Andover Ear, Nose & Throat Center offers specialized care in diseases of the ear, nose and throat as well as for most complaints related to the head and neck. We care for all age groups ranging from infants and children to adults and senior citizens. If you, or someone you know, have any of the following listed problems, please contact us for an evaluation by one of our specialists.
We have also included descriptions of some our leading services below:
Children commonly present with diseases involving the ears, nose and throat, and at Andover, Ear, Nose and Throat Center we recognize the unique issues involved in treating children. Our physicians are skilled in the medical and surgical management of a variety of pediatric problems including tonsillitis, sleep disordered breathing, chronic ear infections, hearing loss, rhinosinusitis, speech disorders and neck masses. We also offer advanced treatments ranging from coblation tonsillectomy, sublingual immunotherapy and minimally invasive balloon sinuplasty.
Allergy and Sinus Disease
The Andover Ear, Nose and Throat Center offers a full range of services to relieve all of your sinus and nasal problems. Our physicians will perform a comprehensive sinus evaluation and thoroughly review your options for diagnosis and treatment. Be sure to ask our physicians about the latest technological advancement in endoscopic sinus surgery, the Brainlab image-guidance system. This computer-assisted imaging device allows our surgeons to operate with pinpoint accuracy while operating on the nose and sinus.
Often times, nasal allergies can play a large contributing role to chronic sinus problems. The Andover Ear, Nose and Throat Center now offers complete allergy testing and immunotherapy (including sublingual immunotherapy) for our patients. Our multidisciplinary approach to sino-nasal problems is the key to our success in making you better, quicker. We also offer the minimally invasive Somnoplasty technology, which uses the delivery of highly controlled radiofrequency energy to shrink tissues responsible for nasal blockage and snoring.
Hearing loss and ear disorders have many different causes, and present in a wide range of ages, from newborns to senior citizens. The physicians at the Andover Ear, Nose and Throat Center are fully qualified to diagnose and treat ear-related problems of all age groups. Our expertise includes a variety of ear problems:
- Hearing Loss Vertigo (dizziness)
- Otitis (infections)
- Otorrhea (ear drainage)
- Perforations (ear drum holes)
- Otalgia (ear pain)
- Cerumen (ear wax)
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
- Bell’s palsy (facial nerve
We offer a full line of audiometric studies and electrophysiologic tests to assist in diagnosing the underlying cause of your ear problem. For patients we feel would benefit from a hearing aid, our audiologists will educate and help dispense the appropriate hearing device for each individual.
Voice and Swallowing Disorders
The consequence of a voice disorder can range from a mere annoyance to a significant limitation in the professional setting. Most changes in the voice result from a medical disorder. The physicians at Andover Ear, Nose and Throat Center are skilled in quickly identifying your primary voice problem, and instituting prompt effective therapy. We use the latest technology from videostroboscopy for detailed dynamic assessment of the voice box, and offer phonomicrosurgery with microsurgical instruments and laser technology for surgical management of laryngeal diseases.
Our close relationship with voice therapists improves voice outcomes in both our medical and surgical patients.
Head and Neck Surgery
As Otolaryngologists-Head & Neck Surgeons, our physicians at the Andover Ear, Nose and Throat Center are dedicated to the surgical treatment of benign and malignant lesions in the head and neck. We specialize in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of tumors and cancers of the skin, oral cavity, larynx (voicebox), pharynx (throat), nose and sinuses, thyroid gland and salivary glands (parotid and submandibular gland). Our expertise also includes the comprehensive management of neck masses, including enlarged lymph nodes in the neck, thyroglossal duct cysts, ranulas and branchial cleft cysts.
Our physicians use a multidisciplinary approach in the management of head and neck cancer. We work closely with the local oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, nutritionists, speech therapists and social workers to provide you with the care that you need and deserve. Our physicians will follow you through your treatment course and maintain a close relationship afterwards to ensure you stay cancer-free.
Snoring and Sleep Disorders
Snoring can be a social nightmare and an unrecognized health hazard. Severe snoring can result in complete blockage of the upper airway during sleep (sleep apnea), which, untreated can eventually develop into serious heart and lung problems in the future. Patients who have sleep apnea can have poor attention problems and excessive sleepiness during the daytime, which translates into an increased risk of work-related injury and motor vehicle accidents.
The physicians at the Andover Ear, Nose and Throat Center will perform a complete evaluation including specific diagnostic procedures, which will help localize where the obstruction and snoring is arising. We offer many different treatment options for patients with a snoring disorder, including the minimally invasive Somnoplasty technology. This technology uses the delivery of highly controlled radiofrequency energy to shrink tissues responsible for nasal blockage and snoring.
We participate in a monthly multidisciplinary conference to discuss our sleep apnea patients’ issues with local sleep medicine physicians, pulmonologists and oral surgeons in order to provide you with the best treatment option.
Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery
Facial trauma can occur from a penetrating or blunt injury resulting in a functional or cosmetic deformity to the face. The physicians at the Andover Ear, Nose and Throat Center specialize in the treatment of various soft tissue and bony injuries of the head and neck. We frequently treat fractures of the nose, the zygoma (cheek bone), the orbit (bone around the eye), the sinuses, temporal bone (inner ear) and larynx (voice box). We work closely with the trauma service at the local hospitals to ensure a complete recovery for our patients.