Otolaryngology (ENT)

Floyd Valley Healthcare provides ENT otolaryngology services in Le Mars, IA. Contact our otolaryngology doctor today to schedule an appointment.

Leading Otolaryngology Associates

When it comes to matters of the ear, nose, and throat, otolaryngology (ENT) is the branch of medicine that covers these concerns. At Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars, IA, visiting specialists provide a range of otolaryngology services performed for prompt and efficient diagnosis and treatment of your ear, nose, and throat concerns.

What Is Otolaryngology?

Otolaryngology, often referred to as ENT, is a medicine discipline that focuses on health conditions that impact the ears, nose and throat. An otolaryngology doctor specializes in detecting and diagnosing illnesses that impact the head and neck areas. Otolaryngology focuses on assessing these interconnected systems that play a vital role in our sensory perception, breathing, and more. 

Your ENT Partners 

Floyd Valley Healthcare’s otolaryngology visiting specialists are dedicated to the highest level of quality care for patients with ENT concerns. From minor issues to complex medical conditions, we are here to provide prompt diagnosis and tailored treatment that gets you on track to healing and comfort. With a wealth of otolaryngology services, we’re your partners in ENT wellness. 

Common Ear, Nose, and Throat Conditions

Otolaryngology covers a range of ear, nose, and throat conditions. These conditions span from acute to chronic illnesses and include the following:

  • Hearing loss 
  • Ear infections 
  • Tinnitus 
  • Sinusitis 
  • Nasal obstructions 
  • Allergies 
  • Swallowing disorders 
  • Gastroesophageal reflux 
  • Balance
  • Voice conditions 
  • And more 

Diagnostic Otolaryngology Procedures

Precise diagnosis of otolaryngology concerns is the cornerstone of effective ENT treatment. As such, our otolaryngology associates provide an array of diagnostic procedures to get our patients on track to a seamless treatment plan. Our diagnostic procedures include: 

  • Endoscopies 
  • Audiometry 
  • Advanced imaging (CT scans and MRIs) 
  • Allergy testing 

Treatment and Surgical Options 

Our otolaryngology associates specialize in various treatment and surgical options for patients struggling with conditions that compromise the ears, nose, and throat. Depending on the diagnosis and nature of the condition, treatment may include: 

  • Management medications 
  • Hearing aids 
  • Voice therapy (in conjunction with Floyd Valley Therapies) 
  • Surgical intervention 

Adult Otolaryngology Services 

Otolaryngology services are often used for children. However, they can also be used to diagnose and treat various illnesses that affect adults of all ages. Common conditions seen in adult patients include sleep apnea, sinusitis, hearing loss, and more. Fortunately, our otolaryngology associates are well-versed in various adult-centered otolaryngology treatments. 

Hearing Health and Hearing Aids 

Hearing is a vital component of our quality of life. Our visting audiologist offer diagnostic procedures and treatment plans that address hearing loss due to age, infection or ear trauma. Based on comprehensive testing protocols, our experts help patients explore treatments such as hearing aids and more. 

Allergies and Sinus Issues 

Allergies and sinus conditions can hinder your day-to-day life. Floyd Valley Healthcare is committed to prompt and accurate detection and diagnosis of various allergy conditions, nasal cavity problems, and sinus concerns. From smell disorders to seasonal allergies, polyps, and nasal obstructions, we’re here to help you achieve relief.  

Voice and Swallowing Disorders 

ENT exam in Iowa

When voice or swallowing becomes compromised by health disorders, Floyd Valley Healthcare is here to help. Our otolaryngology doctors are well-versed in diagnosing and managing various larynx conditions that compromise the voice box, esophagus and aero-digestive tract. In addition, visiting ENT specialists work closely with Floyd Valley Therapies to coordinate care. 

Balance and Dizziness 

Balance and dizziness are often triggered by health complications that impact the connective system, including the ears, nose, and throat. We can help you better understand the inner ear condition promoting these unfavorable symptoms using specialized otolaryngology testing. We then plan for suitable treatments, including medication, physical therapy, vestibular therapy or surgical intervention.

Speak With our Otolaryngology Specialists Today

Floyd Valley Healthcare is here to accommodate you if you are navigating health complications that impact the ear, nose, or throat. Rely on our otolaryngology associates for prompt and effective diagnosis and comprehensive treatment that helps you achieve comfort and wellness.

Contact our otolaryngology department to learn more today.

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