Ear Nose & Throat
The Department of Otolaryngology at Mercy Medical Center treats patients experiencing head and neck problems, including ear and hearing disorders, sinus and nasal dysfunction, head and neck tumors, facial trauma and swallowing and voice disorders.
General Otolaryngology: Specialized care in the diagnosis of conditions and diseases affecting the ears, nose and throat, including laryngitis, snoring and sleep apnea, tonsillitis and parotitis
Ear & Balance Disorders: Patients complaining of dizziness, vertigo, or balance difficulties may have problems with their vestibular system; the system within the brain that controls balance. Our physicians evaluate, diagnose and treat some of the more common ear and balance disorders.
Voice & Swallowing Disorders: The larynx (voice box) is the organ for voice production and is critical for normal swallowing and breathing. Disorders of the larynx can lead to hoarseness and/or breathing difficulties, which our physicians can expertly evaluate and treat.
Sinus & Nasal Disorders: The sinuses are hollow air-filled areas within your skull. They connect the space between the nostrils and nasal passage. Sinuses act like balloons, reducing your skull‚Äôs weight, allowing you to keep your head upright. They also regulate skull temperature and allow the voice to resonate. The nose is the organ that smells and regulates taste. The nostrils are separated by a thin piece of cartilage and bone called the septum. Our expert physicians offer specialized care and treatment of diseases and conditions affecting the sinuses and nose.
Thyroid Disease: Thethyroid is a small gland in the lower part of your neck. The function of a gland is to secrete hormones, which deliver energy to your body. Common ailments include:
- Hypothyroidism - An underactive thyroid
- Hyperthyroidism - An overactive thyroid
- Thyroid Cancer - Malignant thyroid nodules or tissue
Salivary Gland Disorders: The salivary glands are tissues located in your mouth and throat. Their primary function is to maintain oral and dental hygiene and aid chewing and digestion. Salivary glands also prevent dehydration, as they signal to the body to produce more fluid when the mouth is dry.
Sleep Disorders: These include a range of problems -- from insomnia to narcolepsy and snoring -- and affect millions of Americans. Our physicians are trained in the latest procedures for treating sleep-related disorders.