ENT Services

At our office, you will receive a thorough ear, nose, and throat examination. During that physical examination, one of our doctors will explore the facial features where swelling and erythema (redness of the skin) over the cheekbone exist. Facial swelling and redness are generally worse in the morning; as the patient remains upright, the symptoms gradually improve. The physician may feel and press the sinuses for tenderness. Additionally, the physician may tap the teeth to help identify an inflamed paranasal sinus. Other diagnostic tests may include a study of a mucous culture, endoscopy, x-rays, allergy testing, or CT scan of the sinuses.

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Tonsils & Adenoids

Tonsils and adenoids are the body's first line of defense as part of the immune system. They "sample" bacteria and viruses that enter the body through the mouth or nose, but they sometimes become infected. At times, they become more of a liability than an asset and may even cause airway obstruction or repeated bacterial infections. When you or your child experience the common symptoms of infected or enlarged tonsils or adenoids, make an appointment to see us. When you arrive we will ask about problems of the ear, nose, and throat and examine the head and neck. Examination may include use of a small mirror or a flexible lighted instrument to see these areas. The ENT specialists at Drs. Girgis & Associats can suggest the best treatment options.

Thyroid

Your thyroid gland is one of the endocrine glands that makes hormones to regulate physiological functions in your body, like metabolism (heart rate, sweating, energy consumed). The thyroid gland is located in the middle of the lower neck, below the larynx (voice box) and wraps around the front half of the trachea (windpipe). Patients with a family history of thyroid cancer or who had radiation therapy to the head or neck as children for acne, adenoids, or other reasons are more prone to develop thyroid malignancy. If you develop significant swelling in your neck or difficulty breathing or swallowing, you should make an appointment today.

Pediatric ENT

A Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat Physician may be the right choice for your child. Children are not small adults, and a pediatric specialist is interested in your child's growth, development and psychosocial needs. We care for children's nasal and sinus problems, ear and hearing problems, tonsils and adenoids, head and neck masses, airway and swallowing problems as well as other ear, nose and throat disorders pertaining to infants and children.

Allergies

As ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists, our physicians and nurse practitioner are able to diagnose and treat disorders of the upper respiratory tract, ear, nose, sinuses, and throat caused by allergic conditions. We also evaluate non-allergic factors that may contribute to your symptoms such as nasal obstructions, septal deviation, turbinate enlargement, chronic sinus infections, snoring and sleep apnea. As ENT specialists, we treat all diseases affecting the head and neck. We use comprehensive, coordinated medical therapy to control allergy symptoms. Our office performs intradermal skin testing to diagnose allergies and immunotherapy (allergy shots).

Facial Plastic Surgery

The range of conditions that otolaryngologists diagnose and treat are widely varied and can involve the whole face, nose, lips, ears, and neck. Facial plastic surgery is a component of otolaryngology that can be divided into two categories—reconstructive and cosmetic.

Reconstructive plastic surgery is performed for patients with conditions that may be present from birth, such as birthmarks on the face, cleft lip and palate, protruding ears, and a crooked smile. Other conditions that are the result of accidents, trauma, burns, or previous surgery are also corrected with this type of surgery. In addition, some reconstructive procedures are required to treat existing diseases like skin cancer.

Cosmetic facial plastic surgery is surgery performed to enhance visual appearance of the facial structures and features. Common procedures include facelifts, eye lifts, rhinoplasty, chin and cheek implants, liposuction, and procedures to correct facial wrinkles. An otolaryngologist surgeon is well trained to address all of these problems.