The otolaryngologists at Arizona Ear, Nose & Throat Physicians offer a full array of ear , nose and throat services. Whether you have swimmer's ear, a sore throat, trouble swallowing or hearing loss, our physicians will work with you to achieve your optimal health. You can learn more about our services by reading this section of our website.
Our audiologists are trained to the Doctorate degree level, are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and are licensed by the State of Arizona. This expertise, coupled with access to the most technologically advanced diagnostic tools and rehabilitative services, ensures that our patients receive the finest hearing care available.
Otolaryngology Head and Neck
Arizona ENT Physicians perform the following common ENT procedures:
- Head and Neck Cancer
- Thyroid Gland
- Foreign Bodies in the Ear, Nose, and Airway
- Ventilating Ear Tubes
- Tongue-tie (Ankyloglossia)
- Microlaryngoscopy & Bronchoscopy
- Treating Nasal and Sinus Polyps
- Nasal Septal Surgery
- Nose & Facial Fractures
- Deviated Nasal Septum and Turbinate Hypertrophy
- Surgery for Nasal Obstruction: Standard and Laser Surgeries
- Salivary Glands
- Drainage of Neck Abscesses
- Sinus Surgery
Diseases and disorders of the Ears , Nose , Throat , head, and neck negatively impact the lives of millions around the world. Our health information, created by our member physicians, provides a basic overview of diagnoses and treatment for many of these conditions.
The ear is made up of three sections: the outer ear, middle ear and inner ear. Each of these areas is susceptible to infections, which can be painful. Young children have a greater tendency to get earaches. While most ear pain resolves itself in a matter of days, you should get a physical examination to understand the type of infection, prevent it from spreading and obtain treatment to help alleviate the pain.
Hearing loss has a lot of different causes and manifestations. It can be sudden or gradual. It can occur in one ear or both ears. It can be temporary or permanent. It happens to people of all ages and is associated with the aging process. Before discussing causes and treatments for hearing loss, it is important to understand how hearing works.
There are a variety of sores that can occur in or around the mouth. Most are benign, but some may be indicative of cancer.
Neck pain is often a result of overuse of the muscles and ligaments in the neck from sports, recreational activities, work or household chores. It is generally characterized by stiffness, a kink or severe pain in the neck, shoulders, upper back and/or arms. Neck pain can also be caused by stress, trauma or injury or maybe a symptom of the flu or meningitis.
The nose serves three primary functions: to warm, humidify and filter air as it passes into the body. Breathing problems may impact one or multiple of these functions. Breathing problems can be temporary or chronic, mild or severe, but they usually increase with age.
Snoring is a noise produced during sleep that originates in the back of the throat or nose. Snoring occurs when the muscles in the back of the mouth, tongue and throat relax while sleeping, which narrows or blocks the airway. Breathing causes your uvula (soft palate) to vibrate and knock against the back of the throat, resulting in the snoring sound. Read More »
Everyone experiences sore throats when they have a cold or flu. But there are other reasons for sore throats that may be symptomatic of more serious problems.
Head and Neck Cancers
Most head and neck cancers are relatively preventable since they are highly correlated with tobacco use and alcohol consumption. They are also generally curable if caught early. Symptoms to watch out for include pain swallowing, trouble breathing, ear pain, a lump in the neck that lasts longer than two weeks, a growth in the mouth and bleeding from the mouth, nose or throat.
Oral cancers appear as red or white patches of mouth tissue or small ulcers that look like a canker sores, but are painless. Oral cancers usually form on the tongue or floor of the mouth, but can occur on any tissue in and around the mouth.