Dallas Eye & Ear Provides Otolaryngology Care and Head & Neck Surgery
What is an Otolaryngologist anyway?
An Otolaryngologist is a physician trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, sinuses, mouth, throat, as well as structures of the head, neck and face. They are usually known as “ENT specialists,” which stands for Ear, Nose, Throat. Otolaryngologists are trained in both medicine and surgery, completing up to 15 years of college and post-graduate training before they become board certified and begin to practice.
Why is This Important to ME?
There are many disorders responsible for ENT symptoms, and a board-certified otolaryngology specializes in diagnosing these disorders, identifying their source, and providing the best treatment options. Here are some specific issues treated at Dallas Eye & Ear.
Disorders of the Sinuses
Dr. John Gilmore specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions that contribute to chronic sinusitis. One of the most successful treatments is balloon sinuplasty which can be performed in the office and has a quick recovery time.
Disorders of the Ear
Dizziness is a general term that represents sensations of light-headedness and/or loss of balance.
Vertigo is a specific form of dizziness involving a feeling of motion (such as a spinning sensation or sensation of falling) when there is no motion.
Tinnitus means the patient hears a noise, such as ringing, roaring or buzzing when there is no external source for the sound.
Hearing Loss is different for every individual and so is the ability to process sounds. If you suspect you are suffering with a hearing loss, schedule an evaluation with our board-certified audiologist, Dr. Jennifer Horak. She can conduct very specific and sensitive tests to diagnose loss of hearing as well as specific diseases of the auditory and balance systems.
Disorders of the Facial Nerve
The most common cause of facial weakness which comes on suddenly is known as “Bell’s Palsy.” Bell’s Palsy is an inability to move the facial muscles on one side, rarely on both sides, and can be accompanied by twitching, dryness of the eyes and mouth, loss of taste sensation, pain around the ear and heightened sensitivity to sound.