We work closely with primary care physicians and allergists with the treatment of patients with ENT problems.
Chronic Sinus Infections
Chronic sinus infections and allergic sinus conditions are increasingly common in the Mid South. Using a combination of CT scans and endoscopy techniques, otolaryngologists examine the inside of the nose and identify potentially serious sinus conditions. These diagnostics help plan the patient's course of treatment whether it is medicine or surgery. Some patients are candidates for endoscopic sinus surgery that allows the surgeon to correct blocked sinus passages, remove polyps and enhance breathing passages.
Special procedures to treat unusual chronic sinus problems such as fungal sinusitis and techniques utilizing 3-D computer image guidance at the time of surgery have been developed by the physicians at Mid-South Sinus Center. Our physicians have pioneered minimally invasive techniques to treat severe sinus infections that were traditionally treated with external surgical approaches.
Sleep Disorders and Snoring
Sleep apnea, a sleep disturbance characterized by heavy snoring, is a rapidly growing concern for many people. The practice offers a range of treatment for sleep apnea including laser or radiofrequency treatment of the soft palate to decrease snoring. This state-of-the-art procedure can be performed in the office minimizing the time the patient needs to be off work.
Ear Tubes, Tonsillectomy and Other Pediatric Concerns
Recurrent ear infections and bouts of tonsillitis are common among children. Mid-South Ear, Nose, and Throat evaluates these children for possible benefit from placing ear tubes in the ears for chronic ear infections or a tonsillectomy for recurrent tonsillitis. Other evaluations include hearing and rare cases of pediatric sinusitis that require surgery.
The evaluation and management of hearing loss and balance problems is increasingly important as our population ages. The practice has a staff of certified audiologists providing state-of-the-art hearing evaluations for hearing loss and computerized diagnostic testing for balance problems. Programmable hearing aids allow many patients to enjoy improved hearing, even in difficult situations.