ENT Services Specialist

SLENT

Otolaryngology & Allergy Testing & Immunotherapy Clinic located in Mandeville, Hammond, & Slidell, LA

Whether you have a sore throat, hearing loss, or chronic sinus infections, you’ll receive the compassionate and experienced care you need from the specialists at SLENT in Slidell, Hammond, and Mandeville, Louisiana. Their ENT physicians provide individualized care for the full range of ear, nose, and throat conditions, including head and neck cancer and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. To schedule an appointment, call one of the offices or use the online booking feature.

ENT Services Q & A

What conditions are treated by ENT specialists?

In the medical specialty of ENT, known as otolaryngology, physicians are extensively trained to diagnose and treat all the possible problems that affect your ears, nose, and throat. These are only a few examples of conditions treated by the doctors at SLENT:

Ears:

  • Hearing loss
  • Tinnitus
  • Infections
  • Dizziness and vertigo
  • Earwax
  • Eardrum problems

Nose:

  • Allergies
  • Sinusitis
  • Nosebleeds
  • Nasal congestion
  • Deviated septum
  • Postnasal drip
  • Nose fracture

Throat:

  • Tonsillitis
  • Hoarseness
  • Swallowing problems
  • Snoring and sleep apnea
  • GERD
  • Vocal cord problems

The doctors at SLENT also treat thyroid conditions, as well as head and neck cancers and facial skin cancer.

Do ENT specialists perform head and neck surgery?

ENT physicians specialize in the full scope of surgeries to correct problems with your ears, nose, and throat, including removing cancerous and noncancerous tumors. Additionally, the doctors at SLENT are exceptionally skilled in cosmetic plastic surgery, performing procedures to improve the appearance of your nose, ears, neck, and face.

These are a few examples of the many types of surgery performed by ENT physicians:

  • Rhinoplasty (change the appearance of the nose)
  • Septoplasty (correct a deviated septum)
  • Tonsillectomy (remove tonsils)
  • Microlaryngoscopy (vocal cord surgery)
  • Tympanoplasty (reconstruct the eardrum)
  • Myringotomy (insert ear tubes)
  • Salivary gland surgery (remove tumor or infected gland)

At SLENT, the doctors also offer minimally invasive procedures such as balloon sinuplasty and endoscopic sinus surgery.

What is endoscopic sinus surgery?

When you have endoscopic sinus surgery, your procedure is done from inside your nose using a slender, flexible endoscope that’s inserted through your nostrils. By avoiding an incision, your postoperative recovery is quicker and less painful.

The doctors at SLENT perform endoscopic surgery to:

  • Treat chronic sinusitis
  • Remove nasal polyps
  • Repair a deviated septum
  • Reduce the size of enlarged turbinates

Endoscopic surgery reduces the frequency of sinus infections and eliminates ongoing nasal congestion.

What is facial reconstructive surgery?

As the leading experts in the structures of your head, neck, and face, the ENT physicians at SLENT also offer facial reconstructive surgery. This type of surgery involves the complex repair, rebuilding, and reshaping of your face following damage due to an injury. The surgeons can also aesthetically repair skin and muscles removed during cancer surgery.

Whether you have a routine sore throat or need complex cancer care, the help you need is available at SLENT. Call one of the offices or schedule an appointment online.