Adult ENT Specialist

Advanced ENT & Allergy

Otolaryngology (ENT) & Otolaryngic Allergist located in Newport News, VA

If allergies affect your quality of life or your partner regularly complains about your snoring, consider meeting with an adult ENT. An ear, nose, and throat specialist can identify the cause of your symptoms and make recommendations for treatment. At Advanced ENT & Allergy, ENT specialists Timothy Queen, MD, Nancy Gibson, FNP-BC, Kristi Pham, MSN, FNP-BC, and the team provide a complete suite of ENT services to adults. To make an appointment, call the office in Newport News, Virginia, or click the online booking feature today.

Adult ENT Q&A

What is an adult ENT?

An adult ENT, or otolaryngologist, is a doctor who diagnoses and treats conditions affecting the ears, nose, and throat. In addition to being medical doctors, adult ENTs are surgeons. As a result, they’re capable of addressing complex issues, including tumors, obstructions, and trauma.

If you regularly experience symptoms that affect your ability to hear, speak, or swallow, make an appointment at Advanced ENT & Allergy today.

What conditions does an adult ENT treat?

At Advanced ENT & Allergy, the adult ENTs treat various conditions, including:

  • Chronic ear infections
  • Ear pain
  • Hearing loss
  • Tinnitus
  • Middle ear fluid
  • Allergies
  • Rhinitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Nasal polyps
  • Deviated septum
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Laryngitis
  • Asthma
  • Tonsillitis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Snoring
  • Laryngitis

The adult ENTs at Advanced ENT & Allergy also diagnose and treat thyroid conditions, adenoid tumors, and head and neck tumors.

When should I visit an adult ENT?

Make an appointment to see an adult ENT at Advanced ENT & Allergy if you experience:

  • Frequent ear infections
  • Changes in hearing
  • A noticeable bump in your neck or face that gets larger
  • Conditions that affect your ability to sleep
  • Repeated episodes of dizziness or vertigo

It’s also a good idea to visit an adult ENT if you regularly experience sinus infections or strep throat.

What happens during an adult ENT appointment?

At Advanced ENT & Allergy, an adult ENT appointment begins with a review of your medical records and a discussion of your symptoms, including when they first started, if they’re worse during certain activities, and if they respond to over-the-counter medication.

Next, your provider conducts a comprehensive ear, nose, and throat exam. They check your ears, nose, and throat and order laboratory testing, like blood work. If these steps don’t provide enough information to make a diagnosis, your provider might also order a CT scan or an MRI to pinpoint issues invisible to the eye, like blocked or inflamed sinuses.

How are ear, nose, and throat issues treated?

Treatment of ear, nose, and throat issues depends on various factors, including your age, the severity of your symptoms, and their effect on your daily life. Whenever possible, the Advanced ENT & Allergy team recommends conservative treatments like healthy lifestyle changes, prescription medication, and trigger avoidance.

If your symptoms don’t respond to these treatments, nasal or sinus surgery might be necessary. The team regularly performs several nasal and sinus surgery types onsite and at the hospital.

To request a consultation with an adult ENT, make an appointment at Advanced ENT & Allergy by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature today.