Not quite sure what body part is the ENT? You can’t find ENT’s anywhere on your body because the name is an acronym. ENT stands for ear, nose, and throat, and physicians associated with this branch of medical science are known as otolaryngologists.

Below, we talk more about what a WNY ENT doctor does on a regular basis, what you can expect from your first appointment, and what kind of surgeries you might expect.

What Does an ENT Doctor Do?

Otolaryngology is the study of the ears, nose, and throat including the sinuses, larynx, and neck and face structures. WNY ENT doctors are specialists trained to treat hearing loss, chronic ear infections, sinusitis, tinnitus, a deviated septum, loss of smell, polyps, voice-loss, and cancerous and non-cancerous growths in the face and neck area.

What Do You Do at an ENT Appointment?

Besides glancing over any x-rays and questioning you about your family’s medical history, your WNY ENT doctor will probably ask about your symptoms and then use a small lighted video camera to check out your ears, nose, and throat. This nasal endoscope will help him measure the extent of the inflammation and check for abnormalities.

If you’ve already booked an ENT appointment, try to keep a record of your symptoms. Keeping track of which symptoms you notice will help you to communicate more effectively with the doctor.

What is an ENT Procedure?:

WNY ENT doctors perform a wide range of surgeries for their patients from installing ear tubes to tonsillectomies. Your ENT might even be able to operate on you on-site. One of our most popular surgeries today is the balloon sinoplasty surgery. During this non-invasive procedure, the physician inserts a small balloon into the nasal passages and inflates it in order to expand the sinus cavities and help drain excess mucus.

Book an Appointment With Your Favorite WNY ENT Doctor Today!

If you’re suffering from any conditions related to the ears, nose, or throat including vertigo, hearing loss, sinusitis, or nasal polyps, then give us a call. We’d be happy help you with any of your ENT-related issues.

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