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New Patients
...Our services include the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose and throat disorders (pediatric and adult); head and neck surgery of benign and malignant tumors; cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery; snoring and sleep apnea; sinus and allergy; minimally invasive, laser and endoscopic surgery; voice disorders; hearing and balance disorders, tinnitus and vertigo; digital hearing aids and cochlear implants; and much more...

Our Staff
...  He trained in both surgical and non surgical approaches to managing sleep apnea and snoring disorders...

Associates In Otolaryngology
Welcome to Associates In Otolaryngology! From sore throats and earaches to sinusitis or hearing loss, Associates In Otolaryngology is equipped to handle all your otolaryngology needs Dizziness Ear Infection Hearing Loss Mouth Sores Neck Pain Breathing Problems Snoring/Sleep Apnea Sore Throat Head and Neck Cancers Oral Cancers

Nose and Mouth
... How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat Injection Snoreplasty Sinusitis Sinus Headaches Sinus Pain Sinus Surgery Sinusitis: Special Considerations for Aging Patients Tips for Sinus Sufferers Tongue-tie (Ankyloglossia) Your Nose: The Guardian Of Your Lungs Fungal Sinusitis Laser Assisted Uvula Palatoplasty (LAUP) Mouth Sores Nasal Fractures Nose Surgery Nosebleeds Post-Nasal Drip Salivary Glands Secondhand Smoke Sinusitis Smell and Taste Smokeless Tobacco Snoring Stuffy Noses TMJ Pain Tonsils and Adenoids

Sleep & Snoring
Pediatric Sleep-disordered Breathing Snoring, Sleeping Disorders and Sleep Apnea

GERD and LPR
...And sometimes, adult patients may experience symptoms related to either GERD or LPR like: Heartburn Belching Regurgitation (a surge or rush back) of stomach contents Frequent throat clearing or coughing Excess mucus A bitter taste A sensation of burning or throat soreness Something “stuck” or a “lump” in the back of the throat Hoarseness or change in voice Difficulty swallowing Drainage down the back of the nose (post-nasal drip) Choking episodes (can sometimes awaken from sleep) Difficulty breathing, if the voice box is affected Signs in infants and children are different from adults and may include: Breathing problems such as a cough, hoarseness, noisy breathing, or asthma Pauses in breathing (apnea) or snoring when sleeping Feeding difficulty (spitting up) Turning blue (cyanosis) Choking Apparent life-threatening event where there is arching of the back while in distress Trouble gaining weight or growing What Causes GERD and LPR...

Tonsillitis
...Symptoms of acute tonsillitis include: Fever Sore throat Bad breath Difficulty swallowing (called dysphagia) Painful swallowing (called odynophagia) Dehydration Tender lymph nodes in the neck Mouth breathing, snoring, or sleep apnea Tiredness, lethargy, and malaise White patches, pus, and/or redness of the tonsils A fine red rash over the body suggests that scarlet fever may be complicating a case of tonsillitis...

Tonsils and Adenoids
...Other signs of adenoid and/or tonsil enlargement include: Breathing through the mouth instead of the nose most of the time Nose sounds “blocked” when the person speaks Chronic runny nose  Noisy breathing during the day  Recurrent ear infections  Snoring at night  Restlessness during sleep, or pauses in breathing for a few seconds at night (this may indicate sleep apnea, or other sleeping disorder) You should see your ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, when you or your child experience the common symptoms of infected or enlarged tonsils or adenoids...

Pediatric Sleep-disordered Breathing
...SDB can range from frequent loud snoring to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition where part, or all, of the airway is blocked repeatedly during sleep...

Snoring, Sleeping Disorders and Sleep Apnea
...Problem snoring and sleeping disorders are more frequent in males and people who are overweight, and usually worsens with age...

Ankyloglossia (Tongue-tie)
... Symptoms of ankyloglossia may include: Nipple pain or irritation when breastfeeding experienced by mothers of newborn infants Problems latching on to the nipple during feeding experienced by infants Ankyloglossia does not cause sleep apnea or snoring and does not typically affect speech, but it can occasionally cause problems with articulation in school-aged children...