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Types of Treatment for Dysphonia

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Oct 29, 2019 2:22:39 PM

At some point in your life, you've likely experienced some dysphonia. Dysphonia, in its simplest terms, is a change in your voice, usually characterized as hoarseness. It's common to experience hoarseness when you have a cold or when you overwork your vocal cords. In these cases, the dysphonia will go away on its own in time.  

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Topics: Ear, Nose, Throat

All About Thyroid Nodules

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Oct 24, 2019 11:17:38 AM

A diagnosis or even the suspicion of thyroid nodules can raise a lot of questions and concerns in people, and understandably so. There is a lot to know about thyroid nodules, and familiarizing yourself with the statistics, symptoms, and treatment options can help you feel much more at ease as you move forward. You may be surprised to know that nearly half of humanity develops at least one thyroid nodule by the time they reach their 60's. Needless to say, if your last medical exam has revealed a nodule on your thyroid, you are not alone, and it is not necessarily a reason to be anxious or upset.

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Topics: Ear, Nose, Throat

When to Take Your Child to an ENT Specialist

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Sep 30, 2019 6:35:00 AM

As a parent, one of your main endeavors in life is keeping your child healthy and happy. But what if your child is suffering from frequent ear infections or sore throats? What if they seem to have difficulty hearing? Are those kinds of ailments just a part of childhood that will resolve as the child gets older, or should you seek medical intervention? What if your pediatrician refers you to an ENT specialist? Why is a specialist required rather than simply seeking treatment from your pediatrician? Read on for more helpful information.

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Topics: Ear, Nose, Throat

What to Look for in Tonsillitis

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Sep 30, 2019 6:21:00 AM

You woke up this morning with a sore throat and a fever. It's difficult to swallow and the lymph nodes in your neck feel swollen. Is this tonsillitis? What caused it? Is there an effective treatment that can make you feel better fast or are you going to have to just wait out the sickness? How long does tonsillitis last?

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Topics: Ear, Nose, Throat

Swollen Lymph Nodes? Here are Your Treatment Options

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Aug 15, 2019 7:45:27 AM

Swollen lymph nodes are a painful symptom that can come from multiple causes. Generally, if you have swollen lymph nodes (known as lymphadenitis) they are a result of bacterial or viral infection. In many cases, they will return to normal when you get over the infection. However, in some cases they may become more of a problem. You should see a doctor if you have swollen lymph nodes that appear to have no cause, keep growing, have been swollen for two or more weeks, feel hard or rubbery, or are accompanied by persistent fever or unexplained weight loss. Lymph nodes in the neck can cause a problem as they can interfere with swallowing or breathing. Because of this, you may need to seek treatment immediately, which may involve draining the affected node or, more rarely, surgery. More rarely, certain cancers, such as thyroid cancer and throat cancer can cause lymph nodes to become swollen.

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Topics: Ear, Nose, Throat

Dysphagia: Understanding Swallowing Difficulties and Importance of Medical Care

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Aug 5, 2019 12:02:19 PM

Most of us swallow hundreds of times each day without much thought, relying on numerous mechanisms to move foods and liquids from our mouths to our digestive system. We often consider swallowing an automatic function. When the processes involved work in harmony, swallowing is effortless.  

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Topics: Ear, Nose, Throat

Breathing Easier After Treatment for Chronic Nasal Congestion

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Jul 31, 2019 11:41:00 AM

 Everyone has experienced occasional bouts of nasal congestion. The most common culprits are upper respiratory infections, allergies, and nasal passage irritants like cigarette smoke or car exhaust. Most often, nasal congestion is short-lived and easily remedied with antihistamines,  decongestants, or saline sprays. 

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How Your ENT Specialist Can Help with a Chronic Ear Infection

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Jul 17, 2019 11:34:59 AM

One of the most common childhood illnesses that every pediatrician and parent should recognize almost immediately is that of a ear infection. It is so common in fact that according to the National Institutes of Health, by the time they reach their 3'rd birthday, 5 out of 6 children will have experienced this very painful condition. Although it occurs mostly in childhood, it can actually affect adults as well. But what exactly causes an ear infection and when is it considered a chronic ear infection? 

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Topics: Ear, Nose, Throat

Managing the Pain of An Ear Infection

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Jun 4, 2019 8:40:34 AM

Ear infections are one of the most common causes of ear pain. While minor ear infections may resolve on their own, only your physician can determine the best course of treatment. Your doctor may want to prescribe an antibiotic to help clear the infection and reduce the risk of complications. If not effectively treated, ear infections can lead to permanent hearing loss, eardrum perforations, or spread to surrounding tissues. 

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Topics: Ear, Nose, Throat

What Is a Minimally Invasive Facelift and How Long Is the Recovery Time?

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on May 15, 2019 9:46:00 AM

Aging is a normal part of life that often results in changes to your physical appearance. However, getting older doesn't mean you're destined for a future with sagging skin, unwanted wrinkles, or a look of being tired all the time. If you're beginning to notice some subtle signs of aging in your face, there is a solution to help you regain a youthful appearance without looking like you've had anything done.

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Topics: Cosmetic Procedures

At C/V ENT Surgical Group we always use the most cutting edge techniques and the best medical equipment to diagnose and treat each and every one of our patients. Aesthetic and functional concerns as well as compassion are of utmost importance to our physicians and by the end of your experience you’ll see why we’re consistently rated the best ENT doctors in Los Angeles.

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