ENT Carolina providers have extensive experience evaluating and treating a variety of disorders affecting the throat and neck.
Through careful examination and advanced in office testing, we are able to visualize hard to reach areas and provide the most accurate diagnosis.
Our ENT specialists work hard to make the diagnosis and treatment planning process a positive and effective experience for each patient.
Most sore throats (otherwise known as pharyngitis) are viral and resolve with supportive care. However, strep throat is a bacterial infection and may require antibiotic therapy.
If your sore throat does not improve within 7 to 10 days, you shoud be evaluated by your ENT doctor to rule out a serious medical condition.
Disorders of the salivary glands can include chronic infection, stones and autoimmune diseases.
A lump in the salivary gland, while frequently benign, should be addressed with a head and neck examination to determine if further testing and treatment is required.
Swallowing problems or voice disorders are experienced by a large percentage of the population. These problems can appear in people of all ages.
Conditions such as acid reflux, infection, growths in the throat and effects of smoking and aging are common causes.
A thorough head and neck examination, including a flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy performed in the office, is the initial step in evaluating voice disorders.
Learn more about Voice & Swallowing disorders.
A lump in the neck may be benign or malignant. Congenital cysts, which are also usually benign, can occur on the head or neck and may not manifest until adulthood. Through careful examination and advanced in office testing, we make the diagnosis and treatment plannig process a positive and effective experience for patients.
The thyroid gland makes hormones that regulate your body's metabolism.The gland is located in front of your neck, below your voice box (or Adam's apple).
Lumps in the thyroid gland require a thorough head and neck examination. In some cases, additional testing may be required to ensure an accurate diagnosis, such as blood tests, ultrasound or CT scans.