ENT 101 at St. Cloud Surgical Center
ENT specialists are not only medical doctors who can treat your sinus headache, your child’s swimmer’s ear, or your dad’s sleep apnea. They are also surgeons who can perform extremely delicate operations to restore the hearing of the middle ear, open blocked airways, remove head, neck, and throat cancers, and rebuild these essential structures.
The physicians in St. Cloud Surgical Center’s Ear, Nose, and Throat program are trained and experienced in the latest advances in ENT surgical treatments. They are respected throughout Central Minnesota for their warm bedside manner, team approach, and surgical expertise.
Patients seek help from an ENT physician when experiencing difficulties with:
- Hearing and Balance
- Swallowing and Speech
- Breathing and Sleep Issues
- Allergies and Sinuses
- Head and Neck Pain
- Skin Disorders
ENT Surgeries Performed at St. Cloud Surgical Center:
Tonsillectomy / Adenoidectomy surgery consists of the removal of tonsils and adenoids. They are often removed in a pair when they become large and inflamed, causing frequent infections. Tonsils and adenoids can be removed separately as well. Your specialist will help you come up with the perfect plan. T&A surgery is commonly performed on children.
Myringotomy or ear tube surgery is best thought of as a ventilation surgery. Tubes are typically needed when the eustachian tube from the nose to the ear is not allowing the necessary amount of ventilation, resulting in ear infections, fluid building up, and more. Recurrent ear infections and the #1 reason parents consider ear tubes for their children.
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery is a minimally invasive procedure to treat problems in the sinuses. Endoscopic sinus surgery is a procedure to remove blockages and treat other sinus problems, such as polyps and chronic sinus infections, using an endoscope – a thin, rigid tube with a camera and a light.
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Parotidectomy is the removal of a parotoid gland that makes saliva. ENT specialists handle this because it is located below the ears. Removal of the parotid gland is often due to benign tumors.
Stapedectomy, Tympanoplasty, and Mastoidectomy are all types of ear surgeries that can be done to help with drainage, eardrums, and hearing.
Septoplasty is a surgical procedure to straighten the bone and cartilage between the nostrils. When the septum is crooked, this is called a deviated septum. Deviated septums can make it harder to breathe through your nose and increase your chance of sinus infections. Septoplasty surgery can help!
Rhinoplasty surgery changes the shape of the nose. It can be done for cosmetic reasons, to improve breathing or both.
Sinus Surgery for Nasal Polyps may be necessary if medication has not worked. Your surgeon, as an outpatient procedure, will perform endoscopic surgery.
Request an appointment with one of our ENT Surgeons today to properly evaluate your concerns: https://stcsurgicalcenter.com/physicians-outpatient-surgical-services/ear-nose-and-throat-ent/