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Ohio Head & Neck Surgeons provide answers to the most frequently asked questions and best care practices for ear, nose, and throat (ENT) diseases and disorders, allergy, hearing loss, and cosmetic treatments.

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Ohio Head & Neck Surgeons provide answers to the most frequently asked questions and best care practices for ear, nose, and throat (ENT) diseases and disorders, allergy, hearing loss, and cosmetic treatments.

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Snoring Treatment

Snoring can be disrupting to your sleep and your partner’s sleep. Snoring is often a sign of sleep apnea, which can cause you to not get deep, restful sleep. Snoring can also be loud, keeping your partner awake at night. During normal breathing, air passes past the tongue, soft palate, uvula, and tonsils on its way to …

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Parathyroid Exploration

Parathyroid glands produce parathyroid hormones, which regulate the level of calcium in the blood. Other cells in the body, especially cells in the bones, kidneys, and small intestines respond to parathyroid hormones by increasing the calcium level in the blood. A patient could develop primary hyperparathyroidism — a condition where parathyroid hormones levels are above normal and …

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Thyroidectomy

A thyroidectomy is a type of surgery to remove all or part of the thyroid gland, which is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of the neck. The thyroid gland releases thyroid hormones and is responsible for controlling many critical functions of the body. Why is a thyroidectomy needed? Thyroid cancer, thyroid tumor, thyroid nodules, and …

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Congenital Head and Neck Masses

Congenital head and neck masses are cysts or lumps in the neck, face, scalp, or ear that are present at birth or in young children. Typically, these masses should be removed to prevent infection. There are three common types of congenital head and neck masses: dermoid cysts, branchial cleft cysts, and thyroglossal duct cysts. · Dermoid cysts …

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Ear Tubes

Ear tubes have a number of other names including tympanostomy tubes, ventilation tubes, myringotomy tubes, or pressure equalization tubes. These tubes are tiny, hollow cylinders that are surgically inserted into the eardrum. The purpose of the tubes is to open the middle ear, releasing drainage and allowing air to flow into the middle ear. Ear tubes are …

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Tonsillectomy, Adenoidectomy

Tonsils are small, round pieces of tissue in the back of the mouth on either side of the throat. Adenoids, which are similar to tonsils, are in the back of the nasal cavity. Tonsils and adenoids are often removed when they become large and inflamed due to frequent infections. When enlarged, these tissues can block the airway …

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Balance Surgery

Have you experienced dizziness, queasiness, or the inability to stand for more than a few seconds at a time? Have you felt the sensation of spinning or falling even while sitting or lying down? If so, you may be suffering from a balance disorder. Common Symptoms · Vertigo (spinning or falling) while standing or sometimes while sitting …

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Chronic Ear Surgery

Surgery may be a good solution for patients who suffer from chronic infections or other chronic ear problems. Chronic infections typically form in a hole in the eardrum. This can make the ear wet, causing recurrent or chronic ear drainage, pain, hearing loss, irritation, and other complications. Chronic ear infections that persist for three months or more …

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Microremoval of Vocal Cord Lesions

Your vocal cords, sometimes referred to ask vocal folds, are two flexible bands that are located at the entrance of the windpipe. Whether you’re whispering or screaming, you need to use your voice. Vocal cord lesions — an area that is broken or infected — are one of the most common causes of voice problems. There are …

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Vocal Cord Paralysis Surgery

Vocal cord paralysis happens when the nerve impulses in your voice box are disrupted. It can affect your ability to speak or breathe. This is because your vocal cords, sometimes called vocal folds, do more than just produce sound. Vocal cords also protect your airway by preventing food, drink, and saliva from entering your windpipe, which would …

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