Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic of Coffee County - What We Do
Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic of Coffee County has been serving Southeast Georgia with quality ears, nose, and throat services for more than a decade. You will find at Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic of Coffee County our patients are cared for with the latest treatments in our field. This includes surgical and medical treatment for infections, diseases, and disorders of the nose, ears, mouth, throat, face, larynx (voice box), sinuses, esophagus, thyroid, and salivary glands.
Otolaryngology (pronounced oh/toe/lair/in/goll/oh/jee) is the oldest medical specialty in the United States. Otolaryngologists are physicians trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), and related structures of the head and neck. They are commonly referred to as ENT physicians.
An allergy is a genetic condition that causes the body to respond to harmless substances in the environment as though they are harmful to the body. These substances are referred to as allergens. The body’s immune system recognizes the presence of allergens and starts a reaction to prevent their invasion. In most people this is not a problem. However, in some the immune system is overactive and identifies normally harmless particles as dangerous, producing an excessive reaction that actually causes inflammation. This inflammation is referred to as allergic rhinitis.
Hearing loss is one of the most common health problems in the United States. Unfortunately, more than 24 million Americans do not enjoy the full benefits of hearing in this world. Hearing difficulties are often unrecognized by the person involved. Children and teenagers seldom complain about the symptoms of hearing loss, and adults may lose their hearing so gradually that they do not realize it is happening.
- Our practice is dedicated to ear, nose and throat problems in children and adolescents. We specialize in disorders of the head and neck, especially those related to the ear, nose and throat.
- Skin Cancer
- Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than 500,000 new cases are reported each year-and the incidence is rising faster than any other type of cancer. While skin cancers can be found on any part of the body, about 80 percent appear on the face, head, or neck, where they can be disfiguring as well as dangerous.
- Thyroid disorders are very common ailments that are most common in middle-aged women, but can affect men or women and children or adults. Thyroid problems manifest as disorders caused by overactive (hyperthyroidism) or underactive (hypothyroidism) thyroid function, autoimmune conditions (Graves’ disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis) caused by the immune system inappropriately attacking an otherwise normal gland, growths or nodules of thyroid which can grow to the point where they cause compression of other nearby structures, such as the windpipe or esophagus, or malignant tumors. Most malignant thyroid tumors have a very good prognosis after they are appropriately treated.