Frequently Asked Questions

Below, you’ll find answers to all of our most frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us or call us during normal office hours at (310) 372-0700.

  • What’s an ENT?

    An ENT is a medical specialist who focuses on the ears, nose, and throat. The term stands for “Ear, Nose, and Throat” and these specialists are also formally known as otolaryngologists. They are trained to treat a range of conditions affecting the ear, nose, throat, as well as related structures in the head and neck.

  • What does an ENT doctor do?

    An ENT doctor, or otolaryngologist, specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of disorders and conditions related to the ears, nose, throat, sinuses, larynx (voice box), and mouth. They also handle issues concerning the structures of the head and neck. Their expertise ranges from surgical interventions for chronic sinusitis, to treatments for hearing loss, voice disorders, and even cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries in the head and neck area.

  • What is the difference between a doctor and a PA?

    Both a doctor and a PA have extensive medical knowledge and are able to treat a broad range of ENT problems. Our doctors specialize in ENT conditions and treatments. Our Physician Assistants (PAs) also have expertise in seeing a wide range of patients and can treat most ENT-related problems. They are instrumental in working with patients by ordering tests that can also be reviewed by our doctors.

  • When do you see an ENT?

    You should consider seeing an ENT if you experience chronic or recurring issues related to your ears, nose, or throat. Common reasons to visit an ENT include persistent earaches, hearing loss, frequent sinus infections, nasal congestion that doesn’t improve, voice changes, snoring or sleep disturbances, difficulty swallowing, or growths in the head and neck area. It’s essential to consult an ENT when over-the-counter treatments aren’t effective or when you have concerns about more serious conditions.

  • What does an ENT doctor treat?

    An ENT doctor can diagnose a multitude of diseases and conditions related to the ears, nose, throat, and related structures. These include:

    • Chronic sinusitis and rhinitis.
    • Deviated septum and nasal polyps.
    • Tonsillitis and pharyngitis.
    • Laryngitis and other voice disorders.
    • Benign and malignant tumors of the head, neck, and throat.
    • Thyroid and parathyroid disorders.
    • Facial trauma and facial deformities.
    • Sleep apnea and sleep-related breathing disorders.
    • Chronic ear infections, middle ear fluid, and otitis media.
    • Sensorineural and conductive hearing loss.

  • When is the next available Appointment?

    You can MAKE AN APPOINTMENT online to see our upcoming availabilities. If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911 immediately. And if you need immediate assistance, please call us at (310) 372-0700.

  • What insurance plans do you accept?

    We accept most PPO insurance plans. Please contact us to confirm whether we accept your plan.

  • Do you do CT scans in office?

    Yes we do. We have a low dose sinus scanner.

  • Can you do procedures in office?

    Yes, this is a focus of our practice. Our approach is to use office based techniques to help keep you out of the OR.

  • Do you treat children?

    Yes, we treat all ages.

  • Can I pay online?