Ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgery refers to the surgical treatment of ailments, injuries, and deformities in the ear, nose, throat, neck and head regions. The goal of this surgery is to address an abnormality (disease or defect) in these areas.
An anatomical deformity is a condition that typically occurs during the embryological development, leaving the impacted individual with a visible defect.
A disease in this region can manifest later in life, such as neck and head cancer. Therefore, it is important to seek timely treatment for ENT problems with an experienced surgeon. Double board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Geoffrey Keyes, provides ENT surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, California, and surrounding locations.
Why is ENT Surgery Performed?
Ear surgery is typically performed to treat problems that are causing hearing loss. Nose surgery can include various kinds of procedures to address sinus problems (sinus surgery).
Throat surgery can include complicated procedures such as cancer of the larynx (laryngectomy), or more straight forward surgical procedures such as removal of the adenoids (adenoidectomy) or tonsils (tonsillectomy). Neck and head surgery may be required to eliminate a tumor or reconstruct a specific area after injury or trauma-related disfigurement.
Types of ENT Procedures
ENT surgery is one of the oldest surgical specialties in the US. It is also one of the most extensive areas of surgical services. ENT specialty makes use of the latest technology and offers a wide range of procedures that includes significant reconstructive procedures to address injury or disfigurement related to the ear, nose, or throat.
Ear surgery is usually performed to treat defects leading to hearing impairment. These procedures include tympanoplasty (reconstruction of the eardrum), stapedectomy (total or partial removal a bone in the middle ear known as the stapes), and cochlear implants (implanting a device to stimulate nerve ends in the inner part of the ear to enable hearing).
Some common surgeries of the throat include the removal of adenoids (adenoidectomy) or tonsils (tonsillectomy).
The tonsils (located on both sides in the back of the throat) and adenoids (situated higher up the throat behind the nose) are lymph node tissues that have an important role in the body’s ability to fight infections. At times, the tonsils and adenoids can become chronically infected. In such cases, the surgical removal of tonsils and adenoids is recommended to address breathing issues and prevent the infection from recurring.
Nose surgery can involve procedures that address sinus diseases (sinus surgery). Advanced endoscopic surgical procedures for sinus and nasal conditions may do away with the requirement for external incisions and higher surgical precision. Other standard surgery includes procedures for the correction of nasal obstruction (congestion) and deviated nasal septum (septoplasty).
ENT surgeons also treat conditions related to sleep disorders such as excessive snoring and sleep apnea. Other ENT surgical procedures include special surgery for diseases in the inner ear, skull-based surgeries (neuro-otology), and the reconstruction of ear deformities (otoplasties).
Additionally, ENT surgeons can treat defects near the eyes, eliminate skin cancer within the head and neck area, and perform oral surgery for treatment of jaw and dental trauma.
Double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Geoffrey Keyes receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, California, and other towns and cities in this part of SoCal for ENT surgery.
For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Double Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes, please contact us at (800) 859-7509. Offices in Los Angeles and Bakersfield, CA.
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