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Update on Tonsil Cancer?

The past decade has brought a tsunami of tonsil cancer (and lingual tonsil cancer) to ENT clinics.  The Human Papillomavirus (HPV), long linked to cervical cancer, is now the most common cause of cancer in the throat.  The good news is our experience with this newer subtype of throat cancers has shown the HPV-linked cancers […]

Smell Something? Smell Nothing? Changes in Smell Sense

Balloon Sinuplasty

Smell loss is certainly in the news lately with the Coronavirus Pandemic, but in reality ENT’s see loss of smell (“anosmia“), reduced smell (“hyposmia“), and smelling false smells (“phantosmia“) all the time.  The sense of smell also contributes to the overall flavor of the food we eat.  And we know that when someone “loses their taste” […]

What Is the Typical Treatment for Nasal Polyps?

Nasal polyps are soft, painless growths that result from inflammation in the lining in our sinuses. They can obstruct the nasal passages and lead to complications such as impaired breathing, loss of smell, and sinus infections. These symptoms may be a sign that it is time for you to seek treatment. If you are suffering […]

Loss of Smell & Coronavirus

Recent reports from China and Europe have agreed that a sinus complaint, rhinitis, nasal congestion and a loss of smell may be early symptoms of Coronavirus. Many of these patients remain with minimal only symptoms but the loss of smell may turn out to be long term. Loss of smell is termed Anosmia (complete loss […]

What Is Tinnitus Retraining Therapy?

Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, can be one of the most frustrating medical conditions for people to live with. One in six Americans suffers from this syndrome, which when left untreated can lead to sleeplessness, depression and social isolation. While there is no cure for tinnitus, relief is now available in the way of […]

Learn More about Incisionless Septoplasty

Septoplasty can be used to treat many different symptoms, which is why it’s easy to see that this procedure is the most common procedure performed by ENTs. If you have a nasal blockage that can’t be cleared any other way, septoplasty may be the best option for you. Here at Advanced Ear, Nose & Throat […]

Who Is Qualified for Hearing Loss Treatment?

When a person is dealing with hearing loss, they may wonder when they should start seeking hearing loss treatment. If you have hearing loss right now, it may just be mildly frustrated. You may have your television turned up a little bit louder than your children or grandchildren would like. But you may not think […]

Understanding Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a surprisingly common problem with potentially dangerous consequences. There are three types of this condition that can happen. They are obstructive, cental, and complex sleep apnea syndrome. Defining Sleep Apnea The word “apnea” literally means to stop breathing. Sleep apnea is diagnosed when the person stops breathing for 10 seconds or more […]

The Lingering Sore Throat (Chronic Pharyngitis)

Persisting or recurrent sore throat can indicate a number of conditions, most of which are very curable.  Acute pharyngitis is a sore throat that appears and can last up to a month before fully resolved.  It is usually the result of infection – viral, bacterial, or rarely fungal (candida yeast).  Acute pharyngitis might be tested […]

‘Freeze’ that Drippy Runny Nose

Runny Nose / Vasomotor rhinitis

Vasomotor rhinitis (a form of non-Allergic rhinitis) is a common ailment that has been notoriously difficult to treat.  This is a kind of runny nose and “congestion” that is due to overactive nerve endings in the nose (specifically a type of nerve ending called the parasympathetics).   The typical vasomotor rhinitis patient will notice clear watery […]