The ENT, or Ear, Nose, and Throat specialty is a very important and integral field of medicine. Once thought of as a more general field, it has grown to become highly focused and specialized, and integrated into Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery). Dr. Bane at Commonwealth ENT Associates has advanced knowledge and experience in diagnosing and treating ear, nose and throat conditions for children and adults in Woodbridge, VA.
When To See an ENT Doctor
Since otolaryngologists specialize in treating all conditions involving the ear, nose, and throat, many of our patients come to us because they’re experiencing symptoms such as:
- Ear infections
- Hearing loss
- Trouble breathing
- Difficulty smelling
- Pain or discomfort when swallowing
The list of conditions and symptoms we treat is long. This is partially due to the fact that problems in the ear, nose and throat can sometimes be underlying causes of other health conditions. Your primary physician or family doctor may refer you to us if you’re experiencing symptoms that could be attributed to an ENT disorder.
Treatment for hearing loss
Hearing loss is a common condition, and can be caused by several different factors including aging, loud noises, ear infections, and more. There are different types of hearing loss and ear conditions that you can suffer from. We are able to diagnose the type of hearing loss you’re experiencing, and provide treatment as well.
Some of the more common ear conditions our patients may come to us with are:
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Perforated ear drums
- Ear infections
- Fluid in their middle ear
If you are concerned about your hearing or have pain in your ear, do not hesitate to call us for treatment.
Sinusitis is another fairly common condition that we treat at Commonwealth ENT Associates in Woodbridge. Issues with your sinuses can make it difficult to breath comfortably, and even sleep. For patients who have chronic sinusitis, mucus can gather up towards the opening of the nose and start to generate bacteria.
We practice Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) to help clear up infected sinuses in a way that is minimally invasive, safe, and effective.
Dr. Bane and the entire team at Commonwealth ENT Associates have a passion for helping every patient get relief from their ear, nose, and throat conditions. We have been a top ENT/Otolaryngologists in Woodbridge VA for several years, and we look forward to helping you soon. Call our office in Woodbridge, VA at (703) 878-0777 to make an appointment today.