Arizona Ear, Nose & Throat Physicians
Sun City West: (623) 975-1660
Sun City:  (623) 972-2951

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Sanford R. Hoffman, MD
...Responsible for a budget of over $500 Million 1999-2000 Incite Partners, LLC, Venture Catalyst Company, Scottsdale, AZ Partner 1999-2001 Corpus Callosum, LLC, Phoenix, Arizona Partner 2001-2003 Consultant - Medical 2003-2007 Private Practice Otolaryngology, Desert ENT, Glendale AZ 2007-present Private Practice Otolaryngology Arizona ENT Physicians PLLC, Sun City West APPOINTMENTS: Clinical Assistant Professor - State University of New York at Buffalo Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Chairman -1975-1994 Department of Otolaryngology, Millard Fillmore Hospitals, Buffalo, New York Held various positions in Medical Staff Governance including Treasurer and Vice President of Medical Staff Also Medical Staff Representative to Finance Committee of Millard Fillmore Board OUTCOMES MEASUREMENTS AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVES: Principal Developer of Chronic Sinusitis Type Specification for Outcomes Measurements with InterStudy of Minneapolis and American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Developer of Guidelines for Chronic Sinusitis with Value Health Sciences, Inc...

ENT Office
... The latest in-office surgical treatment for chronic sinusitis, referred to as the "balloon sinuplasty"...

Nasal Conditions
...  From allergies to sinusitis, our sinuses can help us breathe and smell, but they can also cause us more problems than we would like...

Sinus Surgery
...Those with sinusitis will usually not need surgery to treat their condition; however, if you have chronic sinusitis or you haven’t experienced relief from treatments for several weeks then we may recommend surgery...

What Causes Sinus Infections?
Sinus infections (also known as acute or chronic sinusitis) are caused by swelling and inflammation in the sinus cavity...

What Is Causing My Nosebleeds?
... Health problems Certain diseases and conditions can increase your risk of nosebleeds, including: Kidney or liver disease Excessive consumption of alcohol Nasal polyps or tumors Leukemia Chronic or acute sinusitis Bleeding disorders Deviated septum Allergies Pregnancy Pregnant women are more likely to experience nosebleeds due to increasing hormone and blood volume levels...

FAQ for ENTs
... Sinus infections, also called sinusitis, are caused by inflammation or blockage of the pathways meant to help the sinuses drain...

Sinus Surgery Procedures
... Who Needs Sinus Surgery While most people won’t require surgery in order to address sinus problems, you may want to consider getting surgery if: You have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis You’ve been following our medical treatment plan for up to six weeks with no changes in symptoms You have nasal polyps or something that is preventing your sinuses from draining Don’t let sinus pain, pressure and congestion affect your life...

What Could Be Causing My Nosebleeds?
...Infections such as the common cold or sinusitis can also lead to a bloody nose...

Common Sinus Problems
...The most common sinus problems include: Acute sinusitis (also known as a sinus infection) Chronic sinusitis Deviated septum Allergies Unfortunately, there are countless people around the world dealing with these problems, and these chronic sinus problems have even been linked to a higher rate of depression...

What are Common Ear, Nose, and Throat Issues?
... Sinusitis Many people will face a sinus infection at some point during their lifetime, but most of the time it will be completely innocuous and self-limiting...

What is Balloon Sinuplasty?
For those who deal with sinusitis, or a sinus infection, symptoms usually go away in a week or so...

Signs You May Need Sinus Surgery
...If you are dealing with chronic sinusitis or other sinus problems, our Sun City West and Sun City, AZ, otolaryngologists are here to tell you the warning signs that it might be time to consider surgery...

What is Sinusitis?
...A sinus infection, also known as sinusitis, occurs when the nasal passages become inflamed or irritated...

Can Sinus Surgery Relieve Your Discomfort?
...If you have chronic sinusitis then chances are good that you’ve already turned to our Sun City and Sun City West, AZ, otolaryngologists for a proper diagnosis...

Nose and Mouth
... Allergies and Hay Fever Antihistamines, Decongestants, and "Cold" Remedies Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Facial Sports Injuries 20 Questions about Your Sinuses Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever) Allergic Rhinitis, Sinusitis, and Rhinosinusitis Antibiotics and Sinusitis Are We Through With Chew Yet...

Head and Neck
... Bell's Palsy Children and Facial Paralysis Dizziness and Motion Sickness Facial Plastic Surgery Facial Sports Injuries Children and Facial Trauma Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Pediatric Head and Neck Tumors Sinus Pain Sinusitis Fall Prevention Head and Neck Cancer Sinus Headaches Thyroid Disorders and Surgery TMJ

Pediatric
... Pediatric Sinusitis Secondhand Smoke and Children

Cholesteatoma
...When the eustachian tubes work poorly, perhaps due to allergy, a cold, or sinusitis, the air in the middle ear is absorbed by the body, creating a partial vacuum in the ear...

How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat
... Pediatric sinusitis: Allergies should be considered in children who have persistent or recurrent sinus disease...

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux and Children
...The latter can cause recurrent ear infections, or persistent middle ear fluid, and even symptoms of sinusitis...

Pediatric GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease) and Your Otolaryngologist
...Consequently, other typical symptoms could include crying/irritability, poor appetite/feeding and swallowing difficulties, failure to thrive/weight loss, regurgitation ("wet burps" or outright vomiting), stomach aches (dyspepsia), abdominal/chest pain (heartburn), sore throat, hoarseness, apnea, laryngeal and tracheal stenoses, asthma/wheezing, chronic sinusitis, ear infections/fluid, and dental caries...

Secondhand Smoke
...Secondhand smoke can aggravate sinusitis, rhinitis, cystic fibrosis, and chronic respiratory problems such as cough and postnasal drip...

Sore Throats
...This infection can also damage the heart valves (rheumatic fever) and kidneys (nephritis), cause scarlet fever, tonsillitis, pneumonia, sinusitis, and ear infections...

20 Questions about Your Sinuses
...How common is sinusitis...

Allergic Rhinitis, Sinusitis, and Rhinosinusitis
...If facial pain or a greenish-yellow nasal discharge occurs, a qualified ear, nose, and throat specialist can provide appropriate sinusitis treatment...

Antibiotics and Sinusitis
... Acute sinusitis is one of many medical disorders that can be caused by a bacterial infection...

Deviated Septum
The shape of your nasal cavity could be the cause of chronic sinusitis...

Do I Have Sinusitis?
Sinusitis is inflammation of the lining membrane of any sinus...

How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat
... Pediatric sinusitis: Allergic rhinitis can cause enough inflammation to obstruct the openings to the sinuses...

Sinus Headaches
... Symptoms Of Sinusitis Pain in the sinus area does not automatically mean that you have a sinus disorder...

Sinus Pain
... Each year, more than 37 million Americans suffer from sinusitis, which typically includes nasal congestion, thick yellow-green nasal discharge, facial pain, and pressure...

Sinus Surgery
The ear, nose, and throat specialist will prescribe many medications (antibiotics, decongestants, nasal steroid sprays, antihistamines) and procedures (flushing) for treating acute sinusitis...

Sinusitis: Special Considerations for Aging Patients
...1 percent report that they suffer from chronic sinusitis; for those 75 years and older, the rate declines to 13...

Tips for Sinus Sufferers
Symptoms Of Sinusitis: Symptoms of upper respiratory infection lasting ten days or more Facial pressure or pain Nasal discharge that is yellow or green Post-nasal drip Cough At-Home Treatments For Sinusitis: Saline nasal sprays that moisturize the nasal cavity, reduce dryness, and help clear thick or crusty mucus Humidification (moisturizing the air) of living spaces in dry climates will aid the movement of mucus through the sinuses A Physician Visit For Your Sinus Pain Will: Determine if you have an infection requiring an appropriate antibiotic treatment Discover if you require intensive medical treatment for a condition such as a nasal obstructions, necessitating sinus surgery

Fungal Sinusitis
...When this occurs, fungal sinusitis results...

Post-Nasal Drip
...In cases of chronic sinusitis, surgery to open the blocked sinuses may be required...

Sinusitis
Insight into sinus problems in adults and children How are sinusitis symptoms different than a cold or allergy...

Stuffy Noses
...Acute sinus infections generally respond to antibiotic treatment; chronic sinusitis may require surgery...

Sinus Pain
... Each year, more than 37 million Americans suffer from sinusitis, which typically includes nasal congestion, thick yellow-green nasal discharge, facial pain, and pressure...

Sinusitis: Special Considerations for Aging Patients
...1 percent report that they suffer from chronic sinusitis; for those 75 years and older, the rate declines to 13...

Sinus Headaches
... Symptoms Of Sinusitis Pain in the sinus area does not automatically mean that you have a sinus disorder...

How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat
... Pediatric sinusitis: Allergic rhinitis can cause enough inflammation to obstruct the openings to the sinuses...

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux and Children
... In infants and children, chronic exposure of the laryngeal structures to acidic contents may cause long term airway problems such as a narrowing of the area below the vocal cords (subglottic stenosis), hoarseness, and possibly eustachian tube dysfunction causing recurrent ear infections, or persistent middle ear fluid, and even symptoms of "sinusitis...

Pediatric GERD
...Consequently, other typical symptoms could include crying/irritability, poor appetite/feeding and swallowing difficulties, failure to thrive/weight loss, regurgitation ("wet burps" or outright vomiting), stomach aches (dyspepsia), abdominal/chest pain (heartburn), sore throat, hoarseness, apnea, laryngeal and tracheal stenoses, asthma/wheezing, chronic sinusitis, ear infections/fluid, and dental caries...

Pediatric Sinusitis
...Unlike in adults, pediatric sinusitis is difficult to diagnose because symptoms can be subtle and the causes complex...

Secondhand Smoke and Children
...Secondhand smoke can aggravate sinusitis, rhinitis, cystic fibrosis, and chronic respiratory problems such as cough and postnasal drip...

Colesteatoma
...Cuando la trompa de Eustaquio trabaja inadecuadamente, tal vez debido a una causa alérgica, un resfrío o sinusitis, el aire en el oído medio es absorbido por el cuerpo, creando un vacío parcial en el oído...

El Humo del Tabaco Ambiental y los Niños
...El fumar pasivamente agrava la sinusitis, la rinitis, la fibrosis quística, y los problemas respiratorios crónicos tales como la tos y el goteo nasal posterior...

Rinitis alérgica, sinusitis y rinosinusitis
...Si el dolor facial o un color verdoso-amarillo se produce en la secreción nasal, puede tratarse de sinusitis y el otorrinolaringólogo puede proporcionar un tratamiento adecuado...

¿Tengo sinusitis?
¿Tengo sinusitis...

Reflujo Gastroesofágico (ERGE)
... Otorrinolaringólogos, o médico de oído, nariz y garganta, tienen una amplia experiencia con las herramientas para el diagnóstico de ERGE y son especialistas en el tratamiento de muchas de las complicaciones de la ERGE, como: sinusitis e infecciones del oído, garganta e inflamación de la laringe, esófago de Barrett y ulceraciones del esófago...

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Sun City West Office

10503 W Thunderbird Blvd #104Sun City, AZ 85351
13949 W Meeker Blvd Ste CSun City West, AZ 85375-4424