Ear, Nose, and Throat/Otolaryngology
Memorial's ENT providers combine a personalized approach with the most up-to-date technologies in order to provide advanced care that is customized to each patient’s specific condition and unique needs.(228) 867-4000
Pediatric and Adult Care for ENT Conditions and Hearing Loss
When you come to Memorial for diagnosis, treatment, and management of conditions affecting your ears, nose, or throat, you will be seen by our otolaryngologists, a type of specialist which is more commonly referred to as an ENT.
Our ENTs and audiologists offer a full range of evaluation and rehabilitative services for children and adults. They provide high-quality, clinically proven, medical and/or surgical treatment options and treat common to complex conditions.
ENT Conditions We Treat
Memorial ENT treats conditions that include ear infections, hearing loss, allergies, sinusitis, sore throats, and some types of cancer.
- Ear infections
- Hearing loss
- Sore throats
- Throat cancer
- Deviated septums
- Nasal fractures
- Enlarged tonsils
- Enlarged adenoids
- Eustachian tube dysfunction
- Head/neck lesions and masses
- Parotid masses
- Skin cancer
- Snoring and sleep apnea
- Loss of balance
- Tonsil stones
Tests & Diagnostics
- Hearing tests
- Pure tone audiometry
- Evoked potential (EP)
- Barium swallow
- Laryngeal electromyography
- Auditory Evoked Potential Testing
- Otoacoustic emissions (OAE) testing
- Immittance Testing
- Hearing Aid evaluation, fitting and management
- Hearing Assistive Technology and FM systems
- Cochlear implant candidacy evaluations
- Cochlear implant programming and mapping
- Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations
- Balance Evaluations
Non-Surgical ENT Treatments
We offer a full range of diagnostic and rehabilitative hearing care services, including hearing aids. These services are provided by a board-certified audiologist in our state-of-the-art, up-to-date facility. Our audiology team and doctors evaluate, diagnose and treat vestibular conditions that affect balance and cause dizziness.
They treat hearing disorders in people of all ages. Our comprehensive range of hearing aid services includes consultation, fitting and programming of most makes and models of hearing aids, repairs, ear molds, batteries and more.
In a balloon sinuplasty, a small, flexible balloon catheter is inserted into sinus passageways. The balloon catheter is inflated, which widens the sinus passageway, opens blockages and facilitates drainage of buildups of mucus in patients who have chronic sinusitis symptoms. This safe and effective procedure is performed under local anesthesia in a doctor’s office; no operating room or general anesthesia is required. It also requires no cutting or bone and tissue removal.
Surgical ENT Treatments
If your personal Memorial ENT physician has determined that surgery is needed, they have at their disposal advanced surgical technology and a team of experienced, dedicated nurses who specialize in ENT conditions and surgical procedures. What this means for you are quicker and less invasive surgeries, as well as care that is specific to your condition.
Sinus surgeries are performed by ENT doctors and provide relief from recurrent sinus infections and their symptoms. These surgeries are a viable option for patients who don’t respond well to other allergy treatments or antibiotics.
Ear tubes are tiny, hollow cylinders that are surgically implanted inside the eardrum. They are typically plastic or metal. These tubes open an airway that ventilates the middle ear, thus preventing the buildup of fluids behind the eardrum.
Snoring and Sleep Disorder Surgery
Snoring and sleep disorder surgeries are minimally invasive, and they reduce soft tissue in the upper airway or the back of the throat.
Tonsil and Adenoid Surgery
Tonsillectomies (removal of tonsils) and adenoidectomies (removal of adenoids) are two surgeries commonly performed to prevent or relieve snoring. In times past, tonsils, which are two oval-shaped pads of tissue located in the back of the throat, were commonly removed as a method for treating infections and inflammation.
Corrective breathing surgery (septoplasty) is an operation that is performed to correct deformities of the partition (septum) located between the two sides of the nose. Turbinectomies, another type of surgery, reduce or remove abnormally enlarged turbinates (twin membrane-covered bony or cartilage plates located on nasal walls). Turbinectomies improve breathing.
Schedule an Appointment With Memorial Ear, Nose, and Throat
Call (228) 867-5000 to schedule an appointment or talk to your primary care provider.