Ear, nose and throat care

HCA Houston Healthcare employs board-certified ear, nose and throat (ENT) physicians, also called otolaryngologists, who are specially trained in the surgical and medical management of ear, nose, throat, head and neck diseases and disorders.

Our ear, nose and throat teams at HCA Houston take a multidisciplinary approach when it comes to ENT care. Our board-certified otolaryngologists work closely with pediatric ENT specialists, head and neck surgeons, neuro specialists and plastic surgeons to provide you with the most comprehensive care possible.

Expert Houston ENT services and treatment

From allergies to infections, our physicians provide a variety of ear, nose and throat services at our various locations . We provide extensive diagnostic, reconstructive and therapeutic surgical services on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.

Affecting around 30 to 35 million Americans, sinusitis is one of the most common complaints among ENT patients. Sinusitis happens when the lining of your sinuses becomes inflamed. Your sinuses routinely drain through the small openings in the nose, but when there is a blockage, a buildup of mucus occurs, causing potentially infectious inflammation. There are two types of sinusitis—acute and chronic.

  • Acute sinusitis—happens suddenly and can be cured quickly with medication
  • Chronic sinusitis—occurs frequently or lasts more than three months

Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat patients with chronic sinusitis. The procedure restructures previously blocked nasal passage, which maintains the structural integrity of the sinus lining and restores normal sinus drainage and function. It is performed on an outpatient basis, so patients can resume their normal schedule in one day.

In addition, our ENT specialists provide treatment for the following ear, nose, throat, head and neck conditions.

Ears

  • Balance disorders
  • Birth disorders involving the inner and outer ear
  • Ear infections
  • Ear noise (tinnitus)
  • Facial and cranial nerve disorders
  • Hearing loss
  • Nerve pain
  • Swimmer’s ear

Nose

  • Allergies, including immunotherapy (allergy shots)
  • Breathing problems
  • Nasal cavity and sinus issues, including chronic sinusitis
  • Sense of smell problems
  • Stuffy nose and nose bleeding

Throat

  • Esophagus conditions
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD)
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Larynx problems
  • Snoring
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Voice disorders

Head and neck

  • Benign and malignant tumors of the neck, including thyroid and parathyroid
  • Facial deformities
  • Facial trauma
  • Infectious diseases
  • Neck cancer
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery