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What is an ENT Doctor?

An ENT doctor, or otolaryngologist, is a medical professional specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the ear, nose, throat (ENT), and related structures of the head and neck.

What is Otolaryngology?

Otolaryngology is the medical speciality focused on the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), and related structures of the head and neck.

What Conditions do ENT Doctors Treat?

ENT doctors treat a wide range of conditions, including ear infections, hearing loss, sinusitis, allergies, voice disorders, tonsillitis, sleep apnoea, and head and neck cancers.

When Should I See an ENT Specialist?

You should consider seeing an ENT specialist if you experience persistent or severe symptoms related to your ear, nose, and throat, such as allergic rhinitis, chronic sinus infections, chronic ear infections, hearing loss, difficulty swallowing, persistent sore throat, or nasal congestion.

What is the Difference Between an ENT Doctor and a General Practitioner?

While a general practitioner provides primary care for a variety of health issues, an ENT specialist focuses specifically on conditions related to the ear, nose, and throat. If you have a persistent or complex ear, nose, or throat problem, your general practitioner may refer you to an ENT specialist.

Do you provide guidance on hearing aids?

We will conduct a thorough assessment and hearing evaluation and can provide expert guidance on the suitability of hearing aids, recommending specific types or models tailored to your individual needs with ongoing support and adjustments as necessary.

How are Sinus Infections Treated by ENT Doctors?

ENT doctors often treat sinus infections with a combination of antibiotics, nasal decongestants, and other medications. In some cases, surgical intervention may be recommended, especially for chronic or severe sinusitis.

What is Rhinitis and How Is It Treated?

Rhinitis is inflammation of the nasal lining. It can be allergic or non-allergic. Treatment may involve allergen avoidance, medications (antihistamines, nasal steroids), and lifestyle modifications.

Do ENT Doctors Perform Surgery?

Yes, ENT doctors are trained to perform surgical procedures related to the ear, nose, throat, and neck. Common ENT surgeries include tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, sinus surgery, and procedures to address hearing loss.

What is Snoring?

Snoring is a common sleep phenomenon characterized by the noisy vibration of respiratory structures due to obstructed airflow during sleep. It occurs when the relaxed tissues in the throat, such as the uvula and soft palate, partially block the airway causing the surrounding tissues to vibrate while breathing. While occasional snoring is usually harmless, chronic and loud snoring can disrupt sleep patterns, leading to daytime fatigue and potentially indicating underlying health issues such as sleep apnea.

Can an ENT Specialist Help with Snoring and Sleep Apnoea?

Yes, ENT specialists often play a role in the diagnosis and treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. Surgical interventions, such as uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) or other procedures to address airway obstruction, may be recommended in some cases.

What is a Tonsillectomy, and When is it Recommended?

A tonsillectomy is the surgical removal of the tonsils. It is often recommended for recurrent or severe cases of tonsillitis, sleep-disordered breathing, or persistent throat infections.

What is a Hearing Test, and When Should I Have One?

A hearing test, or audiogram, is a diagnostic assessment of your hearing ability. It is recommended if you experience hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), or other symptoms related to your hearing.

Can ENT Specialists Help with Allergies?

Yes, ENT specialists can diagnose and treat allergies that affect the ear, nose, and throat. This may include allergy testing, medication management, allergy shots, and recommendations for allergen avoidance.

Can ENT Specialists Help with Dizziness and Balance Issues?

Yes, ENT specialists can assess and treat conditions that may cause dizziness and balance problems, including disorders of the inner ear. Diagnostic tests may be performed to identify the underlying cause.

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1370 13th Avenue South, Suite 115 Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

  • American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Miller School of Medicine