The following describes ear, nose and throat disorders, particularly in children. For specific information regarding your child’s health and treatment options, please contact your Hurley physician or medical professional.
Who We Are
The ear, nose and throat (ENT or otolaryngology) specialists of Hurley Medical Center are highly experienced in both the medical and surgical aspects of this complex area of human anatomy. Offering individualized, comprehensive care for each patient, we are your child’s best resource for non-invasive treatment of ear, nose, throat, head and neck conditions, as well as for surgical interventions in these areas — including plastic surgery and treatment of trauma.
Our Hurley ENT physicians also have private offices throughout Genesee County. This is especially helpful for patients who must travel a long way, have limited availability for appointments, or need to see a physician quickly.
The best care for your child
Our physicians have extensive experience working with younger patients. In fact, more than 50% of our patients are under the age of 18. As a result, we are extremely sensitive to the concerns of children. We particularly focus on creating a child-friendly environment and helping reduce any pain they may have. Also, our specialists work closely with pediatricians at Hurley to provide child and family-oriented care.
What We Do
Our physicians use the latest in minimally-invasive tools, medications and techniques — such as “balloon sinuplasty” — which cause much less pain initially and support faster healing. When diagnosed early and accurately, oral, head and neck conditions can be treated quite successfully, with relatively little discomfort and shortened recovery times.
Certain medical conditions may cause hearing problems. We work with audiologists in our community-based offices and at Hurley Medical Center to conduct hearing evaluations and to provide rehabilitative therapy as necessary.
We perform all types of ear, nose, throat, head and neck surgery, including the following:
- Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy for recurrent infection and obstructive breathing
- Voice-box (larynx) disorders, including removal of benign and cancerous conditions
- Laryngeal reflux evaluation and therapy
- Surgery for diseases of the sinuses
- Surgery for benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck
- Plastic and reconstructive surgery
- Surgery for sleep apnea in patients who fail continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy