Common ENT Surgical Procedures

The following information is about several common surgical procedures that are performed by ENT specialists.

Adenoidectomy  |  
Removal of adenoid tissue to reduce blockage of the Eustachian tube and help prevent ear infections

Balloon Sinuplasty  |  The newest technique for minimally invasive treatment of sinus problems. Can be performed in the office as well as in the operative setting of endoscopic sinus surgery

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery  |  
Surgery performed in the sinus areas using an endoscope

Fiberoptic Larynygoscopy  |  
Examination of laryngeal area with flexible examining light

Laryngeal Surgery and Microlaryngoscopy
  |  Surgery on the voice box or the throat

Myringotomy  |  
Incision of tympanic membrane (eardrum) to allow drainage and relieve pressure; tubes are often place into the eardrum the same time

Nasal Cautery
  |  Procedure used to stop bleeding from the nose

Nasal Endoscopy  |  
Procedure used to view into the nasal cavity to detect problems or abnormalities

Parathyroid Surgery  |  Removal of one or more parathyroid glands

  |  Plastic surgery of the nose to correct cosmetic or functional problems

Salivary Gland Surgery
  |  Surgery to remove stones, tumors, or chronic infections of the different salivary glands of the neck

Skin Cancer Surgery  |  
Removal of malignant growths of the skin and repair of the defect

Septoplasty, Nasal
  |  Surgically straightening a deviated septum to improve airflow and breathing

Snoring and Somnoplasty  |  Various procedures are available to treat snoring and excess vibration of the soft palate

Stapedectomy  |  
The surgical removal of stapes bone and replacement with a prosthetic device

Thyroid Surgery
  |  The thyroid is a gland in your neck that controls metabolism. Some thyroid conditions require a part or the whole gland to be removed

  |  Surgically removing tonsils to prevent further infection or obstruction

Tympanoplasty  |  
Repair of the tympanic membrane (eardrum)

Uvulopalatoplasty  |  One of several procedures available to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea, particularly when the source of the collapse occurs at the palate