What Exactly Does an ENT Do?

If you have any issues in the ear, nose, throat, head, or neck, Dr. Leslie Berghash, Dr. John Lanza, and Dr. Matthew Ericksen at South Coast Ear, Nose & Throat – your ENT in Port St. Lucie, Okeechobee, and Fort Pierce FL – are here to help.

What Exactly Does an ENT Do?

An ENT – otherwise known as an ear, nose, and throat doctor or an otolaryngologist – is a specialist that treats issues of the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck. That is a simplified explanation, as the field can actually be quite complex.

Importance of the ENT Field

Your eyes, ears, and throat directly impact how you experience life. The music you enjoy, the food you love to eat, your ability to talk and sing, how well you sleep, and even your balance are all impacted. An ENT can help ensure that the impact is a good one so that you can enjoy a higher quality of life.

Conditions ENTs Treat

ENTs commonly treat issues like swimmer’s ear, sleep apnea, sinus headaches, and chronic ear infections. However, their skills apply to a large variety of issues, including those below.

  • Hearing loss 
  • Tonsillitis 
  • Chronic sore throat and stuffy nose
  • Lumps and enlarged lymph nodes in the neck 
  • Vertigo
  • Tinnitus or ringing in the ears 
  • Allergies 
  • GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease 
  • Vocal cord disorders 
  • Snoring 
  • Trouble swallowing 
  • Meniere’s disease 
  • Balance problems 
  • Cancer of the larynx

Some ENTs also receive training in facial plastic surgery to address trauma to the face or appearance changes due to birth defects, accidents, or medical conditions. This often includes issues such as hair loss, drooping eyelids, facial paralysis, deformities of the ear, cleft palates, and reconstruction after head or neck cancer. Some provide cosmetic facial surgery, as well.

In short, if you suffer from any issues in areas above the collarbone – except for the eyes and the brain – an ENT can help.

Improve the quality of your life with the help of an ENT in Port St. Lucie, Okeechobee, and Fort Pierce FL. Call today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Berghash, Dr. Lanza, or Dr. Ericksen at South Coast Ear, Nose & Throat today.  Call (772) 398-9911 for the office in Port St. Lucie, FL, (772) 464-6055 for the office in Fort Pierce, FL, and (863) 357-7791 for the office in Okeechobee, FL.