Austin ENT Associates
Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists & Audiology located in Round Rock, TX
There are many conditions that may require head and neck surgery, such as thyroid problems, head or neck cancer, or chronic sinusitis. The team at Austin ENT Associates in Round Rock, Texas, is board certified in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and uses the most up-to-date techniques when treating problems of the ears, nose, throat, sinuses, head, and neck. To schedule a head and neck surgery consultation with the patient-focused team, call or book online today.
Head and Neck Surgery Q & A
What is head and neck surgery?
Head and neck surgery is a specialty area for ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctors, or otolaryngologists. The team at Austin ENT Associates includes board-certified otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons.
They received additional medical and surgical training so they can diagnose and treat conditions that affect the head and neck. This includes advanced surgical procedures.
What conditions benefit from head and neck surgery?
Head and neck surgery may be needed to treat a wide range of conditions. Some of the conditions the experts at Austin ENT Associates treat include:
- Nasal and sinus disorders
- Tonsil and adenoid issues
- Chronic ear infections
- Head and neck injuries
- Head and neck tumors
- Thyroid problems
- Sinus problems
The team treats disorders of the head and neck in children and adults.
What are the types of head and neck surgery?
The surgical experts at Austin ENT Associates perform many head and neck surgeries. Some of the most common include:
Thyroid surgery, or thyroidectomy, is the surgical removal of part or all of your thyroid gland. You may need thyroid surgery to treat thyroid cancer or if your thyroid is overproducing thyroid hormones.
The team at Austin ENT Associates performs many types of sinus procedures, including the in-office balloon sinuplasty. Sinus surgery may be needed to treat chronic sinusitis or remove benign polyps.
When possible, the ear, nose, and throat specialists at Austin ENT Associates use minimally invasive tools and techniques to minimize post-surgical pain and recovery.
Tonsil and adenoid surgery
Austin ENT Associates also performs tonsil and adenoid surgery. This procedure may benefit those who suffer from frequent tonsil and/or adenoid infections or have difficulty breathing or swallowing because of enlarged tonsils or adenoids.
What can I expect during a head and neck surgery consultation?
Austin ENT Associates takes a patient-centered approach to care and does everything possible to make you comfortable.
During your head and neck surgery consultation, your provider asks detailed questions about your symptoms and medical and surgical history.
Then they perform a physical exam and run diagnostic tests, such as a nasal endoscopy or CT scan, to confirm or rule out a diagnosis and determine the best treatment plan. Your provider then discusses your surgical plan with you.
To schedule your head and neck surgery consultation, call Austin ENT Associates or book an appointment online today.