Otolaryngology is an area of medicine specializing in diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the head, such as facial trauma and deformities. The otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery team at Advanced Specialty Associates in St. Paul and Baxter, Minnesota, provides expert care for these types of head conditions. To learn more about treatment from the ear, nose, and throat (ENT) physicians at Advanced Specialty Associates, call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.
Your head is made up of bones, skin, muscles, and nerves. It includes your face and brain and is a vital sensory organ that helps you see, smell, hear, taste, and feel.
Your brain is part of your nervous system. Neurologists and neurosurgeons manage health issues involving the brain. The rest of your head and any problems involving your ears, nose, throat, or neck are handled by otolaryngologists.
Otolaryngologists, also called ear, nose, and throat (ENT) physicians, undergo years of education and training to manage any health issue involving these body parts. Advanced Specialty Associates has a team of highly skilled otolaryngologists, including two double board-certified physicians.
Experienced otolaryngologists manage many conditions that affect the head. Some of the more common issues include:
The ENT experts perform audiograms when evaluating patients for hearing loss. This advanced diagnostic tool assesses hearing and evaluates the structure and function of the middle and inner ear.
The team also manages ear infections, including in-office placement of ear tubes for those experiencing chronic ear infections.
Sinus problems may occur from allergies or polyps, causing inflammation that affects breathing. The team at Advanced Specialty Associates performs procedures to fix sinus problems, such as balloon sinuplasty to open the sinus cavity or the removal of sinus polyps.
The ENT experts at Advanced Specialty Associates also include facial plastic surgeons who perform procedures to repair facial trauma involving the nose, ears, earlobes, and jaw.
The team also performs reconstructive surgery to repair any facial deformities, including ear reconstruction and rhinoplasty.
The otolaryngology team at Advanced Specialty Associates also diagnoses and treats benign and malignant tumors that affect the head and neck.
You can expect patient-centered care when you visit Advanced Specialty Associates for a consultation regarding a health problem with your head. Your provider asks detailed questions about your symptoms, concerns, and goals.
They perform a physical exam and may run diagnostic tests such as a nasal endoscopy or CT scan to better understand the source of your problem.
Once the team determines your diagnosis, they talk to you about their findings and your treatment options.
To schedule an appointment with the general ENT physicians at Advanced Specialty Associates to discuss issues involving your head, call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.