A barium swallow study depicting results for a person with dysphagia.
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Swallowing difficulties impact afflicted patients on a daily basis and can decrease their overall quality of life. Learn more about diagnosis of dysphagia, treatment methods, and the possible psychological causes, such as stress.

Taylor Spurgeon-Hess • Jun 21, 2022 • 31 hits

A diagram illustrating the path of food for a man with dysphagia.
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Otolaryngologists can help to increase the quality of life for patients with dysphagia by referring to speech language pathologists (SLP) specializing in swallowing difficulties. Learn more about ENT referral best practices, the role of SLPs in treating dysphagia and the process through which SLPs conduct a workup.

Taylor Spurgeon-Hess • Jun 21, 2022 • 32 hits

A women undergoing in-office sinus surgery
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In-office sinus surgery is becoming more popular amongst ENTs. Learn more about nasal obstruction surgeries that can be performed in office, the unique patient selection process for in office sinus surgery, and the equipment requirements for performing sinus surgery in a new clinic.

Taylor Spurgeon-Hess • May 12, 2022 • 116 hits

An illustration depicting the placement of a hypoglossal nerve stimulator.
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After hypoglossal nerve stimulator (HNS) surgery, patients can expect to work with their otolaryngologist as well as a sleep pulmonologist in order to maximize the device’s efficacy. Learn more about postoperative care, device settings, and the side effects that may occur after HNS surgery.

Taylor Spurgeon-Hess • Apr 26, 2022 • 62 hits

The backtable setup for a hypoglossal nerve stimulator surgery.
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Hypoglossal nerve stimulator surgery offers obstructive sleep apnea patients an alternative treatment if a CPAP machine is ineffective. Learn more about patient candidacy, procedure technique, and limitations of current hypoglossal nerve stimulator devices.

Taylor Spurgeon-Hess • Apr 12, 2022 • 49 hits

An MRI scan used to determine candidacy for treatment with biologics for chronic rhinosinusitis.
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With recent approval of additional biologics for chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps, the popularity of this treatment continues to rise. Learn more about how biologics work, which patients may be eligible, and what conversations follow after deciding to pursue treatment with biologics.

Taylor Spurgeon-Hess • Feb 27, 2022 • 38 hits

A physician counsels his patient on her Cognivue test results
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With increased research pointing to a link between cognitive dysfunction and hearing loss, some ENT offices are implementing cognitive testing, such as Cognivue, as a normal part of their care routine. Learn more about how your colleagues are navigating cognitive decline in patients with hearing loss.

Taylor Spurgeon-Hess • Feb 1, 2022 • 41 hits

Man receiving a eustachian tube dysfunction test
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To properly diagnose and treat eustachian tube issues, physicians utilize a variety of tools and techniques throughout eustachian tube dysfunction testing. Learn more about the role of patient history, physical, tympanogram, audiogram, and endoscopy in dealing with eustachian tube disorders.

Taylor Spurgeon-Hess • Jan 13, 2022 • 202 hits

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