Since 1994, CornerStone Ear, Nose & Throat has helped patients enjoy every breath, sleep better every night, hear every word, and live every moment. As otolaryngologists (ENTs), our physicians specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of ear, nose and throat disorders, as well as disorders related to the face and neck. CornerStone Ear, Nose & Throat is proud to offer thorough, technologically advanced diagnosis and treatment for the full range of ENT conditions. From no-pack endoscopic sinus surgery and … Continued
An enlarged adenoid, or adenoid hypertrophy , can become nearly the size of a ping pong ball and completely block airflow through the nasal passages. Even if the enlarged adenoid is not substantial enough to physically block the back of the nose, it can obstruct airflow enough so that breathing through the nose requires an uncomfortable amount of work, and inhalation occurs instead through an open mouth. The enlarged adenoid can also obstruct the nasal airway enough to affect the voice without actually stopping nasal airflow altogether.
I am approachable, friendly, and try to establish empathy early in a consultation.
I believe in “getting it right first time”. This means more than getting the diagnosis right. It means finding out what the patient hopes for and expects from treatment, and explaining the limitations and risks of surgery.
Having explained treatment options in terms I hope the patient can understand, I check they have understood it.
My policy is complete openness and honesty.
I give copies of my GP letters to patients and parents as a matter of course.