EAR, NOSE AND THROAT
An otolaryngologist is a physician trained in the medical and surgical management of ear, nose and throat diseases and disorders. Commonly referred to as ENTs, they identify and treat diseases of the ears, nose, sinuses, larynx, mouth, throat and structures of the face and neck. Otolaryngologists complete up to 15 years of college and post-graduate training, including medical school. Many also complete a one- or two-year fellowship to gain more extensive training. All otolaryngologist must be certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.
There are seven areas of expertise in the field of otolaryngology: allergy, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, head and neck, laryngology (throat), otology/neurotology (ears, balance and tinnitus), pediatric otolaryngology, rhinology and sleep disorders.
The SENT team also provides services in audiology, hearing aids and implants, swallowing and reflux disorders, snoring disorders, sleep disorders and reconstructive and cosmetic facial plastic surgery.
These are a few examples of operations the ENT surgeons perform:
- Tonsillectomy: removal of the tonsils to prevent infection.
- Myringotomy: surgery for chronic ear infections, placement of ear tubes.
- Laryngoscopy, Bronchoscopy, Esophagoscopy: use of a scope to examine the larynx, trachea, or esophagus.
- Endoscopic sinus surgery using a guided image system.
- Thyroidectomy: removal of the thyroid gland.
- Septoplasty: treatment of nasal septum deformity or injury.
- Microscopic middle ear surgeries.
- Face lifts and reconstruction
- Endocrine surgery
- Head and neck surgery
“To be the premier surgical group in the region.”
-Board of Directors, November 2012
We value the individual needs and concerns of our patients and their families, and we are committed to working in partnership with them to develop and practice outstanding, personalized care.
We value the teamwork of our unique group of specialists who are all committed to maintaining the highest levels of professional skills. Every member of our staff employs their particular talents and training to best serve our patients. We work together to develop the most comprehensive and beneficial treatment plan possible.
We value honesty and integrity in all our dealings with our patients, the larger medical community and with each other.
We value your perception of your experiences at Spokane Ear, Nose and Throat and Surgery Center. Our staff is committed to your care and comfort.
Ear disorders include a variety of conditions such as hearing loss, ear infections, tinnitus, Meniere’s disease, benign positional vertigo, perforated eardrum, otosclerosis, hyperacusis, impacted earwax, Eustachian tube dysfunction, cholesteatoma and more. An otolaryngologist working in conjunction with an audiologist is the best team for addressing your ear disorder.
Spokane ENT physicians and surgeons provide a full range of services to treat conditions and disorders of the sinus and nasal passages. We offer diagnostics as well as medical and surgical solutions for most conditions from the treatment of nasal blockage to the most delicate re-sculpting of the nasal tip. This includes problems such as…
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- Snoring/Sleep Apnea
- Nasal Blockage
- Pediatric Nasal
- Smell/Taste Disorders
- Nasal Polyps
- Sinus Problems
Most individuals have experienced a change in their voice at some point in their life. This could be something as simple as singing too loudly and waking up the next day to a scratchy throat. On the other end of the spectrum a change in voice can be a symptom of a nasal polyp. Many…
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- Salivary Gland Disease
Allergies are a widespread condition that affects approximately one out of every five Americans. They occur throughout the year in all types of climates, and can be triggered by pollen, mold spores, dust mites, animal dander, food, chemicals, medications and other environmental irritants. With so many possible causes, finding the source of an allergic response…