Adult & Pediatric Ear, Nose, Throat, & Allergy of The Woodlands would like to be your partner in health care. Feel free to ask your questions and share your concerns with us. We will work with you to develop a wellness program for the care and treatment you need.
We welcome you to our practice and look forward to caring for you.
Adult & Pediatric Ear, Nose, Throat, & Allergy of The Woodlands provides a full range of medical services including the following:
Sinus & Balloon Sinuplasty
Sinuses are hollow air filled spaces in the skull, found between the eyes (ethmoid sinuses), below the eyes (maxillary sinuses), the forehead (frontal sinuses) and middle of the head (sphenoid sinuses).
Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure in select patients that is performed in the office under local anesthesia for adults. It is a breakthrough procedure that can relieve the pain and pressure associated with sinusitis patients who are not responding well to medical treatment.
Allergy & Immunotherapy
Allergies are a common condition affecting more than 1 out of every 5 people. Allergies are an abnormal response of the immune system triggered by a typically harmless substance. This substance, such as pollen, mold or animal dander, is known as an allergen. When a person is exposed to an allergen, their bodies produce a response and release a variety of chemicals including histamine and interleukins. Since most allergens are found in the air, the reaction occurs in the eyes, nose and lungs. If the allergen is ingested, the reaction can occur in the mouth or stomach.
Sleep Disorders & Snoring
Sleep disorders are common conditions that involve difficulties falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up. By not getting sufficient sleep at night, many people are affected during the day and may have difficulty completing their everyday activities. Certain actions can be taken to help get a good night’s sleep, such as setting a routine, exercising regularly, avoiding caffeine, nicotine and alcohol, avoiding lying in bed while awake and relaxing before bedtime.
Hearing & Balance
People of any age can be screened for hearing loss. Newborn infants are now routinely screened before leaving the hospital. Most preschoolers and school-age children are screened periodically at their schools or in their doctors’ offices. Adults can receive screenings from their doctor or at health fairs. Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the U.S. It is also on the rise. Up to 36 million Americans now report lost hearing. The following is a list of the types of hearing loss, their causes and advice on what to look for in hearing loss.
Middle ear infections most often occur in children younger than seven years because of their immature immune systems and poor function of the Eustachian tube. The medical term for middle ear infection is otitis media (middle ear inflammation). The tonsils are two masses of lymphoid tissue found on either side of the back of the throat. The adenoids are lymphoid tissue located high in the throat behind the nose. Together they form part of a ring of glandular lymphoid tissue at the back of the throat. The tonsils and adenoids assist the body in defense against infection by “sampling” entering bacteria and viruses.
Tongue-tie, medically known as ankyloglossia (comes from the Greek words “ankylos” meaning stiffening and “glossa” for tongue, literally, “stiff tongue”), is fairly common, occurring in 4% to 10% of the population. In the newborn, tongue-tie is correctable with a simple procedure involving the band connecting the tongue to the floor of mouth. This band, connecting the tongue to the floor of mouth, is called a frenulum (from the Latin word “frenulum” meaning any tissue that secures or restricts the motion of a mobile organ in the body), and the procedure is called “frenotomy,” “frenectomy,” or “frenuloplasty.”
Why is my nose stuffed up (again!!)? The frequent sensation that your nose is blocked-up is quite common – there are millions of fellow-sufferers. Possible causes for that ‘stuffy nose’ feeling include: colds or allergies, unique nasal anatomy, or nasal trauma. Whatever the cause, chronically stuffed-up nose can be frustrating! Fortunately, there are new procedures available that offer some sufferers lasting relief without surgery.
Is your nose constantly running and you can’t find relief? You may have chronic rhinitis. Over-the-counter pills and sprays may not be very helpful in controlling your symptoms and don’t usually offer a lasting solution.Today, there is a better option: the RhinAer® procedure. We now offer this new non-invasive treatment right in our office, and patients may return to normal activities the same day. You may finally put away the medications and start enjoying life again.