ENT Surgery at Archbold

ENT surgery can help repair injuries or malformations that occur in an adult or pediatric patient's head or neck area. At Archbold, these types of surgeries are performed by a board-certified otolaryngologist who specializes in treating disorders and diseases of the ears, nose, throat, and other structures of the head and neck. Depending on the type of procedure and the needs of the patient, procedures may be performed in the doctor's office or at Archbold Memorial Hospital.

ENT Surgical Procedures at Archbold

Some of the most common ENT surgical procedures performed at Archbold include:

Ear Procedures

  • Tympanostomy (or ear tubes)
  • Myringoplasty: repair of a small perforation of the eardrum)
  • Tympanoplasty: reconstruction of the eardrum
  • Tympanoplasty with Ossicular Reconstruction: eardrum reconstruction and surgical implant for hearing loss
  • Tympanomastoidectomy: reconstruction of the eardrum and opening of the mastoid bone to resolve a chronic infection
  • Tympanomastoidectomy with Ossicular Reconstruction: reconstruction of the eardrum and the small bones of the middle ear

Larynx Procedures

  • Laryngoscopy with biopsy: biopsy or removal of abnormalities of the throat eg polyps, small cancers
  • Microlaryngoscopy with biopsy: (insertion of an endoscope through the mouth and into the throat to remove a small piece of tissue for diagnosis of an abnormal lesion or mass causing hoarseness)

  • Esophagoscopy: examination and biopsy of the esophagus

  • Laryngoplasty: placement of an implant to relieve hoarseness from weak or paralyzed vocal cords

Nasal and Sinus Procedures

  • Balloon Sinuplasty: an innovative procedure that does not require incisions and is used as a treatment for chronic sinusitis
  • Septoplasty: repairing or straightening of a deviated septum
  • Septoplasty with turbinate reduction: repairing or straightening of a deviated septum and reducing enlarged turbinates
  • Nasal valve reconstruction: repositioning of the cartilage on the side of the nose to improve nasal breathing
  • Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: a minimally-invasive procedure that allows us to remove diseased tissue from the sinus opening or within the sinuses. It re-establishes normal sinus drainage pathways and greatly improves function, thus decreasing pain and pressure. This surgery may be simple or complex depending on the volume of abnormal tissue that has to be removed in the case of polyps or cancer.
  • Image guidance surgery with the Trudi system: used for sinus surgery procedures to increase precision and decrease surgery time
  • Nasal fracture reduction (closed): surgical repair of displaced bones in the nasal cavity performed a few weeks after the injury
  • Nasal fracture reduction (open): surgical repair of displaced bones in the nasal cavity performed one to three weeks after the injury
  • Repair of fractured facial bones- orbit, frontal, and maxillary: after facial trauma from accidents, falls or altercations.

Neck Procedures

  • Salivary gland resections: sublingual, submandibular, parotid
  • Thyroidectomy: for suspicious nodules, large compressive goiters and thyroid cancers
  • Parathyroidectomy: for elevated calcium and PTH levels
  • Neck mass excisions: for diagnosis of enlarged lymph nodes, thyroglossal duct and branchial cleft cysts

Pediatric Procedures

  • Ear tubes (tympanostomy, BMT, PET)
  • Tonsillectomy: removal of the tonsils
  • Tonsillectomy with adenoidectomy (T&A): removal of the tonsils and adenoids
  • Adenoidectomy: removal of the adenoids
  • Ear tubes with adenoidectomy
  • Ear tubes with T&A
  • Neck mass excisions
  • Foreign body removals (ear/nose)
  • Excision of preauricular cysts and fistula

Contact Us

Archbold ENT & Allergy Center
706 S Broad St.
Thomasville, GA 31792
(229) 228.2400