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What Can an ENT Doctor See with a Scope?

An otolaryngologist, also known as an ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor, is trained to help people who suffer from hearing loss, sinusitis pain, throat/vocal difficulties and other disorders that affect the head and neck. In order to diagnose certain types of problems such as sinus pain or nasal problems, it is necessary for an ENT to look inside the nasal or throat passages to identify obstructions, inflammation, etc.

Nasal Endoscopy in Phoenix

Our doctors at Biltmore ENT uses an endoscope to identify conditions like polyps, infection, tumors, fluid leaks, etc., that may be interfering with healthy nasal and sinus passage function. An endoscope is a thin, maneuverable tube with a tiny camera and light attached to the end. The endoscope can be inserted into your nose and directed along your nasal and sinus passages to see what is happening inside. The information gathered can shed light on what is causing symptoms such as nosebleeds, loss of smell, excess fluids, facial pain, etc.

To make an endoscopy more comfortable, your nose is typically numbed so the tube can be easily inserted into one or both nostrils.

Laryngoscopy in Phoenix

If you are having issues with your throat or voice box (larynx), a procedure called a laryngoscopy may be necessary to identify underlying reasons for a persistent cough, throat pain, swallowing difficulties, hoarseness, etc. Prior to the procedure, you may be asked to drink a safe barium liquid so your throat can be seen more clearly. When you are ready, a small flexible telescope is inserted into your nose or mouth and down into your throat to identify blockages or growths.

Mild anesthesia may be necessary for a laryngoscopy.

If you are experiencing discomforts in your face, nose, ears or throat, you owe it to yourself to search for relief. We offer amazing treatments for throat discomforts and sinus pain in Phoenix. Contact Biltmore ENT by calling (602) 932-6149.