Augusta Health Otolaryngology (ENT)
How we experience of the world depends on our senses functioning properly. Conditions that affect the ear, nose, and throat range from minor or severe. They all affect vital senses and our ability to enjoy life to its fullest.
The otolaryngology practice at Augusta Health—also known as Ear, Nose, and Throat, or ENT—is equipped to identify and treat an impressive range of diseases and disorders, improving the quality of patients' lives. The most common conditions seen in otolaryngology include sinusitis, hearing loss, tinnitus, balance disorders, polyps, nasal and ear obstructions, voice and swallowing disorders, and both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors.
Ear, nose, and throat physicians Dr. Michael Plautz and Dr. William D. Davidson specialize in endoscopic sinus surgery with computerized navigation, a procedure used to treat chronic sinusitis. The convenient location of our otolaryngology clinic on the Augusta Health campus allows for sinus surgery and an array of other tests and treatments to be performed on site.
Our otolaryngology specialist is educated and trained to treat patients with a wide range of conditions, including:
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and hearing loss
- Vertigo and balance disorders
- Ear drum perforation
- Disorders of the Hearing Bones
- Congenital Deformities
- Cysts and tumors, nasal polyps, and vocal nodules
- Skin cancer
- Abnormal ear wax
- Swimmer's ear
- Nasal allergies
- Recurrent sinus infections and sore throats
- Nasal obstruction
- Swallowing problems
- Sleep apnea
Common Tests and Procedures
The Augusta Health Otolaryngology practice provides a full complement of procedures and treatments to assess and treat ear, nose, and throat conditions. Tests provided by otolaryngology require a referral from a primary care physician.
- Endoscopic sinus surgery with computerized navigation
- Ear tubes
- Reconstructive nasal surgery
- Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
- Flexible naso-pharyngoscopy to evaluate throat cancer
- Uvulopalato pharyngoplasty to treat upper airway obstruction
- Removal of thyroid and parathyroid tumors