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Ear, nose and throat

Ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists provide care for many head and neck disorders, including allergies, sore throats, ear infections, hearing loss, sinusitis and certain cancers. Our ENTs offer an array of nonsurgical and, often, minimally invasive treatments.

Ear, nose and throat (ENT) care in Virginia

From hearing issues to a chronic sore throat or nasal congestion, we're here to provide care.

At HCA Virginia Health System, our team provides comprehensive care for ear, nose and throat issues. Using advanced technology, surgery and nonsurgical therapies, we help you heal.

Ear, nose and throat conditions we treat

Our ear, nose and throat doctors provide nonsurgical therapies as well as reconstructive and therapeutic surgical treatments on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. Conditions we treat include:

  • Allergies
  • Balance disorders
  • Birth disorders, inner and outer ear
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Ear infections
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Esophagus problems
  • Facial and cranial nerve disorders
  • Facial deformities
  • Facial trauma
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD)
  • Hearing loss
  • Infectious diseases
  • Larynx problems
  • Nasal cavity and sinus issues
  • Nerve pain
  • Non-emergent breathing problems
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Sense-of-smell problems
  • Snoring
  • Stuffy nose and nose bleeding
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Swimmer’s ear
  • Tumors of the neck
  • Voice disorders

Our treatments for ENT-related conditions

In addition to traditional ENT services, we also offer care for a number of related conditions.

ENT-related services

Specialized programs are available at our hospitals to offer additional help for issues stemming from an ENT condition.

Swallowing therapy

Our physical therapy and rehabilitation programs provide advanced therapies available if you are dealing with dysphasia — difficulty or discomfort swallowing. Traditional treatments for dysphasia include speech therapy, patient education, swallowing exercises and diet modifications.

Allergy and immunology care

Because allergies can often be related to ENT issues, our otolaryngologists collaborate with our allergy specialists and your primary care physician to ensure that you receive the best possible treatment and follow-up care.

What are allergies?

You've likely heard of allergies, maybe even complained about having them — but not all people truly know what allergies are. Allergies are your body’s chronic, abnormal reactions to what are ordinarily harmless substances in the environment. Many things, including mold, dust, pollen, pet dander, insect stings and some foods, can cause allergic reactions.

What is immunology?

Immunology is the area of medicine that deals with immune system disorders, including allergies, autoimmune diseases and immune deficiency. An allergist/immunologist is a physician with advanced training in the diagnosis, treatment and management of allergies and immune system disorders.

Common allergy symptoms

If you have an allergy, your immune system views the substance (allergen) as an invader. Your body responds with a hypersensitive, protective, chemical chain reaction that may produce symptoms such as:

  • Dark circles under your eyes
  • Itching in the nose, roof of the mouth, throat or eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Stuffy nose (congestion)
  • Tearing eyes

For some people, allergies can also trigger symptoms of asthma, a chronic condition that causes inflammation, or narrowing of the airways.

Advanced sleep apnea treatment

We offer a new breakthrough obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treatment option if you cannot use continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy.

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