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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.

Step-by-Step Balloon Sinusplasty Procedure

Balloon Sinus Procedures

If symptoms of sinusitis become too difficult to manage with medications alone, a balloon sinus procedure may be a way to open the sinus passageways. If you have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis and do not respond well to antibiotics, you may be a candidate for surgery. Balloon sinus procedures are considered a less invasive option and […]

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Sinusitis is an inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses. The sinuses are four paired cavities in the head that are connected by narrow channels. The sinuses make tin mucus that drains out of those channels, which keeps the nose clean and free of bacteria. Normally the sinuses are filled with air. However, the sinuses can fill

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Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Endoscopic sinus surgery is a procedure that removes blockages in the sinuses. It can be used to relieve symptoms related to sinusitis, septal deviations or turbinate hypertrophy, and nasal polyps. These blockages can cause sinusitis, which is where the sinus mucous membranes swell and become blocked. This can cause pain, drainage, and difficulty breathing. Benefits of Endoscopic

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Nose and Sinus Cancer

Nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancers are often found because of the problems they cause. Finding this type of cancer without symptoms is rare. Nasal cavity cancer begins in the opening behind the nose while paranasal sinus cancer starts in the air-filled spaces in the skull around or near the nose. The nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses

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Evaluation of the Esophagus

If you’re experiencing esophageal issues, it may be time to test whether your esophagus is working properly. Your doctor might recommend an esophageal manometry if you’re experiencing symptoms related to an esophageal disorder. This test is commonly given to people who have:· Difficulty swallowing· Pain while swallowing· Heartburn and/or regurgitation· Chest pain When you swallow, your esophagus

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Nasal Reconstructive Surgery

The goal of nasal reconstructive surgery is to restore nasal form and function. There are many reasons for nasal abnormalities including:· Congenital defects· Physical altercations· Previous surgeries· Car accidents Reconstructive procedures are considered “closed” or “open” depending on the location of the primary incision. In a closed procedure, the incision will be made inside the nostrils. With

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Deviated Septum

A deviated septum is when the thin wall between your nasal passages is displaced to one side. This means one side of the nasal passage is smaller than the other. A severely deviated septum can block one side of the nose and reduce airflow, making it difficult to breathe. Treatment can include medications to reduce swelling. However,

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Zenker’s Diverticulum

Zenker’s Diverticulum is a pouch that develops in the upper esophagus in the back of the throat. This condition causes debilitating dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, and regurgitation of food. If it’s left untreated, food and saliva can get trapped in it over time. The pouch forms at the beginning of the digestive tract above the cricopharyngeal muscle,

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Sleep Apnea Surgery

Sleep apnea is a form of sleep disruption that causes your breathing to periodically stop while you’re sleeping. Besides causing you to lose out on quality sleep, sleep apnea can lead to some serious health consequences. Over time, it can lead you to develop high blood pressure, metabolic issues, and other health issues. There are numerous surgical

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