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Ask a Surgeon: What ENT Symptoms Shouldn’t I Ignore?

We've all done it. You have an unusual symptom that you've never experienced before. You ask a spouse or a friend what they think. Ultimately, you pick up your phone and turn to the one friend who always has your…

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Salivary Stones: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

You're going about your day, and everything seems great. You're checking things off your to-do list, feeling accomplished, and about to conquer the next item on your agenda. Then, out of nowhere, you notice a lump in your upper neck.…

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Why It’s Dangerous To Leave Your Sleep Apnea Unchecked

Many people have heard of sleep apnea and associate it with annoying problems like snoring and tiredness. But what about other side effects of this condition? And, more importantly, is sleep apnea dangerous? A Quick Explanation of Sleep Apnea Obstructive…

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Inspire for Sleep Apnea: Say Goodbye to Your CPAP Machine

CPAP machines are designed to help sleep apnea sufferers stop snoring, breathe more deeply, and get a good night's sleep. That sounds pretty good! And for many CPAP users, that's how the story goes. Unfortunately, though, other patients with sleep…

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6 Snoring Surgery Options That Could End Your Snoring

Have you ever woken yourself up with your own snoring? That can be a jarring experience! But that's not even the most common reason patients come to our office for help with their snoring. The top reason is actually complaints…

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Is Your Sore Throat Caused by COVID, or Something Else?

So you've woken up with a sore throat. Even though COVID numbers are looking better lately, you're still trying to be cautious and want to make sure you don't spread COVID to those around you. You know sore throats can…

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Persistent Sore Throat Infection? Here’s What To Do

What started as a little tickle in the back of your throat can quickly become incredibly painful. Sore throat pain can simply remain an annoyance, or it can worsen to the point of interfering with eating, drinking, and even swallowing.…

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Tonsillectomy Scabs: A Surgeon’s Post-Op Guide

Prepping for your tonsillectomy is easy, but thinking about recovery is a little more complicated. Among the primary concerns of patients following this procedure are the tonsillectomy scabs that will form as their throat heals. To help you navigate your…

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Thyroid Surgery Scars: Everything You Need To Know

Do you fear a thyroid surgery scar more than the surgery itself? If you’re like most patients, once they realize how rare it is to experience more serious complications in the hands of a high-volume thyroid surgeon, they start to…

Adult Tonsillectomy

Adult Tonsillectomy: What To Expect & How to Prepare

Didn't a tonsillectomy sound kind of fun when you were a kid? How great would it be to eat ice cream for a week and not go to school! But now that you’re grown, you’re not sure what to expect…

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The Top 3 Reasons You May Need to Remove Your Tonsils

Most people don’t mind having a little extra protection — especially when it comes to their health. We wear a jacket when the temperature drops and the wind picks up. We apply sunscreen for our time outside. We take supplements…

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The Parent’s Guide to a Quick & Smooth Tonsillectomy in Children

You think your child needs a tonsillectomy. For some reason, the tonsils are causing a problem and now you’re faced with surgery for your little one. While no parent wants to deal with surgery for their child, a tonsillectomy is…

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What CPAP Alternatives Should You Consider? The Best Solutions for Sleep Apnea

What is CPAP? CPAP is an acronym that stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure and is usually a great solution for obstructive sleep apnea. It’s a logical treatment that uses a machine to produce air and send it to your…

Choosing a Thyroid Surgeon

5 Things You Should Know When Choosing a Thyroid Surgeon

When it comes to thyroid surgeon, how do you know you’re in good hands? Most people choose because they were given a trusted reference. They found their thyroid surgeon via a friend who had a successful surgery and recommended the…

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Minimally Invasive Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery FAQ

No one should go into surgery with unanswered questions.  Before any surgery, you deserve a clear understanding of what’s happening. Whether you’re approaching a minimally invasive procedure or a major surgery, never hesitate to talk with your doctor about the…

Can’t Sleep with a CPAP? Here’s the Solution

While snoring with a CPAP may stop, sleeping with a mask on is tough. It irritates you, you take it off, and bottom line, you’re still not getting good rest. The CPAP just isn’t bearable.  Obstructive sleep apnea is a…

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