Caring for your Ear, Nose and Throat
Many of us experience sinus and allergy conditions that the over the counter medications just can’t handle. That’s when you need the help of an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist. Years of dealing with chronic conditions can be a thing of the past with the right treatment.
- Ear Tubes/Myringotomy Tubes: Mostly performed on children, the placement of “tubes” in the ears can be helpful to anyone with chronic ear infections. In the procedure, a tiny tube is placed in the eardrum to allow for pressure equalization and drainage of fluids.
- Tympanoplasty: For those who have experienced a tear or perforation of the ear drum, this procedure repairs the tympanic membrane tear and reinstates the protective barrier to the middle ear. In some cases, it can even help improve hearing.
Nose and Sinus Procedures:
- Septoplasty: Septoplasty is a procedure designed to straighten the nose (both cartilage and bone) or to help relieve some type of nasal obstruction. The surgery helps treat chronic sinusitis, inflammation, bleeding or sleep apnea.
- Turbinate Reduction Surgery: Enlarged inferior turbinates can cause chronic nasal congestion. Even if the underlying problem is addressed, such as chronic nasal congestion or allergy, the enlargement may remain. This procedure is designed to decrease the size of the turbinates to help improve breathing through the nose.
- Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: With endoscopic sinus surgery, an endoscope is inserted into the nose, providing an inside view of the sinuses without any incisions in the face. With this simple procedure, a small, flexible balloon catheter is inserted into the inflamed sinus. The balloon is inflated to gently widen the blocked sinus passageway and restore normal drainage.
Head and Neck Procedures:
- Tonsillectomy: When the tonsils repeatedly become infected (tonsillitis) or if they become so enlarged that they obstruct breathing, they sometimes need to be removed.
- Adenoidectomy: Sometimes during a Tonsillectomy, adenoids are also removed. Adenoids are two small masses of lymph tissue located on either side of the back of the throat. Adenoids are removed if they are enlarged and block the nasal passage or if they block the tube that connects the middle ear to the back of the throat.
Other ENT Services Include:
- Balloon Sinuplasty
- Myringotomy Tubes
- Nasal Valve Repair
- Thyroid surgery
- Complex sinus surgery
- ENT related cancer surgery
- Surgical navigation system nerve monitoring
4230 South State Route 159
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
3908 Maryville Road
Granite City, IL 62040