Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists

East Tremont Medical Center -  - Multi-Specialty Group

East Tremont Medical Center

Multi-Specialty Group located in The Bronx, NY & New York, NY

Ears, nose, and throat issues affect most people at some point in their lifetime, but not everyone has the time and money to track down a specialist. They are connected by a system of tubes and passages, requiring physicians with specialized tools and training. The ears, nose, and throat (ENT) doctors at East Tremont Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, have years of experience diagnosing and treating common and complicated problems related to the ears, nose, and throat. All ears, nose, and throat issues are diagnosed and treated in house, without juggling referrals and navigating new offices. If you’re experiencing issues, call or use our convenient online booking tool to make an appointment today.

Ear, Nose & Throat Q & A

What are the Most Prevalent Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders?

Anyone who has experienced a common cold can attest to the suffering experienced with a disorder of the ears, nose, or throat. Some examples of common health ailments that benefit from a visit to East Tremont Medical Center include:

  • Ear Infections: Ear infections begin when viruses or bacteria get trapped in the middle ear, behind the eardrum. The Eustachian tube, a tiny tube that runs from the ear to the back of the throat, drains any fluid from the ear, typically flushing germ-ridden fluid out. Ear infections may stem from tiny Eustachian tubes or tubes clogged from another virus, such as a cold. For some patients, ear infections are persistent and can lead to hearing loss, delays in learning or speech, or tears in the eardrum. Those patients benefit from a surgical procedure in which a physician makes a small opening in the eardrum and inserts a tube to allow airflow into the ear. Ear tubes release pressure and fluid and can immediately remedy hearing loss from fluid buildup.
  • Strep Throat: A diagnosis of strep throat requires a health care professional to see if the strep bacteria are at the root of the problem. East Tremont Medical Center can perform both the “rapid strep test” and a throat culture. Both tests require a quick swab of the back of your throat. If a rapid strep test comes back negative, but your doctor still suspects strep throat, a throat culture may be necessary. Patients diagnosed with strep throat more than seven times in a year may need an ENT and a tonsillectomy. A tonsillectomy is the surgical removal of the tonsils, two small glands in the back of your throat. A qualified ENT can determine if a tonsillectomy can stop the recurrence of strep throat.
  • Sleep Apnea: Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which a patient stops breathing for periods of time while asleep. Patients with sleep apnea may snore, gasp, or choke while sleeping. Untreated sleep apnea can cause severe health issues, and symptoms include - waking up frequently, exhaustion, mood swings, depression, dry, sore throat, and morning headaches. 

An ENT assists with restoring proper breathing, examining airways, tonsils, adenoids, and other areas for an obstruction. There are a variety of ways your ENT at East Tremont Medical Center can diagnose the causes of sleep apnea and remedy them for a full night’s rest. To get relief from your ears, nose, and throat symptoms, call the practice, or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.