Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) is a surgical approach to treating chronic sinusitis. FESS has been an effective way to treat sinusitis for several decades and also improves the ability to manage sinusitis in the long term.  FESS is performed with the use of an endoscope, which is a tube with a camera and light […]

Balloon Sinuplasty

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Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to treat chronic sinusitis. This procedure is performed by inserting a small sinus balloon catheter into the sinus passages and then slowly inflating the balloon to widen these passages. Sinusitis is an inflammation of the tissue that lines the inside of the sinuses. It can cause […]

Nasal Obstruction & Rhinitis

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Nasal obstructions can be caused by a variety of factors and can result in rhinitis, or nasal inflammation. One common cause of nasal obstruction and inflammation is excess mucus production as a result of colds or flus.  At Anne Arundel ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery, we will first attempt to treat the obstruction using antibiotics. […]

Throat, Swallowing and Voice Disorders

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There are various disorders that can affect the throat, both in terms of swallowing and speech. The throat, more formally known as the pharynx, is a tube that carries food to another tube known as the esophagus and air to another tube known as the larynx. Almost everyone has experienced a sore throat at some […]

Hearing Loss (Acute & Chronic)

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Hearing loss, also known as deafness or decreased hearing, is defined as being unable to partially or completely hear sound in one or both ears. There are three common types of hearing loss, including conductive hearing loss, sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), and mixed hearing loss. There are three parts of the ear associated with the […]

Perforated / Ruptured Eardrum

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Your eardrum is a thin membrane that lies between your ear canal and middle ear. When this membrane develops a small hole or tear, it is known as a perforated eardrum (ruptured eardrum, tympanic membrane perforation). Perforated / Ruptured eardrums are generally the result of an injury, infection, or chronic ear disorder. Potential causes include: […]

Head and Neck Disorders

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The board-certified physicians of Anne Arundel ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery are trained and experienced in the medical and surgical management of Head and Neck conditions including: Thyroid disorders Parathyroid disorders  Salivary Gland disorders Parotid tumors  Head and Neck Cancers  Facial Reconstruction post-trauma or post-tumor  Moh’s Surgery Reconstruction.This is a special type of reconstructive plastic surgery that can be […]

Ear Congestion and Pain

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What are the causes of ear congestion and pain?  The Eustachian tube goes from the middle of each ear to the back of the throat and is supposed to drain fluid from the ear. When you have a cold, sinus problems or ear infection or allergies, the tube can swell and become blocked causing fluid to build up […]

Sudden Hearing Loss

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Sudden sensorineural (“inner ear”) hearing loss (SSHL), commonly known as sudden deafness is an unexplained, rapid loss of hearing either all at once or over a few days. SSHL happens because there is something wrong with the sensory organs of the inner ear. Sudden deafness frequently affects only one ear. People with SSHL often discover […]

Snoring and Sleep Disorders

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Treatment for snoring and sleep disorders usually depends on the severity of the condition and whether patients are experiencing apnea or simple snoring. What are the most common causes of snoring? Snoring is the result of a narrowing of the upper airway during sleep, which can be attributed to: Large tonsils. A soft palate, a […]