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Salivary Gland Tumors Symptoms and When To Call Your Doctor

"Tumor" is a scary word. We associate tumors with cancer, and then cancer with shortened lifespans. But fortunately, tumors don't always mean cancer. If something unusual is going on with your salivary glands, you may be worried about a salivary…

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Yes, Sleep Apnea Can Be Cured Permanently — Here’s How

Sleep apnea causes a variety of short- and long-term health problems for an estimated 22 million Americans, and it can be difficult to cure. Many long-term diseases — like asthma and rosacea — can be treated and well controlled, but…

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5 Thyroidectomy Complications and How To Manage Them

If you've been told that you need a thyroidectomy, you likely have some concerns about the procedure. First, rest assured that thyroidectomies have a very low rate of complications. But as with any procedure, complications do sometimes occur. Today we're…

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Worried Your Allergy Symptoms Are COVID? You’re Not Alone

Everyone knows what it's like to wake up feeling a little run down or with a runny nose, congestion, or cough. A few years ago, you'd just assume you had a cold and move on with your life. If you're…

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Salivary Gland Tumors: Everything You Need To Know

Salivary gland tumors are usually diagnosed in one of two ways. Either you notice a strange bump in front of your ear, or a doctor feels that bump during a routine medical appointment. A bump is often the first and…

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6 Tips for a Quick and Comfortable Thyroidectomy Recovery

Very few people look forward to the possibility of surgery. But beyond fears about the procedure itself, the thyroidectomy recovery process may cause some anxiety as well. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to ensure a thyroidectomy…

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Ask a Doctor: 8 Answers to Your Post-Tonsillectomy FAQs

There's no way around it. Recovering from a tonsillectomy, especially as an adult, is just plain miserable. Children fare slightly better, but the process is hard. Your surgeon will do everything they can to help you stay as comfortable as…

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Your Ultimate Thyroidectomy Guide (Written by a Surgeon)

If you're searching for information about a thyroidectomy, you're probably dealing with thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules, goiter or compression of your trachea. Or you might be experiencing the unpleasant symptoms that come along with an overactive thyroid. Whatever your reason…

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7 Reasons Your Throat Is Burning (Plus When To Call a Doctor)

Maybe the burn in your throat came on gradually, or maybe it appeared out of nowhere. Regardless of how it began, feeling like your throat is on fire is no fun for anyone. But what could cause a burning sensation…

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Are Your Symptoms Human Papillomavirus or Throat Cancer?

Since the release of the first vaccine for human papillomavirus in 2006, we've heard a lot more about HPV and the health conditions linked to it. Women are encouraged to get screened for HPV at their yearly gynecologist appointments since…

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Everything You Need To Know About Parotid Tumors

Only about six in 100,000 people will experience a parotid gland tumor. Far fewer will have a cancerous parotid tumor. Parotid tumors aren't a well-known health condition, but they can be easy to identify. Today we'd like to bring some…

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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…

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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…

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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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