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Expert Ear, Nose and Throat Care in Northeast Ohio

Medical and surgical expertise in the treatment of ear, nose and throat disorders, as well as common head and neck issues.

To schedule an appointment, call 216-778-5791.

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General Adult ENT Services

MetroHealth's Department of Otolaryngology (ENT) provides comprehensive medical and surgical services and is a leader in care of patients with ear, nose, throat, and head and neck disorders.

Doctors trained in otolaryngology can perform both routine medical care and surgical care. Working with an ENT doctor means working with a professional who can guide you through diagnosis, therapy, medication management and lifestyle changes. If these steps don't solve the problem, the same doctor that managed your care can work with you in the operating room. At MetroHealth, we have many talented professionals in our ENT department: all of the physician providers are capable of performing routine and complex surgical procedures.

To find out more about how to prepare for ENT surgery or to make an appointment for a consultation, call 216-778-5791.

Sinus and Allergy Care

Sinus disease causes a multitude of symptoms, including stuffiness and post-nasal drainage. Often treatment includes nasal sprays, decongestants or antihistamines, antibiotics and control of allergies. When therapies such as antibiotics, decongestants, antihistamines and nasal sprays do not help, sinus surgery might be a good solution.

Your doctor may use a small endoscope to see deep inside your nasal cavity. This office procedure, combined with detailed imaging, helps your doctor understand how well your sinuses are working. Those images can also help your doctor plan for surgery, when indicated.

These same tools are used during sinus surgery. In the operating room, with the image magnified on a TV monitor, the obstructed area can be opened by working through the nose.

Many patients are back to work or school the week following surgery and back to full-time activity within two weeks.

Septoplasty

The nasal septum divides the nose into two chambers. Normally, the septum is relatively straight, with right and left nasal cavities of similar size. Occasionally, the nasal septum may be severely bent, or deviated, enough to occupy too much of the nasal cavity. A deviated nasal septum may develop as the nose grows, or could result from an injury to the nose.

A deviated nasal septum that interferes with proper function of the nose is corrected by septoplasty—surgery to straighten the septum. Using a headlight or an endoscope, the surgeon makes an incision inside the nose, lifts up the lining of the septum and straightens the deviated areas.

Swallowing Disorders

Difficulty swallowing, also called dysphagia, is a widespread disorder that affects millions of Americans. At times, symptoms can be temporary, or due solely to anxiety, while other times dysphagia can be much more serious. The Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and the other specialists at MetroHealth Medical Center are uniquely qualified to answer any questions you may have about swallowing disorders. Learn more.

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome is a condition that causes frequent pain in the jaw joint. The pain occurs where the jaw meets the skull in front of the ear on each side of the face. Another term for this disorder is myofascial pain dysfunction of the jaw. TMJ syndrome is more common in women than men.

ENT Surgery at MetroHealth

At MetroHealth, your doctor will work with you to help reduce your need for surgery. Often, a change in your environment or your medications can help you feel a lot better, and when that happens, surgery is not required. But if you need surgery, you're in good hands with MetroHealth. Our ENT professionals have decades of experience in helping people deal with ear, nose and throat issues. Our surgical suites are truly extraordinary. They are equipped with all the imaging and surgical tools your doctor will need to perform your surgery with confidence.

You will need a referral for surgery. To find out more about how to prepare for surgery or to make an appointment for a surgery consultation, call 216-778-5791.