COVID-19 Update:

 

Century is committed to keeping our patients safe.  We're following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Illinois Department of Public Health.  This includes social distancing, using TeleMedicine virtual visits and scheduling patients by priority.  To reduce the volume in our waiting room and the potential risk of infection, we will be migrating towards pre-screened urgent health visits or TeleHealth visits.   We appreciate your understanding as we work to increase our capacity while keeping you safe.

If you are sick, have a fever, a newly presented dry cough, have travelled internationally, please do not visit the office.  Instead, call us to setup a TeleMedicine visit, or contact your Primary Care Physician for further instruction.  Century is not able to provide screening or testing for COVID-19. 

If you present with Ansomia (loss of smell) or Ageusia (Loss of taste), Have been COVID-19 Positive within the past 4 weeks, or have been in direct contact with someone who has tested positive, please do not enter the practice.  Let us know and we can recommend a Telemedicine visit.

 

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Century Ear, Nose & Throat
Century Ear, Nose and Throat- Head and Neck Surgery   At Century Ear, Nose & Throat we recognize that you have a choice when it comes to your preferred ear, nose and throat specialist (known as an Otolaryngologist)...

Our Services
Century Ear Nose & Throat offers a full array of ear, nose and throat services to help you stay healthy...

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  You can reach Century Ear Nose & Throat during our regular business hours at: 708-460-0007...

Ear
... Inner Ear Infection (Otitis Interna) Also known as labyrinthitis, inner ear infections are most commonly caused by other infections in the body, particularly sinus, throat or tooth infections...

Nose
Snoring/ Sleep Apnea Snoring is a noise produced during sleep that originates in the back of the throat or nose...

Throat
Everyone experiences sore throats when they have a cold or flu...

Welcome to Our Blog
Welcome to the Blog of Century Ear Nose & Throat and Audiology Century Ear Nose & Throat and Audiology would like to welcome you to our blog...

Brian P. Farrell, M.D.
... Orland Park, IL ENT Doctor Century Ear, Nose and Throat, Head and Neck Surgery General Otolaryngology Academic Affiliation American Academy of Otolaryngology and Allergy Clinical Expertise Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy Nasal Septoplasty Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Parotidectomy Allergy Ear disorders Hearing loss Chronic cough Sleep disorders Education Medical School Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine Residency Program Loyola University Medical Center-Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Languages Spoken English  

Philip D. Kooiker, M.D.
... Orland Park, IL ENT Doctor Century Ear, Nose and Throat, Head and Neck Surgery General Otolaryngology Clinical Expertise Adult and pediatric general ENT Minimally Invasive Sinus Surgery Balloon Sinuplasty Thyroid Surgery Voice Disorders Head and Neck Cancer Otologic Diseases and Surgery Education Medical School University of Iowa College of Medicine Residency Program Loyola University Medical Center-Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Languages Spoken English

Silvio Marra, M.D.
... Orland Park, IL ENT Doctor Century Ear, Nose and Throat, Head and Neck Surgery General Otolaryngology Languages Spoken English, German Clinical Expertise Pediatric Hearing loss Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea Tonsillectomy Adenoidectomy Cautery of Nosebleeds Ear Tubes Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Pediatric ENT Education Undergraduate Cornell University Medical School University of Illinois, Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine Residency Program Loyola University Medical Center-Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery   See Dr...

Curtis G. Walsh, M.D.
... Orland Park, IL ENT Doctor Century Ear, Nose and Throat, Head and Neck Surgery Facial Plastic Surgery Clinical Expertise Facial Plastic Surgery Facial reconstruction after Mohs Surgery Rhinoplasty (change external shape of nose) Facelift Blephoraplasty (eye lid surgery) Brow lift Facial rejuvenation Scar Revision Skin cancer General ENT General ENT Practice Area Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Balloon Sinuplasty Thyroid/Parathyroid Surgery Deviated Septum Nasal Polyps Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy Myringotomy (Ear Tubes) Education Medical School Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine Residency Program Loyola University Medical Center-Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Fellowship Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Gulf Shores, AL Languages Spoken English

Nirav N. Thakkar, M.D.
...Thakkar has maintained a teaching position at the University of Illinois as an Assistant Clinical Professor, and is actively engaged in teaching surgery of the ears, nose, and throat, and head and neck cancer surgery to the residents at the Jesse Brown VA...

Krystyna V. Gal, D.O.
... Orland Park, IL ENT Doctor Century Ear, Nose and Throat, Head and Neck Surgery General Otolaryngology Clinical Expertise Adult and pediatric general ENT Thyroid/Parathyroid Neck masses Snoring and Sleep Apnea Tosillectomy and Adenoidectomy Ear tubes/Ear disorders Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Balloon sinuplasty Deviated Nasal Septum Allergy testing and treatment Hearing loss Headaches Dizziness/Vertigo Salivary Gland Disorders Hoarseness Cough Education Undergraduate The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Medical School Midwestern University- Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine Residency Program Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-Otolaryngology-Facial Plastics Surgery Languages Spoken English and Polish

Muhamad A. Amine, M.D.
...Amine, MD Orland Park, IL ENT Doctor Century Ear, Nose and Throat, Head and Neck Surgery Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery Clinical Expertise Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery Pituitary Surgery Meningioma Surgery Deviated Septum Endoscopic Nasal Surgery Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Inspire Therapy Nasal Polyps Rhinoplasty (nose Job) for breathing Septoplasty-Deviated Septum Septoplasty- Nose/Bone Cartilage Sinus Cancer Sinus Disorders General ENT Thyroid and Parathyroid Sleep Apnea and Snoring Head and Neck Cancer Hearing and Balance Voice and Larynx Facial Skin Cancer Clinical Expertise Sinus Surgery Endoscopic Nasal Surgery Chronic Sinusitis Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Nasal Obstruction Tonsillectomy, Adenoidectomy  Education Medical School St...

Facial Plastic Surgery
... Post-graduate training includes a year of general surgery, four years of residency in otolaryngology (disorders of the ears, nose, and throat), and may also include one to two years in a fellowship dedicated to facial plastic surgery...

Nirav N. Thakkar, MD
  Academic Affiliation University of Illinois at Chicago - Assistant Clinical Professor Jesse Brown VA Clinical Expertise Conservation Larynx And Pharynx Surgery Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) Transoral Laser Microsurgery (TLM) Head And Neck Reconstruction Head Neck And Throat Cancer Microvascular Free Tissue Transfer Minimally Invasive Thyroid And Parathyroid Surgery Salivary Gland Surgery And Sialoendoscopy Skin Cancer Education Undergraduate University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Bachelor of Science in Electrical Enginering Medical School University of Illinois at Chicago Residency Program University of Illinois at Chicago - Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Fellowship Northwestern University - Head and Neck Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery Board Certification American Board of Otolaryngology

Head and Neck Oncology
... Call Century Ear, Nose, Throat, Head & Neck Surgery In Orland Park, New Lenox, Evergreen Park, IL To Talk To One Of Our Board Certified Physicians!

Allergy Treatment
... Instead of turning to a regular physician, an ENT doctor specializes in treating problems that affect the ears, nose and throat...

Oak Lawn
Oak Lawn Towers Medical Pavilion Oak Lawn, IL ENT Doctor Century Ear, Nose & Throat, Head & Neck Surgery 4700 W 95th Street Oak Lawn, IL 60453 708-460-0007 Call For Fax Call For Pricing Options   Please call the office to schedule an appointment  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & every other Friday, mornings only We participate in the following insurances: Medicare BCBS UHC Aetna Cigna PHCS and most PPOs Advocate PHO

New Lenox
Silver Cross Hospital New Lenox, IL ENT Doctor Century Ear, Nose & Throat, Head & Neck Surgery 1890 Silver Cross Boulevard Suite 245 New Lenox, IL 60451 708-460-0007 Call For Fax Call For Pricing Options   Please call the office to schedule an appointment  Monday, Tuesday, and  Friday Mornings...

Orland Park
Main Office Orland Park, IL ENT Doctor Century Ear, Nose & Throat, Head & Neck Surgery 16001 108th Ave Orland Park, IL 60467 708-460-0007 Call For Fax Call For Pricing Options   Please call the office to schedule an appointment  Office Hours Monday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday     8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Sunday Closed We participate in the following insurances: Medicare BCBS UHC Aetna Cigna PHCS and most PPOs Advocate PHO

Pediatric ENT
Home >Services >Pediatric ENT   Pediatric ENT Services for Orland Park, New Lenox, & Evergreen Park, IL Patients How your ear, nose and throat doctor in Orland Park, Evergreen Park, & New Lenox, Illinois can help your child...

Patient Testimonials
... Facial Plastic Surgery My experience with Century Ear Nose & Throat has been exceptional...

Nirav N. Thakkar, M.D., F.A.C.S.
...Thakkar, MD Orland Park, IL ENT Doctor Century Ear, Nose and Throat, Head and Neck Surgery Head and Neck Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery Fellow, American College of Surgeons American Head and Neck Society, Active Member Academic Affiliation University of Illinois at Chicago - Assistant Clinical Professor Jesse Brown VA Clinical Expertise Conservation Larynx And Pharynx Surgery Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) Transoral Laser Microsurgery (TLM) Head And Neck Reconstruction Head Neck And Throat Cancer Microvascular Free Tissue Transfer Minimally Invasive Thyroid And Parathyroid Surgery Salivary Gland Surgery And Sialoendoscopy Skin Cancer Inspire Therapy Education Undergraduate University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Medical School University of Illinois at Chicago Residency Program University of Illinois at Chicago - Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Fellowship Northwestern University - Head and Neck Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery Board Certification American Board of Otolaryngology Philosophy of Care I believe in partnering with my patients to obtain a diagnosis and develop an individualized medical or surgical treatment plan...

Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS)
Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery Laryngectomy Neck Dissection Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Parotidectomy Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) is a procedure to remove mouth and throat tumors in a minimally invasive manner with a high definition 3D view to allow for increased precision...

Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery
Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery Laryngectomy Neck Dissection Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Parotidectomy Often times clearing all cancer from the head and neck requires removing tissue from the face, mouth, throat, or neck that could have a major impact on form and function...

About Our Practice
Century Ear, Nose and Throat was created in 1960 under Dr...

ENT Staff
Century Ear Nose & Throat is made up of a team of professionals dedicated to providing the best quality healthcare in a responsive and caring environment...

ENT Doctors Office
Century Ear, Nose and Throat - Head and Neck Surgery Main Office Orland Park, IL ENT Doctor Century Ear, Nose & Throat, Head & Neck Surgery 16001 108th Ave Orland Park, IL 60467 708-460-0007 Call For Fax Call For Pricing Options   Please call the office to schedule an appointment  Office Hours Monday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Tuesday 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Wednesday     8:30 AM to 12:00 PM Thursday 8:30 AM to 6:45 PM Friday 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Sunday Closed   Oak Lawn 4700 West 95th Street Suite 104 Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453 708-460-0007 Please call the office to schedule an appointment  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & every other Friday, mornings only   We participate in the following insurances: Medicare BCBS UHC Aetna Cigna PHCS and most PPOs Advocate PHO

Allergies
...An ear, nose, and throat specialist can help determine the substances causing your discomfort and develop a management plan that will help make life more enjoyable...

Sinus Surgery
Home >Services >Sinus Surgery   Different Types Of Sinus Surgery Options for Orland Park, New Lenox, & Evergreen Park, IL Patients The ear, nose, and throat specialist will prescribe many medications (antibiotics, decongestants, nasal steroid sprays, antihistamines) and procedures (flushing) for treating acute sinusitis...

Balloon Sinuplasty
... Call Century Ear, Nose, Throat, Head & Neck Surgery In Orland Park, New Lenox, Evergreen Park, IL To Talk To One Of Our Board Certified Physicians!

Otolaryngology
...Serving Orland Park, New Lenox, & Evergreen Park, IL Patients Otolaryngology is a specialized field of medicine that focuses on the ear, nose, and throat...

Controlling Your Allergy Symptoms
...Century Ear, Nose, Throat, Head & Neck Surgery, your ENT in Orland Park, New Lenox, & Evergreen Park, IL, can tell you some of the most common allergy symptoms and what you can do to make life with allergies a bit easier on yourself...

Treating Canker Sores
A canker sore is a painful ulcer that often develops within the mouth or tongue, but can also be found within the throat or on the lips...

How to Avoid Sinus Infections
...You may also experience: Pain in your upper jaws or teeth, eyes, nose or forehead A yellowish-green discharge when you blow your nose Congestion caused from swelling in your sinuses Severe headaches and earaches A sore throat and persistent cough Sinus infections are most often viral, but they can also be bacterial or fungal...

Managing Your Allergies
...Century Ear, Nose & Throat (with offices in Orland Park, Evergreen Park and New Lenox, IL) offers treatments for allergies...

What Could Be Causing Your Breathing Problems?
Do you have breathing problems such as wheezing, shortness of breath, a chronically stuffed nose, or throat tightness...

Is Facial Plastic Surgery Right for You?
...Fortunately, here at Century Ear, Nose, and Throat in Orland Park, Evergreen Park, and New Lenox, IL, Dr...

Treating a Deviated Septum
...If you have a deviated septum, your ear, nose, and throat doctor (ENT) can help...

Struggling with Allergies? We Can Help
...Triggered by a wide range of allergens, such as dust, pollen, or pet dander, allergies can interfere with your quality of life by producing uncomfortable symptoms such as sneezing, congestion, scratchy throat, shortness of breath...

Dealing With Swimmer’s Ear
...If you think you may have swimmer’s ear, or if you are experiencing any kind of ear pain, it’s a good idea to play it safe and visit an ear, nose and throat specialist right away for care...

Mouth Sores
...Unlike cold sores, which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HS1 and HS2) and develop on the lips and the skin around the mouth, non-Herpes related mouth sores can form on the gums, tongue, lips, the lining of the cheeks and throat...

What Causes Nosebleeds?
...During an evaluation an ear, nose and throat doctor can ask you questions about your symptoms, perform a quick examination of the nose and determine the underlying cause of your persistent nosebleeds...

Swallowing Disorders
... Some people having pain when they swallow while others may have trouble swallowing certain foods or feel as if there is something stuck in their throat...

Your Sinus Surgery Options
...Brian Farrell of Century Ear, Nose and Throat, Head and Neck Surgery in Orland Park, IL, about sinus surgery options...

Causes of Dizziness
...While you may visit a family physician to find out what’s going on, don’t be surprised if you end up being referred to an ear, nose & throat doctor...

Skin Surface Procedures
...If you'd like to look and feel younger by eliminating wrinkles, discolorations, and more, the providers here at Century Ear Nose and Throat offer facial plastic surgery options to improve your look...

Types of Breathing Problems
...Early symptoms include exercise-induced rapid breathing, a persistent cough, and clearing your throat often (usually in the morning)...

TeleVisits
April 3, 2020: Century Ear Nose and Throat Head and Neck surgery Associates is excited to add TeleVisits...

How to Live Well With Allergies
... Here at the Century Ear, Nose & Throat, Head & Neck Surgery, we offer allergy management treatments to help you better manage your allergies...

Five Most Common Nasal Issues
...Exposure to pollens, grass, weed, or mold can trigger uncomfortable symptoms, including: Frequent sneezing Congestion that makes breathing more difficult Runny nose Pain and pressure in your sinuses Itchy nose, eyes, ears, and throat Watery eyes Scratchy throat Allergy medications or shots, prescription nasal sprays, decongestants, and antihistamines can help prevent or reduce your symptoms...

Signs You Need Hearing Aids
...Before you talk to your Ears, Nose, and Throat specialist, educate yourself on the common signs of hearing loss...

Facial Plastic Surgery and You
...Here at Century Ear Nose & Throat-Head & Neck Surgery in Evergreen Park, New Lenox, and Orland Park, IL, our seven otolaryngologists are highly experienced in both medical and cosmetic facial procedures—read on to learn more...

What Is Dysphagia?
...It’s why you need to schedule an appointment with an Ears, Nose, and Throat specialist (ENT) right away...

Signs Of Throat Cancer
Your ENT doctor sees, diagnoses, and treats many conditions related to the ear, nose, and throat...

Finding the Right Treatment for Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
The eustachian tube is a narrow canal that runs from the throat to the middle ear, and it is responsible for regulating pressure within the middle ear...

When a Tonsillectomy Is Necessary
The tonsils are two small glands that are found in the back of the throat...

Should I See an ENT Doctor About My Allergies?
... Instead of turning to a regular physician, an ENT doctor specializes in treating problems that affect the ears, nose and throat...

Getting Your Tonsils Removed
If you open your mouth, it’s fairly easy to see your tonsils, as they are the two soft-tissue organs that lie on either side of the back of the throat...

Signs You May Need Sinus Surgery
... Century Ear, Nose and Throat, Head and Neck Surgery provides everything from allergy treatments to sinus surgery to those living in Orland Park, Evergreen Park and New Lenox, IL...

Treating a Cleft Palate
...This is why it’s important to work with a qualified ear, nose, and throat doctor who can ensure that your child gets the proper treatment to correct their cleft palate...

The Possible Causes of Dry Mouth
... While it might be obvious that a dry mouth will feel, well dry, there are other symptoms associated with dry mouth including, Sore or irritated throat Excessive thirst Changes in taste Less obvious symptoms include hoarseness or dry eyes...

Our Pediatric ENT Services
...When a child is struggling with a condition that negatively impacts the ears, nose, or throat, you need an actionable plan that’s tailor-fitted to your child...

Tympanoplasty: Repairing a Damaged Ear Drum
...The highly skilled ear, nose, and throat doctors at Century Ear, Nose & Throat, Head & Neck Surgery in Orland Park, IL, specialize in otolaryngology and perform tympanoplasty procedures to repair damaged eardrums...

Methods of Soothing a Sore Throat
Sore throats are incredibly common...

Signs and Symptoms of Postnasal Drip
We’ve all experienced it: that nasty feeling when mucus drains down your throat...

Vertigo and Dizziness
...Some of the most common causes of vertigo include, Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo Labyrinthitis Meniere’s disease Vestibular neuritis Head injuries Stroke Multiple sclerosis Colds Vertigo may be acute and simply go away on its own, while other causes will require treatment from an ear, nose, and throat doctor...

Pediatric ENT Questions & Concerns
... From ear infections to tonsillitis, there are many reasons why parents may bring their child in to visit our Orland Park, Evergreen Park, and New Lenox, IL, otolaryngology specialists at Century Ear, Nose and Throat, Head and Neck Surgery...

Could Surgery Help My Sinus Problems?
...Only your ENT specialists can help to make that determination, so for more information reach out to your local experts of Century Ear, Nose, and Throat, Head and Neck Surgery, with offices in Orland Park, New Lenox, and Evergreen Park, IL...

Why Does My Throat Feel Scratchy in the Morning?
Sore throats are one of the most common symptoms people experience; however, they often accompany bacterial throat infections and colds...

Jeffrey Singh, D.O.
... Orland Park, IL ENT Doctor Century Ear, Nose and Throat, Head and Neck Surgery   Otology and Neurotology Clinical Expertise •Hearing and Balance/Vertigo •Cochlear Implants and Osseointegrated Hearing Devices •Otosclerosis and Stapes Surgery •Chronic Ear Infections and Perforated Ear Drums •Cholesteatoma •Tympanoplasty and Mastoidectomy •Ossicular Chain Reconstruction •Cancer of the Ear and Ear Canal •Vestibular Schwannoma (Acoustic Neuroma) General ENT •Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy •Thyroid and Parathyroid Disease •Salivary Gland Disease and Surgery •Chronic Sinusitis and Endoscopic Sinus Surgery •Balloon Sinuplasty •Deviated Nasal Septum and Septoplasty •Voice and Larynx Disorders •Facial Skin Cancer Education Medical School Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine Residency Program McLaren Oakland Hospital, Michigan State University Statewide Campus Health System...

Recovering From Your Tonsillectomy
...Other symptoms such as ear and throat pain are common and can last up to two weeks...

How Can an ENT Help With Allergies?
...We understand the importance of your health here at Century Ear, Nose & Throat and have doctors ready to treat your symptoms as they relate to allergies in Orland Park, New Lenox, Evergreen Park IL...

When To See an ENT for Hearing Loss
If you're experiencing problems with your ears, you should have them checked by an ear, nose, and throat specialist (ENT) before the issues turn severe...

Throat
Aging and Swallowing Aspiration Cricopharyngeal Muscle Dysfunction Dysphagia GERD and LPR Hoarseness Salivary Gland Disorders Sore Throats Spasmodic Dysphonia Tonsillitis Tonsils and Adenoids Vocal Cord Paralysis Voice Box (Laryngeal) Cancer Zenker’s Diverticulum

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
...The team may include: an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist (or otolaryngologist), plastic surgeon, oral surgeon, speech pathologist, pediatric dentist, orthodontist, audiologist, geneticist, pediatrician, nutritionist, and psychologist/social worker...

Nasal Fractures
... If you suspect your nose may be broken, you should see an ENT (ears, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, within one week of the injury...

Dysgeusia
...Impaired taste can take many forms, including: Hypogeusia, which is a reduced or diminished sense of taste Ageusia, which is a complete loss of taste Aliageusia, when a typically pleasant-tasting food or drink begins to taste unpleasant Phantogeusia, which refers to tasting something that is not actually there, or hallucinating a particular taste The tongue and throat have many taste receptors...

Deviated Septum
... Discuss your symptoms and any known nose damage or surgeries with your primary care provider or an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist...

Geriatric Rhinitis
...However, there are special considerations for senior patients, and symptoms of geriatric rhinitis may include: Constant feeling of nasal drainage Chronic or uncontrolled need to clear the throat of mucus Sense of nasal obstruction, most often while lying down Nasal crusting, especially during winter and in patients taking diuretics Vague facial pressure Decreased sense of smell and taste What Causes Geriatric Rhinitis...

Hyposmia and Anosmia
... Loss of smell is a health condition that should be evaluated and treated by an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist...

Nosebleeds
...Common symptoms can include: Anterior nosebleeds begin with a flow of blood out one or both nostrils Posterior nosebleeds can begin further back in the nose and may flow down the throat What Causes a Nosebleed...

Post-Nasal Drip
Glands in your nose and throat continually produce mucus, normally one to two quarts per day...

Sinus Headaches
...For example, many patients visit an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, to seek treatment for what they think is a sinus headache, only to learn they actually have a migraine or tension headache...

Sinusitis
...Your primary care provider or an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, can help sort out what type of sinusitis you have and how to treat it...

Rhinitis
...A qualified ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, can provide a thorough evaluation and appropriate treatment for your nasal/sinus condition...

Turbinate Hypertrophy
...First, discuss your symptoms with your primary care physician or an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist...

Aging and Swallowing
...Changes in the tongue, upper throat (pharynx), vocal cords and voice box (larynx), and lower throat (esophagus) occur with aging...

Aspiration
... When swallowing becomes difficult, or the sensation of your throat or voice box becomes impaired, anything that passes through your mouth can get into your lungs, even saliva, which is full of bacteria...

Cricopharyngeal Muscle Dysfunction
If the cricopharyngeal muscle (CPM) in your throat malfunctions or is impaired, this can cause you to have difficulty swallowing...

Dysphagia
...If swallowing is difficult on a regular basis, you should see an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist...

GERD and LPR
Acid reflux occurs when acidic stomach contents flow back into the esophagus, the swallowing tube that leads from the back of the throat to the stomach...

Hoarseness
... If you have any of these symptoms for hoarseness, you should see an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, as soon as you can: Hoarseness that lasts more than four weeks, especially if you smoke Severe changes in voice lasting more than a few days Voice changes, such as raspy, strained, breathy, weak, higher or lower in pitch, inconsistent, fatigued, or shaky voice Difficult breathing Pain when speaking Vocal professionals (singer, teacher, public speaker) who cannot do their job What Causes Hoarseness...

Salivary Gland Disorders
...There are also many tiny, minor salivary glands located along the lips, inside the cheek, mouth, and throat...

Sore Throats
Everybody gets a sore throat now and then...

Spasmodic Dysphonia
... Generally, an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, and a speech language pathologist will perform a comprehensive exam, including a review of the patient’s medical history and symptoms and a visualization of vocal fold movement using a special camera called a flexible laryngoscope through the nose...

Tonsillitis
Tonsillitis, also described as pharyngitis, refers to inflammation of the pharyngeal tonsils, which are lymph glands located in the back of the throat that are visible through the mouth...

Tonsils and Adenoids
Tonsils are the two round lumps in the back of your throat...

Vocal Cord Paralysis
... Symptoms of paralysis and paresis of the vocal cords can include: Voice changes—Hoarseness, breathy voice, weak voice, gurgling quality to the voice, shortness of breath after speaking Airway problems—Shortness of breath with efforts, noisy breathing, unsuccessful cough Swallowing problems—Choking or coughing when swallowing food, drink, or saliva, and food sticking in throat These symptoms can be mild to severe depending on the degree of paralysis, and the ability of your voice box to adapt...

Voice Box (Laryngeal) Cancer
... Signs and symptoms of laryngeal cancer include: Worsening or persistent hoarseness Difficulty swallowing Persistent sore throat or pain with swallowing Difficulty breathing Pain in the ear Lump in the neck Coughing up blood Anyone with these signs or symptoms should be evaluated by an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist...

Zenker’s Diverticulum
A Zenker’s diverticulum (ZD) is a rare condition where an “outpouching” occurs where your throat meets your esophagus, the swallowing pipe that leads into your stomach...

Goiter
...Discuss any possible symptoms or concerns you may have with your primary care provider, an endocrinologist, or an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist...

Hyperthyroidism
...Discuss any possible symptoms or concerns you may have with your primary care provider, an endocrinologist, or an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist...

Pediatric Thyroid Cancer
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the throat...

Thyroid Nodules
... Your endocrinologist or ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, may order or perform: Thyroid function tests, including thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) Blood tests, or radiology examination An ultrasound to see the size and appearance of the nodule A fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy, which is a safe, relatively painless procedure...

Pediatric Sleep-disordered Breathing
...Overweight children are at increased risk for SDB because fat deposits around the neck and throat can also narrow the airway...

Snoring, Sleeping Disorders and Sleep Apnea
... Symptoms associated with OSA can include: Loud snoring Pauses in breathing during sleep Waking up gasping or choking Waking up with a dry mouth or sore throat Daytime sleepiness or fatigue Frequent nighttime urination Morning headache Irritability, mood changes, depression, difficulty concentrating High blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, or other cardiac issues What Causes OSA...

Ankyloglossia (Tongue-tie)
...When tongue movement is restricted, evaluation by an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, may be necessary to check for ankyloglossia or other conditions that can affect oral and tongue function...

Pediatric Hearing Loss
...In addition to an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, children with permanent hearing loss should be seen by other specialists, including an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) and in some cases, a heart doctor (cardiologist) and a genetics doctor...

Pediatric Sinusitis
... The following symptoms may indicate a sinus infection in your child: A cold lasting more than 10 to 14 days Low- or even high-grade fever Thick yellow-green nasal drainage for at least three days in a row Post-nasal drip, sometimes with sore throat, cough, bad breath, nausea and/or vomiting Headache, usually in children age six or older Irritability or fatigue Swelling around the eyes What Causes Pediatric Sinusitis...

Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Acid reflux occurs when acidic stomach contents flow back into the esophagus, the swallowing tube that leads from the back of the throat to the stomach...

Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease
...A multidisciplinary team approach between an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, an audiologist, and a rheumatologist is recommended to manage the condition...

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
...After a thorough examination of your ears, nose, throat, and neck, the doctor will perform a test on you that is called a Dix-Hallpike Maneuver...

Cholesteatoma
... Cholesteatoma may cause these symptoms: Hearing loss Ear drainage, often with a bad smell  Recurrent ear infections Sensation of ear fullness Dizziness Facial muscle weakness on the side of the infected ear Ear ache/pain If you experience any of these symptoms, you should see an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, as soon as possible...

Conductive Hearing Loss
... If you are experiencing hearing loss, you should see an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, who can make a specific diagnosis for you, and talk to you about treatment options, including surgical procedures...

Earaches
... A variety of problems can cause earaches in children and adults: Middle ear infection (called acute otitis media) Swimmer’s ear (called otitis externa) Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction or jaw joint pain Eustachian tube dysfunction Inflammation of the outer ear (called chondritis) Cotton swab use Throat infection Throat cancer (rarely) What Causes Earaches in Children...

Ears and Altitude (Barotrauma)
... If your ears fail to open, or if you are experiencing persistent pain in your ears, seek the help of an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist...

Earwax (Cerumen Impaction)
...This is most often performed by an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, using suction or special miniature instruments, and a microscope to magnify the ear canal...

Hyperacusis
... If you think you or a loved one may have hyperacusis, you should seek an evaluation by an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist...

Ménière’s Disease
...Treatment options include: A low salt diet and a diuretic (water pill) Anti-vertigo medications (used to stop acute attacks) Intratympanic injection with either dexamethasone or gentamicin Surgery Your ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, will help you choose the treatment that is best for you, as each has advantages and drawbacks...

Otosclerosis
... Because many symptoms seen with otosclerosis can be caused by other medical or ear-related conditions, it’s important to be examined by an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist...

Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SNHL)
...Other causes may include: Sudden hearing loss—caused by a virus; you should see an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, for urgent treatment that could help recover some hearing Aging—gradual SNHL that cannot be reversed (most common) Acoustic trauma—exposure to loud noises (e...

Swimmer's Ear
...Your primary care provider or ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, will prescribe treatment to reduce your pain and to treat the infection...

Tinnitus
...Prior to any treatment, it is important to undergo a thorough examination and evaluation by an ENT (ears, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, and an audiologist...

Vestibular Schwannoma
...Weighing these factors requires a thorough discussion with your ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, and often referral to additional specialists in neurotology, neurosurgery, and/or radiation-oncology...

Bell's Palsy
... Your primary care provider, or ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, may prescribe antiviral drugs in addition to oral steroids...

Fine Needle Aspiration
...So, play it safe! If you have a lump in your head and neck area, see your ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, as soon as possible for an evaluation...

Head and Neck Cancer
...But a lump(s) in the neck can be the first sign of cancer of the mouth, throat, voice box (larynx), thyroid gland, salivary glands, or of certain lymphomas and blood cancers...

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
...Many different subtypes of the virus exist, and it usually affects the throat or the reproductive tract...

Neck Mass in Adults
... Common symptoms in patients with a neck mass at higher risk for cancer (see “What Causes a Neck Mass” below) include: The mass lasts longer than two to three weeks The mass gets larger The mass gets smaller but does not completely go away Voice change Trouble or pain with swallowing Trouble hearing or ear pain on the same side as the neck mass Neck or throat pain Unexplained weight loss Nasal blockage in one side of the nose Breathing difficulty Bleeding from nose and oral cavity Coughing up blood Skin lesion on the face or scalp that is growing or changing color What Causes a Neck Mass...

Sialadenitis
... An ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, may diagnose Sjogren’s syndrome based on persistent symptoms of dry eyes and/or mouth, parotid gland enlargement, and abnormal blood test results...

Skin Cancer
... Skin sores that do not heal A scar-like bump that was not caused by injury or trauma If you notice any of the factors listed above, see your primary care provider, or an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, right away...

Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain
...Many patients see an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, convinced that their pain is from an ear infection...