We specialize in comprehensive throat services, diagnosing and treating a variety of ENT-related conditions. Our expertise spans cancer, infections, functional disorders, and voice-related issues. Our dedicated team strives to deliver the highest quality care, ensuring your throat health is in expert hands.
Conditions We Treat
Voice Box (Laryngeal) Cancer
Our team handles voice box cancer proficiently, providing holistic treatments from diagnosis to rehabilitation. Employing innovative techniques and personalized care plans, we aim to preserve voice function, improve survival rates, and maximize patients’ quality of life post-treatment.
Nodules, Polyps, and Cysts
We diagnose and treat vocal cord conditions like nodules, polyps, and cysts. We strive to restore optimal voice quality and ensure long-term vocal health through precise assessment, medical therapies, voice therapy, or minimally invasive surgery.
We offer effective treatments for recurring and chronic tonsillitis. Our approaches include medication, lifestyle recommendations, and, if necessary, tonsillectomy. Our team works to provide swift relief from pain and prevent complications, safeguarding your overall health.
Vocal Cord Paralysis
Our services cover vocal cord paralysis, which can significantly impact voice and breathing. Treatment options may include voice therapy, bulk injections, or surgery. We prioritize restoring voice function and swallowing ability and ensuring a secure airway.
GERD and LPR
Our throat services include diagnosing and managing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). We provide comprehensive evaluation, lifestyle modifications, medications, and surgical interventions to manage these conditions and alleviate throat-related symptoms effectively.
We offer evaluation and treatment for hoarseness, a common symptom of voice disorders. Our ENT specialists employ techniques, including voice therapy, medication, and surgical interventions, to identify and address the underlying causes, restoring clear and healthy vocal function.
We provide comprehensive evaluations and treatments for difficulties in swallowing (dysphagia). Our strategies include dietary modifications, swallowing therapies, and minimally invasive procedures as required, aiming to improve swallowing function and ensure your nutritional needs are met.
Throat Procedures and Treatments
Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy
If the tonsils and/or adenoids which are both present in the back of the throat seem to be causing frequent infections, snoring, sleep apnea or other related conditions, one of our ENT specialists may determine that removal is in one’s best interest.
The surgeries to remove the tonsils and adenoids are called tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. Frequently they are performed together but can easily be done separately depending on what needs to be done. Although both the tonsils and adenoids play important roles in our immunity, thankfully the other parts of the immune system take over when they are removed and there is no obvious compromise to overall health. Generally, when problematic tonsils and adenoids are removed, there are less infections and breathing becomes much easier, especially while sleeping.
Complications from tonsil and adenoid surgeries usually involve bleeding since the area is heavily supplied with blood. All blood thinning medications must be avoided for up to two weeks before the surgery. These procedures are done under general anesthesia and staying overnight in the hospital is uncommon.
Recovery from tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy can take anywhere from around 10-14 days for most individuals. Interestingly, children recover quicker from tonsillectomies and adenoidectomies with less reported pain than adults. A very sore throat and painful swallowing is to be expected for the first few days following the surgery. Cold liquids and soft food along with pain medication can help soothe and reduce inflammation. The specialists at ENT Centers of North Texas will provide thorough post-procedure instructions, provide close follow up to ensure proper healing and as much comfort as possible. Once healed, throat and even ear infections decrease significantly. Many patients sleep and breathe better after troublesome tonsils and adenoids are removed.
If you think you or a loved one may benefit from a tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy, call today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced and caring ENT specialists.
Laryngectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the larynx due to cancer or injury. This procedure affects breathing, swallowing, and voice. Post-operative patients require a stoma (surgically created opening in the skin) for breathing. Many need speech therapy or devices to restore communication ability. Regular follow-up care is essential.
At ENT Centers of North Texas, we are dedicated to improving your throat health and addressing any concerns you may have about your ear, nose, throat and other related structures. Contact our offices today to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced and compassionate specialists.