What is an ENT doctor?
Commonly referred to as “ENT doctor” or “ear, nose, and throat doctor,” an otolaryngologist is a physician who is medically and surgically trained to treat patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat, head, and neck.
ENT’s have the unique distinction of not only being able to diagnose patients and suggest medical treatments, but are also trained to perform surgical procedures as they deem necessary.
What do ENT doctors treat?
The Ears – They treat ear infections, balance disorders, ear noise (tinnitus), nerve pain, and facial and cranial nerve disorders. They also manage congenital (birth) disorders of the outer and inner ear.
The Nose – Allergy management and care for the nasal cavity and sinuses are some of the main skills these physicians use on a regular basis.
The Throat – They also diagnose and manage diseases of the larynx (voice box) and the esophagus, including voice and swallowing disorders.
The Head and Neck – They are trained to manage diseases, tumors, trauma, and deformities of the head, neck, and face. They can also manage problems with the nerves in the head and neck that control sight, smelling, hearing, and facial movements.
When do you need to see an ENT?
If you are suffering – or think you might be suffering – from any of the following conditions, you should visit your preferred ENT for diagnosis and treatment:
- Injury to your ears, nose, or throat
- Nerve problems in your ears, nose, or throat
- Balance problems
- Hearing impairment
- Ear infection
- Tonsil or adenoid infection
- Swimmer’s ear
- Pain in your ears, nose, or throat
- Ear, nose, or throat birth defects
- Breathing problems
- Sinus problem
- Growth or tumor in your ears, nose, or throat
- Deviated septum
- Cleft palate
- Drooping of the eyelids
- Hair loss
- Nose bleeds
- Nasal congestion
- Problems with smell
- Voice or swallowing problems
- Sore throat
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Dr. Raza Pasha – Houston’s ENT
Dr. Raza Pasha has the unique distinction of being both Board-Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology as well as having specialty certification in Sleep Medicine. Although Dr. Pasha is trained in all fields of Ears, Nose, and Throat Medicine (ENT) and Head and Neck Surgery, he has a special interest specifically with sleep apnea, snoring, allergy, and sinus related disorders. Schedule a visit today!