Otolaryngology (neck and head surgery) is a medical specialty that focuses on problems dealing with the ear, nose, and throat. At Commonwealth ENT Associates, we have the skills and expertise to diagnose and treat ear, nose, and throat related conditions in both adults and children near Lorton VA
When To See an ENT Doctor
Our otolaryngologists treat a wide range of medical conditions in the head and neck. Although otolaryngology is a specialized field, it includes the treatment of many of the illnesses you may have experienced at some point in your ear, nose and throat. Some of the more common symptoms and conditions we treat include:
- Loss of hearing
- Ear infections
- Issues with smelling
- SInusitis and other sinus conditions
- Pain when swallowing
- Pain in the ear, nose, or throat
This is by no means an exclusive list of the symptoms and conditions we treat. Even medical problems you may be experiencing elsewhere on your body may be related to an ENT condition. We receive referrals from primary and family doctors for patients who are experiencing symptoms of a problem in the ear, nose, and throat that needs the specialized care that an otolaryngologist can provide.
Below are examples of conditions we treat at Commonwealth ENT and Associates.
Hearing loss treatment
Loss of hearing, or impaired hearing is very common. There are a variety of causes of hearing loss such as being exposed to extremely loud noises, trauma, ear infections, and the natural aging process. Just as there are several causes of hearing impairment, there are also a variety of ear conditions outside of just losing your hearing. Examples include:
- Ringing in your ears (Tinnitus)
- Perforated ear drums
- Middle ear fluid
- Ear infections
These are all conditions that we treat at Commonwealth ENT Associates. If you’re experiencing issues with your hearing, have pain in your ear, or are concerned about your child’s hearing, we are here to help you.
Issues with the sinuses such as sinusitis are common, but they can be serious and should be addressed. Not only do they make it hard to complete regular bodily functions such as breathing and sleeping, but they can also lead to serious infections as mucus builds up and forms harmful bacteria.
We are able to treat sinusitis and other related conditions with certain medical therapies and Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS). Our goal is to clear any infections, restore your sinuses, and allow you to live comfortably again.
Dr. Bane and our entire office at Commonwealth ENT Associates is very passionate about treating patients for their ear, nose, and throat conditions. As a top ENT/Otolaryngologist office near Lorton VA, we look forward to providing you with the best care possible. Call our office to make an appointment today.