Have you wondered what an ENT specialist does? In their YouTube video, “When Should You See an ENT Specialist?” Ogden Regional Medical Center gives insight into the role of these physicians. The narrator, Dr. Nadim Bikhazi, explains that patients typically visit ear nose throat doctors after their primary doctor has been unsuccessful with problems regarding their ears, nose, or throat.
Minimally Invasive Procedures
Dr. Bikhazi continued his explanation by revealing that many procedures they do are minimally invasive surgery.
Some of their most frequent clients are children with ear infections. While those clients can sometimes be helped by medication, they may need surgically inserted tubes.
Other conditions referred to ENTs include sinus infections. Sinus cavities inside the head connect your ears, nose, and throat. When you have a sinus infection, those conditions can spread and become complicated. Clients who have chronic tonsillitis can also be helped by ENTs – either by surgery or other interventions.
Help for Sleep Apnea
Some people may not know that ENTs are often part of the medical team that works with clients who have sleep apnea. Sometimes, sleep apnea can be caused by a blockage, which can be corrected through surgery. Another solution the ENT may prescribe is a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) device. These masks are worn at night to enable clients to breathe better despite their sleep apnea.