Sanford ENT provides a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services of the ear, nose & throat in an ultra-modern area with its own minor surgical suite and patient education center.
Coblation tonsillectomies, a gentle alternative for removing tonsils that reduces pain and recovery time up to 70 percent, are now available at Sanford Health. Unlike harsh traditional tonsillectomy procedures, coblation combines gentle radio frequency energy with natural saline to quickly remove tonsils. The newer procedure results in less pain after surgery and quicker recoveries. In many cases, children who have the procedures on Friday are back to school on Monday.
Sanford's ear, nose and throat specialists are interested in problems of the ears, such as hearing loss, dizziness, ringing (tinnitus) and earaches. Working with the audiology staff, hearing tests and balance function testing are important parts of the comprehensive ear evaluation.
Evaluation and treatment of problems of the throat and larynx are also an important part of our ENT specialists' practice. They are able to evaluate voice disorders, swallowing disorders, snoring and sleep apnea—the temporary stopping of breathing.
Recent advances in laser technology and laser surgery have made surgical treatment of these problems quite treatable with little pain and excellent results. In conjunction with the Sleep Center and pulmonology specialists, simple testing can be conducted to evaluate snoring problems so the laser surgery can be performed with maximum success.
Sinus infections related to allergies, or chronic problems such as growths, can be very uncomfortable and troublesome. By using a tiny microscope mounted on a thin piece of tubing, called an endoscope, our team can identify the cause of the irritation and successfully remove much of the discomfort and growth.
Cancer of the neck and mouth are first identified by a lump or inflammation. Accurate diagnosis and removal of these lumps or lesions is important to a patient's health and treatment.