Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
Otolaryngologists on the medical staff at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery provide surgical care for ear, nose and throat (ENT) disorders in infants, children and adults. They perform the latest techniques, including laparoscopic surgery, which may reduce recovery time.
Ear, nose & throat surgical procedures include:
An adenoidectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the adenoids. Adenoids are small lumps of tissue that lie in back of the throat behind the nose. They are typically removed if they interfere with breathing through the nose and if they cause chronic earaches.
Balloon Sinuplasty is a procedure for those suffering from chronic sinusitis. Instead of using endoscopic instruments, surgeons use balloons to dilate the sinus openings. In some cases, recovery may be faster than conventional sinus surgery.
Endoscopic sinus surgery
Endoscopic sinus surgery is a procedure to remove blockages in the sinuses. These blockages lead to sinusitis, a condition in which the sinuses swell and become clogged, causing impaired breathing and pain.
Head and neck tumors
Talk with your physician if you have a lump or a sore that does not heal, a sore throat that does not go away, trouble swallowing or a change or hoarseness in the voice. These could be signs of cancer. Head and neck cancer includes cancers of the mouth, nose, sinuses, salivary glands, throat and lymph nodes in the neck.
Myringotomy (Ear tube insertion)
A myringotomy is a procedure in which a small incision is made in the eardrum to remove fluid from the middle ear. The fluid is typically caused by an infection or allergies. A small ear tube may be inserted into the eardrum to maintain the drainage and allow ventilation into the middle ear.
Nasal fractures typically occur as a result from facial injuries in contact sports or falls. Talk with your physician if you think your nose is broken or if a recent injury has caused pain to your nasal area.
Nasal polyps are abnormal lesions that develop in the lining of the sinuses. They are caused by allergies or recurring sinus infections. Medications may shrink polyps, but nasal surgery is sometimes needed to remove them.
Septoplasty (Deviated nasal septum)
A septoplasty is a surgical procedure to correct a deviated septum. A deviated nasal septum is when the dividing bone or cartilage of the middle of the nose is twisted to one or both sides. This may cause nasal congestion, nosebleeds and chronic sinusitis.
A tonsillectomy is a procedure to remove the tonsils, two oval-shaped pads of tissue at the back of the throat.
Thyroid surgery may be advised for those with thyroid conditions including cancerous and benign (non-cancerous) thyroid nodules or large or overactive thyroid glands.