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Head, Neck and ENT Services

Physicians at New York Methodist offers services to treat a wide range of conditions affecting the ears, nose, and throat systems including:

Our physicians use the latest equipment and procedures to treat people living with ENT disorders. Some of our equipment includes:

  • Transnasal esophagoscopy – this device allows the doctor to look at the esophagus and perform biopsies by passing an ultrathin scope through the nose without having to give general anesthesia to the patient. This makes the procedures and recovery time shorter than with traditional methods for examining the esophagus.
  • Stroboscopic laryngoscopy – This examination is a specialized viewing of vocal fold vibration. Laryngeal stroboscopy involves controlled high-speed flashes of light timed to the frequency of the patient's voice. Images acquired during these flashes provide a slow motion-like view of vocal fold vibration during sound production.
  • Balloon sinuplasty – This is available for the treatment of sinusitis. In this procedure, the doctor threads a guide wire catheter into the nostrils and up into the blockage. The catheter is equipped with a tiny balloon, which is inflated to about a quarter of an inch once inside the passage. The balloon is inflated just enough to open the passageway. Once the passageway is open, the balloon is deflated and withdrawn. There are no incisions or cutting and therefore no bruising or swelling.
  • Other – We have equipment for swallowing evaluations and a microscope for detailed evaluations of the ear. The practice also has specialized equipment for surgery of the esophagus, larynx and sinus.

Surgery for Head and Neck Disorders --- 718.246.8610

Surgeons at New York Methodist provide expert clinical care for all aspects of head and neck disorders, including disorders of the ear, nose, sinuses, pharynx, larynx, oral cavity, neck, thyroid, salivary glands, bronchial tubes, and esophagus, as well as cosmetic surgery of the face and neck. These surgeons conduct arthroscopic examination of the nasal cavity and throat, and also have expertise in treating a wide variety of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck, including those of the salivary glands, thyroid, tongue, lips, throat and skin cancer.

Neurosurgeons at NYM also see patients and teach at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center where they’re pioneering a new minimally invasive, stereotactic technique for skull base surgery. This technique improves conventional skull base surgical procedures by simultaneously maximizing the removal of tumors and inflammatory lesions while minimizing surgical risks and adverse effects.

For more information, call 718.246.8610.

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