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How Long Does It Take to Recover from Thyroid Surgery?

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Mar 19, 2021 3:39:00 PM

It takes about 6-12 weeks* to fully recover from thyroid surgery, however depending on the extent of surgery type and your health condition, most patients in our hands are ready to resume normal activities in 1 to 2 weeks.

With more than 20 million Americans suffering from some form of thyroid disease, thyroid surgeries are common. The key to a successful procedure and quick recovery is finding an experienced thyroid surgeon and following your doctor's recommendations closely.

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Topics: Ear, Nose, Throat, Thyroid Surgery

Can Sinusitis Cause Tonsillitis?

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Jan 29, 2021 8:08:15 AM

If you have been diagnosed with sinusitis you might be worried about it leading to bigger problems, such as tonsillitis. The truth is your tonsils and sinuses are connected and you could end up with problems with one if you have problems with the other. It's important to understand the connection between the two and how you can go about treating any infections in either your tonsils or your sinuses.

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Topics: Ear, Nose, Throat, Sinus

Tonsillitis vs. Sinus Infection

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Jan 28, 2021 4:57:56 PM

It is the time of year when you wake up feeling congested and even feel as though your throat may be sore, and you see signs of an infection within your body. It can be hard to determine if you have a cold, sinus infection or if your symptoms are actually a sign of tonsillitis with infections developing. It is important to know the difference between them to be treated appropriately with C/V ENT Group moving forward.

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Topics: Ear, Nose, Throat, Sinus

The Root Cause of Acid Reflux

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Nov 24, 2020 8:41:15 AM

Across the United States, millions of people suffer from gastroesophageal (acid) reflux disease (GERD). However, there are not always indications as to the cause of the flare-ups that occur in GERD patients. Read on to find out more about GERD, its causes, and what to do.

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Topics: Ear, Nose, Throat

How to Choose the Best Ears, Throat and Neck Specialist

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Sep 28, 2020 12:52:09 PM

One of the most common medical referrals is for patients to visit an Ears, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Specialist for long-term issues and disorders that appear in these areas of the body. In many cases, there are several ENT Specialist options from which to choose. Making this decision can be overwhelming, especially if you do not have experience with an ENT Specialist. When you make this decision for your loved ones, it is just as important. If your regular physician or pediatrician refers you to an ENT Specialist, there are some things to consider first.

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Topics: Ear, Nose, Throat

What You Need to Know About Salivary Gland Masses

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Aug 3, 2020 12:00:09 PM

About Your Salivary Glands

You have hundreds of salivary glands whose job it is to produce saliva which drains from ducts and moistens the inside of the mouth, helps protect against tooth decay, and helps you digest food. The three major salivary glands are:

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Topics: Ear, Nose, Throat

What Do Enlarged Lymph Nodes in the Neck Mean?

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Jul 30, 2020 10:29:19 AM

What are Lymph Nodes?

The lymphatic system is a network of tissues/glands, organs, and channels throughout the body. This system transports lymph, a clear fluid containing lymphocytes, white blood cells that are one of the body’s main types of immune cells that help your body fight infection and illness. There are hundreds of lymph nodes in the body, many of which are in the neck, whose function is to filter the lymph. The lymph nodes stop bacteria, viruses, and diseased cells from passing the nodes and continuing throughout the body via the lymph vessels.

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Topics: Ear, Nose, Throat

What Does a Mass in the Neck Mean?

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Jun 30, 2020 11:52:16 AM

If you experience a mass, a lump, or swelling in your neck, there may be a number of different causes. The neck is a complex part of your body that includes many muscles, tissues, and organs. A mass in the neck may be caused by problems in the:

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Topics: Ear, Nose, Throat

What to Expect During an Evaluation of a Neck Mass

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Jun 30, 2020 11:42:26 AM

A mass in the neck can represent a variety of causes and developing one can be scary. It is important to seek medical care to help reach a diagnosis.

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Topics: Ear, Nose, Throat

What Makes You Lose Your Voice?

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Feb 12, 2020 12:37:00 PM

Did you know that your voice is entirely unique to you, just like a fingerprint? Not only are the shape and size of each individual’s vocal cords different, but the vocal tract and the size and shape of the rest of your body, the position of your tongue, your bone structure, and your habits in how you form sounds are all individual factors that combine to produce your perfectly unique voice. Because the production of the human voice is such an intricate process, there are a number of things that can lead to losing your voice. 

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Topics: Ear, Nose, Throat

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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