomy, sinus surgery, and procedures to treat sleep apnea, among others.

Can ENT specialists treat allergies?
Many ENT specialists are trained in the management of allergies, especially as they relate to conditions like chronic sinusitis and rhinitis. They can perform allergy testing and offer treatment options like antihistamines, decongestants, or immunotherapy.

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