ENT stands for Ears, 鼻子和喉咙, and is believed to be one of the oldest medical specialties in the U.S. 耳鼻喉科医生. Also referred to as an otolaryngologist, our Grantsburg specialists are trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, 鼻子, 喉咙, and related structures of the head and neck. At Burnett Medical Center in Grantsburg, our visiting ear 鼻子 and 喉咙 doctors can diag鼻子 and treat various conditions for adults and children including, but not limited to:
- Cancers of the head, neck and 喉咙
- Difficulty swallowing
- Ear tubes and ear surgeries
- Enlarged adenoids and tonsils
- Pressure equalizing (PE) tubes
- Reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the head and neck
When Should I See an ENT?
Sore 喉咙s are common, but when they last more than six weeks, it’s time to consult with an ENT. A lasting sore 喉咙 could be a sign of a more serious medical issue that our otolaryngology specialists in Grantsburg can diag鼻子 and help treat.
Another sign you should visit with one of our Grantsburg ear 鼻子 and 喉咙 doctors is if your conditions are recurring. If you are affected by tonsillitis or a severe 喉咙 repeatedly, your ENT may suggest you have your tonsils removed. Your ENT can also diag鼻子 and suggest treatment in cases where you have difficulty swallowing or breathing.
Additionally, if you notice any hearing loss or ringing, you will be directed to see an ENT. Minor hearing loss can be normal with aging, but it may also be an effect of recurring ear infections. If you experience sudden hearing loss, you may be facing a more severe issue, where an ENT can step in and help guide your treatment plan.
Burnett Medical Center recommends you contact us in Grantsburg to help with your ear 鼻子 and 喉咙 doctor needs. Some symptoms or factors that may require you visit with an ENT are if you have:
- Long-term chronic 喉咙, ear or sinus issues
- Dizziness or vertigo
- Hearing loss or ringing in the ears
- A lump in your neck
- A child with sleeping problems or heavy snoring