Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital offers the latest treatment options for a range of ear, nose and throat (ENT) conditions, including the following:
• Sinuses – When swelling, inflammation or polyps block the drainage system of the sinuses, the clogged area may be opened using innovative techniques such as surgical balloon dilation through the nasal cavity – similar to the technique used for blocked heart vessels.
• Allergies – To address inflammation in the ENT caused by food or environmental allergies, allergens are identified and controlled using precise medication management, such as nasal steroids and antihistamines.
• Obstructive sleep apnea – Depending on the severity, treatment options include continuous positive air pressure (CPAP), a device that sends air pressure through a nasal mask and opens the airway during sleep; a customized mouthpiece that minimizes snoring; or surgery to tighten or remove soft tissue and open the airway.
One Size Does Not Fit All
Although ENT disorders are among the most common medical conditions in the U.S., their causes and symptoms can vary greatly from patient to patient. That’s why it takes a trained otorhinolaryngologist – a physician specializing in ENT and related structures of the head and neck – to expertly diagnose and treat them.
For Houston-area residents, physicians affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast now offerENT services for a variety of conditions, ranging from vocal cord disorders to chronic ear infections. “We provide comprehensive ENT evaluations and advanced medical and surgical treatments, so patients no longer need to travel far for quality services,” says Michael C. Byrd, M.D., a board-certified otorhinolaryngologist affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast. He is also an assistant professor in the department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at UTHealth Medical School.
Teaming Up for Optimal Services
In collaboration with experienced specialists at UTHealth Medical School, specialists affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast customize ENT treatments to meet each patient’s individual needs. “Whether patients require primary care or cutting-edge surgical treatment, we are proud to offer excellent ENT services close to home,” says Dr. Byrd.
Are you suffering from an ENT condition? Schedule an appointment with an otorhinolaryngologist. Call 713.222.CARE (2273) for a physician referral or visit www.memorialhermann.org/southeast.