Why Choose An ENT Doctor?
Did you know that otolaryngology is actually the oldest medical specialty in the US? So, what is an ENT doctor, or otolaryngologist, anyway, and how can they help you? ENT, as you may have already figured out, stands for ear, nose, and throat and an otolaryngologist is a medical doctor that specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of health problems that pertain to the ear, nose, and throat, as well as certain structures within the head and neck.
Let’s find out the most common health issues that our otolaryngologists here at Carolina Ear Nose & Throat Clinic diagnose and treat:
With hearing loss affecting millions of Americans, it’s important that you have an ENT doctor by your side that you can trust when you notice issues with your hearing. Everyone from children to seniors can deal with hearing loss, and the sooner you are diagnosed and treated the better it will be for adapting to life with a hearing aid.
Besides hearing loss, other conditions of the ear include tinnitus (ringing of the ears), balance disorders, ear infections, and even cranial nerve disorders. If you are experiencing ear pain, fullness, ringing in the ears or trouble hearing, call our ENT office for an evaluation as soon as possible.
Every year, people deal with nasty allergies and sinus infections. Those dealing with severe or chronic sinusitis may find that over-the-counter medications aren’t doing the trick. This is where we come in. From providing prescription medications to balloon sinuplasty, there is a way to remove nasal blockages and improve how you breathe. We also can handle smell disorders, remove nasal polyps and correct deviated septums.
If you are noticing changes in your voice (chronic hoarseness), that feeling of a lump in your throat, or difficulty swallowing, these are all issues that you will want to address with an otolaryngologist. We handle problems that affect the throat, voice box, esophagus and even the upper digestive tract. Through physical exams and diagnostic procedures, such as an endoscopy, we can figure out what’s going on and create the ideal treatment plan for your condition.
Head and Neck
Our ENT doctors have also been trained to be able to diagnose and treat infections, cancerous and benign tumors, trauma, and deformities of the face and neck. In fact, we can even perform reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.
If you need an ENT doctor in Orangeburg or Walterboro, SC, call Carolina Ear Nose & Throat Clinic at (803) 536-5511.