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Ear, nose and throat

Ear, nose and throat specialists provide care for the head and neck. Commonly referred to as ENTs, these physicians treat a range of conditions, including allergies, sore throat, ear infections, hearing loss, sinusitis and certain types of cancer.

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Ear, Nose and Throat care in Fort Pierce

We know how conditions like allergies and sinus infections can interfere with your everyday life.

That's why we are committed to providing comprehensive treatment options for the ear, nose and throat. At HCA Florida Lawnwood Hospital, our otolaryngologists, or ENT doctors, walk with you from diagnosis to treatment to make sure you get the complete care you need.

Ear, Nose and Throat conditions we treat

Issues affecting the ears, nose and throat can range from minor inconveniences to chronic health conditions. These include:

  • Ear infections
  • Deviated septum and other nasal obstructions
  • Diseases of the throat and larynx
  • Dizziness
  • Hearing loss
  • Infections, including sinusitis
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Smell disorders
  • Swallowing disorders

Our ENT treatments and services

We will work with you to determine the best treatment method for your needs.

Noninvasive treatment options

Depending on the nature of your condition, our ENT specialists may recommend antibiotics, nasal saline sprays or drops, steam inhalation or topical nasal steroid sprays. If medication alone doesn't resolve the infection, we also offer more advanced treatment methods, including conventional sinus surgery and balloon sinuplasty.

Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)

We perform FESS procedures using specialized instruments and a small endoscope. This helps us see inside the nose and nasal cavities. We then remove bone and tissue to enlarge the sinus opening.

Balloon sinuplasty

Balloon sinuplasty is an alternative to FESS that uses minimally invasive sinus balloon catheters to gently restructure and open the sinus passageway. This helps restore normal sinus drainage and function. A balloon sinuplasty can be performed without removing bone or tissue.

Intraoperative cranial nerve monitoring

Intraoperative cranial nerve monitoring permits the highest level of safety and reduces morbidity from surgeries of the face and neck region.

Navigational CT scan imaging

The use of state-of-the-art intraoperative navigational CT scan imaging improves accuracy during our sinus and ear surgeries.

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