Head and Neck Conditions & Treatment
Acid reflux is a condition where irritating stomach acid juices may leak out of the
stomach and into the esophagus and throat. This causes irritations and
muscle spasms in the throat due to the “Mucosal Acid Burn.”
Over 50% of patients with ear, nose and throat symptoms from stomach acid
have no indigestion.
Adenoids & Tonsils
adenoids and tonsils are mostly composed of lymphoid tissue, which is found throughout the
gastrointestinal tract and on the base of the tongue. Tonsils and/or adenoids
may be removed for a variety of reasons, including chronic ear infections,
chronic or recurring sinus infections, and sleep apnea.
deviated septum is when the thin tissue in between your nose separating your two nostrils
is not positioned optimally in the center of your nose. Some people are
born with deviated septum while other people develop one after sustaining
an injury or trauma to the nose.
Head & Neck Cancers
Head & neck cancers include cancer of the nose and sinuses, cancer of the mouth and throat,
cancer of the larynx, and parotid and submandibular gland tumors.
Laryngopharyngeal Reflux / LPR / GERD Treatment
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), commonly known as acid reflux, is a chronic condition associated with
frequent heartburn. GERD occurs when acidic content from the stomach regurgitates,
or refluxes, into the esophagus, causing inflammation and damage to the
lining of the esophagus. Some patients with GERD may also experience laryngopharyngeal
reflux (LPR), which occurs as acid from the stomach rises to the esophagus
and enters the back of the throat. Symptoms of GERD and LPR can often
be treated through lifestyle changes and medication. Surgery may be required
for more severe cases.
The parotid glands lie in front of and below the ear.
Parotid surgery, or Parotidectomy, is done for tumors of the parotid gland and occasionally
for recurrent infections of the gland. For benign and low grade malignant
tumors, surgery is usually curative without any need for additional therapy.
For other malignant tumors, surgery is usually followed by radiation therapy.
Thyroid surgery is used for patients who have a variety of thyroid conditions, including
both cancerous and benign (non-cancerous) thyroid nodules, large thyroid
glands (goiters), and overactive thyroid glands. There are several thyroid
operations that a surgeon may perform, including biopsy or lumpectomy,
lobectomy, subtotal thyroidectomy, near-total thyroidectomy, or total