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Samantha Kanuck, PA-C

Samantha Kanuck, PA-C Samantha chose Advanced ENT to start her second career as a Physician Assistant after a life in clinical pathology and veterinary medicine.  Samantha has always been interested in ear nose and throat disorders, and has taken that interest to master her ENT specialty training.  Since she completed the Physician Assistant Program at […]

Hyperacusis and Her Little Sister Misophonia

The uncoiled cochlea

Hyperacusis is an over-sensitivity to sounds. For those individuals experiencing hyperacusis some everyday sounds (the dishes, the vacuum, laughter, riding in the car etc.) may be uncomfortable or even painful for them. The first step for a person with hyperacusis is to get a complete evaluation by an Otolaryngologist (ENT) and an Audiologist. A variety of possible causes will […]

Endoscopic Skull Base & CSF Leak Surgery

Providing exposure to the pituitary gland and base of the brain, and repairing damage done by trauma or surgery to these areas are part of what Rhinologists – Otolaryngologists do. We work closely with various neurosurgeons in the community in Atlanta to assist in pituitary gland surgery (adenohypophysectomy) and definitively sealing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks […]

Updated Clinical Practice Guideline on Adult Rhinosinusitis

The American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery recently published an updated clinical practice guideline on adult sinus infections. Sinus infections, often peaking during allergy and cold seasons, account for about $11 Billion in annual direct expenditures in this country and affect about 30 million people annually. And as sinus sufferers know, the […]

Propel Sinus Stent for Sinusitis

The sinus stent represents the cutting edge of sinus infection technology.  This new device, from a cocktail napkin idea in 2005 to an FDA approval in 2011, dramatically improves healing after sinus surgery.  Watch the attached video to see how the stent is placed within the sinus cavities, and then releases a potent nasal steroid […]

Dizzy? Is it vertigo?

Benign Positional Vertigo (or Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo) Vertigo is special kind of dizziness that give you a severe sense of spinning or motion. It is usually a sign of an inner ear disorder, but can be a result of the balance nerve (vestibulo-cochlear nerve) or balance center in the brain. Vertigo can be quite […]

Washington Post story today about Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Washington Post story today about Obstructive Sleep Apnea Maybe it is more than just snoring?  Obstructive sleep apnea causes pauses in breathing at night, limiting REM-phase sleep and causing blood oxygen fluctuations.  In addition to daytime sleepiness and headaches, severe OSA can cause hypertension and heart disease and can contribute to obesity. What may be […]

Screening for high risk oral HPV

Scary enough the #1 cause of newly diagnosed oropharyngeal cancer (throat and tonsil cancers) are now caused by the Human Papilloma Virus, not by smoking or heavy alcohol consumption. This has changed the demographic of our new “typical cancer patient” to a younger less-suspecting population. Dentists are now performing routing oral cancer screening as part […]