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Ear, Nose & Throat Care

Specializing in treating disorders of the ear, nose & throat. Skilled in the latest surgical advancements for head and neck surgery.

Sinuplasty, Head, Neck Thyroid Surgery

Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) uses a small, flexible, balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways and facilitate drainage of the mucus that builds up in patients suffering from chronic sinusitis symptoms. It is performed in the office under local anesthesia, so that there is no need to go to an operating room or undergo general anesthesia unlike traditional sinus surgery. BSP requires no cutting and no removal of bone and tissue. When the sinus balloon is inflated, it restructures and widens the walls of the sinus passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining. Published clinical data in the leading ENT journals shows that it is safe, effective and proven to offer significant improvement for sinusitis symptoms.

Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) uses a small, flexible, balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways and facilitate drainage of the mucus that builds up in patients suffering from chronic sinusitis symptoms. It is performed in the office under local anesthesia, so that there is no need to go to an operating room or undergo general anesthesia unlike traditional sinus surgery. BSP requires no cutting and no removal of bone and tissue. When the sinus balloon is inflated, it restructures and widens the walls of the sinus passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining. Published clinical data in the leading ENT journals shows that it is safe, effective and proven to offer significant improvement for sinusitis symptoms.

Thryroid and Parathyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer occurs when abnormal cells begin to grow in your thyroid gland. These cells form small lumps called nodules or tumors. Thyroid cancer can cause several signs and symptoms including: hoarseness, difficulty swallowing, trouble breathing, lump or swelling in your neck, and persistent diarrhea.

Risk Factors

  • Radiation treatment or radiation exposure
  • Female
  • Asian
  • Personal or family history of thyroid disease or thyroid cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Inherited medical conditions such as Gardner’s syndrome and familial polyposis.

Diagnosis

After a thyroid nodule is found during a physical exam, an ultrasound is performed to confirm the presence of the nodule and assess the status of the whole gland. If it is determined that the lump or nodule could be cancerous a biopsy of the gland may be performed to check for cancer cells. A biopsy is a simple procedure in which a small piece of the thyroid tissue is removed, usually by a needle or an excisional biopsy may be performed as well.

Treatment Options

Treatment options depend on your age, the type of thyroid cancer, and the stage of the disease. The stages refer to how severe the disease is and how far the cancer has spread. The different treatment options include:

  • Radioiodine therapy
  • External radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Surgery to remove part or all of the thyroid gland
  • Thyroidectomy is an operation that involves the surgical removal of all or part of the thyroid gland.
Benign & Malignant Tumors

Tumors or growths in the head and neck area may be divided into those that are benign (not cancerous) and malignant (cancerous). Fortunately, most growths in the head and neck region are considered to be benign. These benign growths can be related to swellings, infection, fluid collections, inflammation or tumors that are non life-threatening. The malignant growth, may be life-threatening and cause other problems related to the growth and the spread. Most benign and malignant growths in the head and neck are treatable.

Head and Neck Cancer

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Skin Cancer

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