When you choose an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist at Ascension sites of care, you get a doctor who is part of an integrated national network of care. ENT doctors, also called otolaryngologists, diagnose and treat conditions that affect your senses – hearing, smell and taste and chronic conditions, including:
- Chronic ear infections
- Dizziness and vertigo
- Ear infections
- Lumps in the neck
- Ringing in the ears
- Sleep apnea
- Sore throat and tonsillitis
- Stuffy nose
Your ENT specialist provides therapeutic and surgical treatments. Advanced surgical care includes treatments to correct ear, nose and throat abnormalities, biopsy enlarged lumps in the neck, and treat mouth, tongue and throat cancer.
Comprehensive care for ear, nose and throat conditions
Each appointment starts with a conversation about you and your symptoms. Then, your care team works with you to deliver a personalized care plan that’s right for you or your child.
Ears – ENT specialists work with audiologists to evaluate changes in your hearing. We also provide newborn hearing screenings and hearing tests for adults. Our care teams provide consultations and evaluations for hearing aids, cochlear implants and BAHA implanted devices. Our ENT specialists diagnose and treat chronic ear conditions: ear infections, earaches, ringing in the ears, headaches behind the ear, and balance problems.
Nose – As surgeons, ENT specialists remove nasal polyps that can block sinus and nasal passages, affect breathing and your ability to smell. Chronic nasal congestion and nosebleeds are also treated by ENT specialists.
Throat – Minimally invasive endoscopy is a procedure that uses image-guided technology to help your specialist diagnose and treat many types of conditions, including swallowing disorders, tonsillitis and damage to your voice box. During an endoscopic procedure, your specialist can collect biopsy tissue, remove growths and treat head and neck cancer.
Specialized care to help manage asthma
Difficulty breathing, wheezing, chest tightness and persistent cough are common symptoms of asthma. At Ascension sites of care, our ENT specialists help you manage conditions that can trigger your asthma, including allergies. Your doctor works with you to create an asthma management plan and delivers follow-up care that’s right for you.
ENT cancer specialists for head and neck cancer
At Ascension sites of care, our experienced ENT specialists are part of an integrated national network of doctors, sharing best practices and advanced treatment options for throat cancer and other head and neck cancers. Getting regular oral screening of your mouth, tongue and gums may help find oral cancer early, when it is most treatable. Talk with your doctor about symptoms you are experiencing, and risk factors for head and neck cancer.