Ear, Nose, & Throat Treatment
Shelby County ENT Specialists
Ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialists diagnose and treat diseases that
occur in the various parts of your neck and face, such as your sinuses,
larynx, and upper pharynx (mouth and throat). A vast portion of our daily
functions rely on the many processes within these areas. Hearing, talking,
smelling, seeing, and eating can only be done when the inner and outer
structures around your face are in prime condition.
Our professional team of ENT physicians, audiologists, and speech-language
pathologists offer high-quality care and services to patients of all ages
- Some of the many conditions that ear, nose, and throat treatment can help
- Hearing loss
- Ear infections
- Balance disorders
- Voice and airway disorders
- Head and neck cancer
- Tonsil or adenoid infection
- Sleep apnea
There are countless treatment methods and procedures that can improve these
conditions and ensure that your facial structures perform their jobs optimally.
Adenoidectomy is surgery to remove the adenoids, which are glands in the
roof of the mouth that help the body fight disease. They are located near
the passage to the middle ear, hidden from view by the soft palate. Adenoids
generally shrink as a child grows up, and often disappear by the time
they reach adulthood.
Adenoids may need to be removed if enlarged adenoid tissue obstructs breathing
or if infected adenoid tissue is causing ear infections. Adenoidectomy
is a relatively simple procedure performed under general anesthesia, after
which your child can return home the same today.
After surgery, your child may benefit from:
- Fewer and milder throat infections
- Fewer ear infections
- Easier breathing through the nose
Patients – especially children – who experience frequent ear
infections, severe fluid build-up, hearing problems, or speech development
issues may benefit from having ear tubes inserted via a process called
a tympanostomy. During this simple surgical procedure, a tiny tube is
placed into the patient’s eardrum to facilitate the removal of fluid
from the middle ear.
The following will happen during the procedure:
- A small slit in the eardrum is made using an operating microscope and special
- A suction tube gently removes fluid buildup through the slit in the eardrum.
In some cases, a fluid sample may be sent to a lab to see if the infection
is still active.
- A tiny tube is inserted into the slit. Once in position, the shape of the
tube helps keep it in place. Tubes can be made of plastic or metal, and
they vary slightly in size and shape.
- Otolaryngology services at Major Health Partners are offered by Dr. Maximillian
Newell from Otolaryngology Associates. Call us today to schedule an appointment.