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Centers of Excellence:

ENTcare Nasal & Sinus Center
Specializing in the medical and surgical management of any condition that affects your nose and sinuses.

ENTcare Nasal & Sinus Center
ENTcare Allergy & Asthma Center
State of the art allergy and asthma center providing testing and treatment for a wide range of allergic diseases.

ENTcare Allergy & Asthma Center
Snoring & Sleep Apnea Center
Snoring Is Not Necessarily Sleep Apnea. It is important to distinguish between snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA.

Snoring & Sleep Apnea Center
ENTcare Physician's Hearing Center
Should you be experiencing a hearing loss, however slight, it may be time to have your hearing checked.

ENTcare Physician's Hearing Center
ENTcare Physician's Balance Center
State of the art diagnostic center for patients suffering from dizziness and balance disorders.

ENTcare Physician's Balance Center
ENTcare Ear Disease & Surgery Center
Physicians at ENTcare are trained to care for your ears' surgical and medical needs

ENTcare Ear Disease & Surgery Center
ENTcare Pediatric ENT Center
Our physicians are trained to care for your children from infancy through adolescence.

ENTcare Pediatric ENT Center
ENTcare Head & Neck Surgery Center
Our expertise is in diagnosing and surgically treating disorders of the head and neck

ENTcare Head & Neck Surgery Center

 



Physicians at ENTcare are trained to care for your ears' medical and surgical needs

 

The ear is made up of three parts; outer, middle, and inner.  The most common medical problem is an infection of the middle ear.

The middle ear is the small part of your ear behind your eardrum. It can get infected when germs from the nose and throat are trapped there. A small tube connects your ear to your throat. These two tubes are called eustachian tubes (say "yoo-STAY-shee-un"). A cold can cause this tube to swell. When the tube swells enough to become blocked, it can trap fluid inside your ear. This makes it a perfect place for germs to grow and cause an infection. Medications are used for treatment and, in some cases, surgery. 

Ear surgery is commonly performed on children and adults to treat persistent ear infections, conductive hearing loss, unhealed perforated eardrums, congenital ear defects, and tumors.

 

Some examples of these surgeries:

 

Ø      Myringotomy and ear tube surgery - performed to drain ear fluid and prevent ear infections when antibiotics don't work or when ear infections are chronic.

Ø      Tympanoplasty - performed to reconstruct the eardrum after partial or total conductive hearing loss, usually caused by chronic middle ear infections, or perforations that do not heal on their own.

Ø     Mastoidectomy - performed when the ear continues to remain infected. It is useful for removing infected tissue from the bone cavities surrounding the ear.