Ear, Nose & Throat
Physicians on the medical staff treat a range of issues dealing with the ears, nose, throat and neck. Some of the most common procedures they perform 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.
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.
A tonsillectomy is a procedure to remove the tonsils, two oval-shaped pads of tissue at the back of the throat.