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Frankfort Regional Medical Center
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Ear, Nose, and Throat Services

Otolaryngologists, or Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) physicians, are physicians trained in the medical and surgical management of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose and throat, as well as the head and neck.

Otolaryngologists at Frankfort Regional Medical Center treat and manage the full spectrum of ear, nose and throat conditions. The specialists offer the latest medical and surgical methods to treat all problems affecting the ears, nose and throat in adults and children. We provide extensive diagnostic evaluation of every patient’s condition or disorder and employ innovative treatment approaches that minimize complications or side effects.

Ear, nose, and throat problems can often be controlled through medical and allergy management. Surgical treatment through modern techniques is available including image-guided sinus surgery.

Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialists, or otolaryngologists, are physicians trained in the medical and surgical management of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose and throat, as well as the head and neck.

Laryngoscopy is an examination that lets your doctor look at the back of your throat, your voice box (larynx) , and vocal cords with a scope (laryngoscope). There are two types of laryngoscopy, and each uses different equipment.

A need for sinus surgery is based on multiple factors. A thorough history is taken to find out how many sinus infections the patient has had over a period of time. Usually a patient that ends up requiring sinus surgery has had multiple, chronic recurring sinus infections.

It is estimated that 20-25% of people in the United States have some type of allergic disease. Allergies are caused by something that is inhaled or ingested. Seasonal allergies seem to be more of the inhalant type of allergy – something that is brought in through the nose from a tree pollen or grass pollen.

Having your tonsils removed will generally help reduce throat infections. However, it doesn’t mean you’ll never have a sore throat, or that you won’t get strep throat. There are other types of tissue in the back of the throat that can harbor infection, bacteria and viruses.