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What is an ENT Specialist?

Dr. Thomas Brandeisky is a great choice as your Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor, based on his experience, credentials, and dedication to patient care; but what does that mean?  What does an ENT specialist do?  When should you see one?  Continue reading to find out!

 

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Otolaryngologists are doctors that bear the name of the oldest medical specialty in the United States responsible for treating patients with ear, nose and throat disorders.  Not to forget about the structural aspects of the head and neck.

Special Skills of an Otolaryngologist

Diagnosing and managing diseases of the:

  • Sinuses
  • Larynx (voice box)
  • Oral cavity
  • Upper Pharynx (mouth and throat)
  • Structures of the neck and face

Ear, Nose, Throat

Specific to the treatment of the ear, the ENT specialist will focus on many different areas including hearing loss, ear infections, ear noise (tinnitus), balance disorders, nerve disorders and the possibility of congenital birth disorders of the outer and inner ear.  When it comes to the nose, ENT specialists treat one of the most common health complaints in America: Chronic Sinusitis.  ENT specialists will treat problems in the nasal cavity and area along the lines of nasal allergies, nasal polyps, smell disorders, a deviated septum’s and more.  Throat solutions provided by an ENT specialist include those of tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy surgery, vocal nodules treatment and revival of vocal cord tissues.

Head and Neck

Sight, smell, hearing and your face’s appearance are all a part of you.  Ear, nose and throat doctors are not only committed to helping you hear and breathe easy.  Treating infections like tumors that are both benign and malignant, the salivary glands, the mouth and voice box and deformities/facial trauma through reconstructive and plastic surgery are all a part of head and neck solutions offered by an ENT specialist.flexible laryngoscope

When should you see an ENT specialist?

Should you suspect that there is a substantial injury to your ear, nose or throat, a visit to the doctor may be in order.  According to Everyday Health, contact your ENT specialist about: balance problems, dizziness, hearing impairment, ear infections, swimmer’s ear, allergies, breathing problems, nose bleeds, just to name a few.

Come visit Dr. Brandeisky for ENT concerns you have, contact us today to book your appointment.  You can also follow Dr. Brandeisky on Facebook and Twitter for updates and connect with him on LinkedIn.

Sources: Everyday Health, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

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