Tympanostomy Tube Placement
A tube is placed in the eardrum to relieve middle ear pressure and/or drain fluid. Tubes are used to treat recurrent or chronic ear infections in children or adults.
Tonsils and adenoids are sometimes removed in children or adults to treat chronic or recurrent throat infections, or relieve obstructive sleep apnea. Adenoid removal can facilitate the treatment of recurrent or chronic middle ear or sinus infections, and relieve nasal obstruction in some patients.
Includes Septoplasty and Turbinoplasty procedures which are utilized to relieve nasal obstruction and restore free breathing through the nose. Procedures may also be performed in the office or under anesthesia for the treatment of nosebleeding (epistaxis).
Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)
FESS is utilized to treat chronic sinusitus and sinus pressure headaches by surgically reestablishing normal sinus drainage pathways. Advanced endoscopic techniques are utilized to approach the sinuses via the nasal passages only.
A modern minimally invasive technique used during Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery to relieve sinus outflow obstructions without removing tissue. This pioneering method reduces trauma to mucosal membranes in the nose, speeds recovery times, and can also reduce some of the risks associated with traditional sinus surgery.
Medtronic Fusion® Image Guided FESS
The Fusion™ ENT Navigation System is an innovative electromagnetic image-guided surgery system that allows your surgeon to correlate Computerized Tomographic (CT) images of your sinuses with real time endoscopic sinus surgery images. Image guidance can be utilized by your surgeon to help with the removal of nasal polyps or extensive sinus disease with improved safety.
UP3 is a procedure that is used to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring by removing the tonsils as well as a portion of the soft palate and uvula, thus reshaping the palate and relieving barriers to free breathing that occur while patients are asleep. UP3 is sometimes used in combination with other procedures (i.e. nasal surgery) to treat OSA.
Radiofrequency energy can be utilized to treat chronic nasal congestion during a short outpatient procedure with only a local anesthetic. The procedure typically lasts only about 15 minutes, and can be performed with minimal risk and few activity limitations in the post-treatment period.
Tongue Base Somnoplasty
Radiofrequency energy can be utilized to treat obstructive sleep apnea or snoring (OSA), either under general or local anesthesia. This procedure is usually utilized in combination with other procedures for OSA. http://www.somnoplasty.com
An injection can be given into the soft palate to treat snoring. This procedure can be performed in the office and only takes a few minutes using local/topical anesthesia.
Laryngoscopy and Esophagoscopy
A special scope is utilized in the office or under general anesthesia to diagnose and treat conditions of the throat and larynx (voice box).
A microscope is used to operate on the vocal cords using special instrumentation for polyps, nodules or tumors of the vocal cords or larynx (voice box).
Vocal Fold Augmentation
An innovative procedure that uses a modern durable soft tissue filler (Radiesse Hydroxyappetite) to enhance voice quality in patients with severe hoarseness or a weak voice secondary to aging effects, chronic illness or vocal cord paralysis.
Minor Surgical Procedures Involving the Face, Head and Neck
Surgery is sometimes performed in the office using local anesthetic to remove repair lacerations. Small tumors and skin lesions can also be biopsied or removed in the office setting.
Repair of a hole in the eardrum can be performed in the office or under general anesthesia.
Benign or malignant growths within the thyroid gland are sometimes surgically treated by removing either a portion or all of the thyroid gland.
Parotidectomy / Submandibular Gland Excision
A portion or all of the parotid gland may be removed for treatment of benign or malignant tumors. Submandibular glands are sometimes removed because of stone formation or because of chronic inflammation or infection.
Head and Neck Surgery
Surgery is utilized to diagnose and treat benign tumors, cancer and other conditions occurring in the Head and Neck region.
Procedures are performed on-site in the doctor's clinical suite or in neighboring Grove Place Surgery Center or Indian River Medical Center (www.irmc.cc) on an out-patient basis.
Specialized Diagnostic Testing & Treatment
Xoran CT Imaging
Our office hosts a modern in-office CT scanner, that has the capability to image the paranasal sinuses and temporal bones for evaluation of chronic sinus and ear related diagnoses. Imaging studies can be completed and interpreted in just minutes during an office visit. The Xoran Mini-CAT scanner provides high quality 3 dimensional, axial, and coronal bone-window imaging studies using up 1/5th of the radiation of a typical CT scan. http://www.xorantech.com/contentHTML/miniCAT.php
Home Sleep Study (SNAP Laboratories)
A portable sleep study is performed in the comfort of your own home under the direction of one our physicians. A portable device is used to monitor and record sleep respiratory patterns for the evaluation of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). For select patients, a treatment plan can be initiated based upon the results of a SNAP Home Sleep Study, at a markedly reduced cost as compared to a traditional inpatient sleep study. http://www.snapdiagnostics.com/vid.php
Video Nystagmography (VNG) & Dizziness Evaluation
Specialized inner ear testing is performed under the direction of an Audiologist to evaluate and treat the underlying issues associated with chronic dizziness.
Otoacoustic Emissions and Visual Reinforcement (VRA) Audiometric Testing
Specialized hearing tests are utilized to evaluate hearing function in young children.