ENT Treatments

Innovative Treatments for Your Ear, Nose, & Throat Concerns

From non-invasive treatments to surgical procedures, there are a number of options available for almost every ear, nose, or throat condition. We understand that not every option is ideal for every patient, which is why we take a customized, holistic approach to care. Our goal is to get to the root of your problem in order to recommend the most effective treatment option for long-term health and wellness. Below are many of the services we offer—ranging from completely non-invasive to surgical.

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Non-Invasive

Earwax Removal

Your ears produce earwax to naturally clean, protect, and lubricate the ear canal. In some cases, overproduction or buildup of wax can lead to symptoms of fullness, itching, partial hearing loss, and more.

Myringotomy With or Without Tube Placement (Adults)

Excess fluid or pus can build up in the middle ear, causing pressure and discomfort. A myringotomy—with or without tube placement—relieves pressure and allows for drainage.

Removal or Biopsy of Ear Lesions

Benign skin lesions on the external ear—such as moles or cysts—are very common. In some cases, these may need to be removed or biopsied to rule out additional sources of the problem.

Removal of Foreign Bodies

It’s not uncommon for foreign objects ranging from insects to cotton swabs to get lodged within the ear. Should this happen to you, we can safely and carefully remove the object.

Earlobe Repair

If your earlobe has been torn by an earring, it can be painful and unflattering. If this happens, we can repair the tear, giving you the ability to wear earrings again once it has healed.

Epley Maneuver

Also known as the Canalith Repositioning Maneuver, this maneuver relieves a certain kind of dizziness called benign positional vertigo. Usually, a 10 to 15-minute session is all you need.

Surgical

Myringotomy with Tube Placement (Kids)

When excess pus or fluid builds up in the middle ear, it leads to discomfort and pressure. We perform an operation to relieve this pressure and allow for drainage through the insertion of ear tubes.

Balloon Dilation of the Eustachian Tube

Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) is a fairly common ear issue, causing hearing loss or a sensation of pressure or a clogged ear. The Aera Balloon lets us effectively treat this condition.

Repair of Surfer’s Ear

Surfer’s ear often causes painful ear infections or hearing loss. To repair the ear, we use the transcanal endoscopic approach because it’s a minimally invasive procedure. In most cases, there is no need to make an incision behind the ear.

Eardrum Repair

Injuries and objects pushed too far into the ear canal can perforate the eardrum. We use a minimally invasive, endoscopically guided approach to repair it.

Ear Tube Removal

Ear tubes are used to relieve pressure and allow the ear to drain. After a period of time, we may need to surgically remove the ear tube and repair the eardrum using a tiny piece of earlobe fat.

Sophono® Hearing System

For children and adults with unilateral deafness, or hearing loss in one ear, we may recommend the Sophono magnetic bone anchored hearing system (BAHS) to restore hearing.

Eustachian Tube Problems

Eustachian tubes are partially responsible for keeping you comfortable by balancing the pressure in the inner ear as well as draining mucus from the middle ear. Eustachian tube problems commonly lead to ear infections—especially in children.

Non-Invasive

Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon sinuplasty is a less invasive treatment for chronic sinusitis. This safe, effective procedure offers a fast recovery time and relief from sinus pain and other symptoms.

Removal of Polyps

Nasal polyps are treatable, noncancerous growths on the lining of your sinuses or nasal passages. They don’t always cause symptoms, but when they do, they can cause discomfort. Removal in the office is an option for many patients.

Surgical

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Endoscopic sinus surgery is performed through the nostrils with the assistance of a small endoscope to relieve symptoms associated with chronic sinusitis, and in some cases, nasal polyps.

Non-Invasive

Turbinate Reduction

Chronic congestion is one of the most common complaints affecting the ear, nose, and throat. It may be caused by enlarged turbinates within the nose, which we can reduce to restore airflow.

Adenoid Biopsy (Adults)

Tissues in the back of your nose called adenoids may become enlarged or develop growths. We may need to biopsy the tissue to determine the best treatment approach.

Biopsy or Removal of Lesions

We may need to biopsy or remove nasal lesions in our office to rule out any potential issues and determine the most effective treatment if necessary.

Removal of Polyps

Nasal polyps are treatable, noncancerous growths on the lining of your sinuses or nasal passages. They don’t always cause symptoms, but when they do, they can cause discomfort. Removal in the office is an option for many patients.

Recent Nasal Fracture Repair

If you’ve broken your nose, it’s important to see us as soon as possible. We can reset and repair your nose within ten days of the injury. Otherwise, you may have to wait for surgery.

PROPEL Spacer Insertion

For patients who have already had surgery to remove polyps, we may insert a PROPEL spacer at the removal site. This self-dissolving spacer releases steroids to reduce inflammation.

Removal of Foreign Bodies

Objects stuck in the nose risk causing infection or choking. If you are unable to remove with tweezers or by blowing, we can remove the object for you in our office.

Surgical

Septoplasty

Septoplasty is a procedure for correcting a deviated septum (the bone and cartilage that divides your nostrils). It involves straightening and repositioning the septum in the center of your nose.

Severe Nasal Fracture Repair

While some nasal fractures can be fixed in our office, we may need to perform surgery in order to repair severe nasal fractures. We’ll evaluate the fracture and determine the best approach.

Latera Self-Dissolving Implant Placement

The Spirox Latera™ is an FDA-approved implant made of long-lasting, self-dissolving material. When inserted through the nostril into the nasal wall, Latera helps relieve nasal obstruction to improve airflow.

Non-Invasive

Biopsy or Removal of Lesions

If you have lesions on the walls of your throat, we may need to biopsy and/or remove them in our office to rule out or diagnose an issue and determine the most effective treatment.

Lingual Frenectomy

The frenulum is a thin strip of tissue that connects your tongue to the floor of the mouth. If it’s too short, we may need to cut it to resolve/prevent problems with speech and eating.

Throat Abscess Drainage

An abscess within the throat can cause pain, swelling, and blockage. We can drain the abscess in our office to reduce discomfort and allow it to heal without getting worse.

Endoscopic Biopsy of Lesions

We may want to biopsy certain lesions in the larynx or the base of the tongue using an endoscope. We can do this without surgery, using a thin tube with a camera on the end.

Surgical

Tonsillectomy

A tonsillectomy (removal of the tonsils) may be necessary to treat sleep disorders, breathing problems, or tonsillitis that doesn’t respond to medical treatments.

Removal of Lesions

During a surgical procedure, we may need to remove nodules, cysts, or other lesions from your throat or voice box.

Neck Mass Removal

If you’ve noticed a lump in your neck that isn’t going away, you should get it evaluated. The evaluation with us includes a thorough physical exam and in most cases imaging such as with an ultrasound or MRI.

Thyroidectomy

This operation involves the surgical removal of all or part of the thyroid gland. It is typically performed to treat goiter, remove a thyroid nodule or to treat thyroid cancer or hyperthyroidism.

Parathyroidectomy

This procedure is performed to remove the parathyroid gland or glands that are right behind your thyroid gland in your neck.

Parotidectomy

A Parotidectomy is a solution for a growth affecting the parotid gland, the largest of the saliva producing glands, located just in front of and below the ear. It involves removing the lesion affecting the gland as well as part or all of the gland itself.

Adenoidectomy

Adenoids are small pads of soft tissue located in the back of your nose, and an adenoidectomy is a solution for children and some adults who experience nasal congestion.

Flexible Laryngoscopy

Flexible laryngoscopy can be used to diagnose a variety of issues affecting the ear, nose, and throat. Dr. Davis prefers the flexible scope because it is more comfortable for the patient than a rigid scope and because it shows a broader picture of the entire upper airway.

Non-Invasive

Allergy Shots

Allergy shots are the most common method of immunotherapy. Instead of treating the symptoms of environmental allergies, allergy shots can actually cure you of the allergy/allergies.

Allergy Drops

Similar to allergy shots, allergy drops are a needle-free way to help you get rid of your allergy/allergies. Instead of an injection, you’ll place allergy drops underneath your tongue each day.

Non-Invasive

Pillar Procedure

For those with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, we may recommend a minor surgery called the pillar procedure to reduce snoring and improve breathing while sleeping.

Removal or Shortening of Uvula

If we determine that the source of your excessive snoring is related to your uvula, a procedure can be performed to remove or shorten it resulting in a much more restful night’s sleep.

Surgical

AIRvance System

The AIRvance System by Medtronic is an effective treatment for certain patients with an obstructive tongue or collapse at the base of the throat.

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP)

As a treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, UPPP involves remodeling the tissue at the back of the throat to help open up the airway.

Radiofrequency Ablation of the Tongue

Sleep apnea and snoring may be caused by weak tongue muscles or an enlarged tongue. This procedure tightens and shrinks the tongue to improve sleep quality.