Our otolaryngologists specialize in delivering integrated and personalized care. Melding patient convenience with the best in otolaryngology technology and treatments, we offer services for patients who require the full spectrum of throat and neck treatments.
The following signs and symptoms can be a cause for concern, which is why it is important to see your otolaryngologist so that a proper diagnosis can be obtained. At ENT Partners of Texas we provide the most up to date treatment options.
The symptoms can include:
- Swollen lymph nodes, which may or may not be painful.
- A persistent sore throat.
- A red or white patch or a lesion inside the mouth that does not heal.
- Difficulty chewing or swallowing, with or without pain.
- Numbness or weakness in an area of the head or neck.
At ENT Partners of Texas we provide treatment for voice and swallowing difficulties, vocal cord issues, throat cancers, hoarseness, vocal cord weakness, paralysis or lesions.
Our outcomes make us the center of choice for the Dallas community. We are focused on patient and family experiences as well as showcasing our patient outcomes. We offer more than 25 years of experience with vocal and swallowing conditions.
Your voice serves as your vocal signature. In many social situations, it defines the interactions with the people around us. When our voice fails to work for us, it can result in unintended social isolation and poor performance. Studies have shown that up to 30% of Americans suffer from a voice problem at some point in their lives. Up to 28 million Americans are affected daily in their work activities. It is for this reason that voice problems should not be ignored, especially those that persist for greater than two weeks.
The first step in managing a voice problem is a formal evaluation by an otolaryngologist (ENT). The evaluation consists of a routine head and neck exam and a special exam of the vocal cords. This exam can help identify very subtle changes in the vocal cords that may adversely impact a patient’s voice.
Voice and swallowing problems vary widely in their cause. At times, it may be related to a compensatory behavior to changes following a cold or the effect of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR or silent reflux). These reasons can often be treated with medicine or voice therapy. More insidious causes are nodules, polyps, or even certain laryngeal cancers, that may require surgery.