Throat & Neck

Most individuals have experienced a change in their voice at some point in their life. This could be something as simple as singing too loudly and waking up the next day to a scratchy throat. On the other end of the spectrum a change in voice can be a symptom of a nasal polyp. Many conditions have similar symptoms. This is why at the first sign of trouble you should schedule an appointment with one of our experienced ENT physicians.

If you are experiencing any throat pain or soreness, contact us at (805) 964-6926 to schedule an appointment.

ENT Services

Ear, nose and throat disorders affect both children and adults, and encompass a wide range of conditions. Some of the more common ones include ear infections, tonsillitis, dizziness and balance problems, sinus infections, snoring and sleep apnea and allergies. Our professional staff includes board certified otolaryngologists trained in the diagnosis and treatment of the full…

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Pediatric ENT

Ear, nose and throat concerns are among the top reasons children are brought to the doctors. This is because children are especially sensitive to issues like ear infections and food allergies, and because certain birth defects such as cleft palates and ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) must be treated at a young age to prevent complications later on.…

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Throat & Neck Disorders

The neck has the essential role of supporting the head and connecting the brain to organs in the torso. One of the main features of the neck is the throat, which contains the pharynx, or the tubes traveling to the stomach and lungs, and the larynx, also called the voice box. The throat and neck…

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Oral Appliances

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a chronic sleep disorder associated with snoring and pauses in breathing. Treatment is essential; doing so will eliminate daytime drowsiness, and help prevent a number of potentially serious medical complications including heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure and diabetes. While Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) | Wikipedia therapy is the…

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Swallowing Disorders

When you swallow, you are chewing food and moving it to the esophagus, a tube that connects to the stomach. Dysphagia, the medical term for difficulty swallowing, is characterized by the sensation of food or liquid getting stuck in the throat or chest. There are numerous factors that can cause swallowing difficulty, most of them…

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Pediatrics Throat Services

Tonsil infections are a common childhood malady, bringing pain and discomfort to many children between the ages of five and 15. The result of inflamed tonsils, the condition – known as tonsillitis – is most often caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Causes The tonsils are a pair of oval-shaped tissues in the back…

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Pillar Procedure

The Pillar Procedure is a simple surgery designed to treat snoring and sleep apnea. It involves placing polyester implants into the soft palate to offer structural support and reduce tissue vibrations that cause snoring. Habitual snoring affects an estimated 25 percent of Americans. Not only is it a nuisance for both you and your bed…

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Throat & Neck

Most individuals have experienced a change in their voice at some point in their life. This could be something as simple as singing too loudly and waking up the next day to a scratchy throat. On the other end of the spectrum a change in voice can be a symptom of a nasal polyp. Many…

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Voice Disorders

Keeping your voice healthy will ensure you are able to communicate properly, and for some people who rely on it to earn a living – singers, teachers and lawyers, for instance – good voice health is essential. These same individuals tend to put more strain on their vocal cords. Even those whose professions don’t require…

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Thyroid/Parathyroid

The thyroid and parathyroid are separate glands located in the neck. Each serves an important function: the thyroid generates a hormone that regulates the body’s metabolism, while the parathyroid controls the level of calcium in the blood. Together, they are responsible for many of the body’s daily functions. Thyroid Conditions The thyroid gland produces thyroid…

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