Throat and Larynx

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Common throat-related health issues include sore throats, tonsils, salivary gland issues, voice problems, swallowing disorders, and larynx (voice box) cancer. If you are experiencing pain or other symptoms in your throat, an ENT specialist can help diagnose the source of the issue. Your symptoms and lifestyle will then guide your personalized treatment plan.

Throat symptoms treated by our ENT doctors

A sore throat is a common condition, but an ongoing sore throat that does not get better is a concern. Causes can vary from a cold or allergies, dry air, smoking, or overuse of the voice box, and may lead to difficulty swallowing, continued hoarseness, or loss of voice. An ENT doctor, also called an otolaryngologist, will be able to determine the cause of a chronic sore throat, which could be related to a condition in the sinuses or upper digestive tract.

Services

Tongue Tie Clipping

Tongue Tie Clipping

A frenulum clipping involves a doctor cutting the frenulum, allowing the tongue to move normally.

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Voice Care

Voice Care

Our ENT specialists can help treat your voice problems through consultation, medicine, or surgery (if necessary).

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Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy

Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy

Tonsillectomies and adenoidectomies are surgeries to have the tonsils and adenoids removed. Often the tonsils and adenoids are removed at the same time. But sometimes, only one or the other is removed.

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Advanced Surgical Treatment of Sleep Apnea

Advanced Surgical Treatment of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition. Treatment may include oxygen, behavioral changes, surgery, therapy, or the use of a CPAP machine.

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Vocal Cord Nodule/Polyp Removal

Vocal Cord Nodule/Polyp Removal

Vocal cord nodules/polyps can affect your voice or your ability to talk. These unwanted growths can be removed through surgery.

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Frenulum Clipping

Frenulum Clipping

Frenulum clipping is the procedure in which the lingual frenulum is cut. It is done when the frenulum seems unusually short or tight.

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Conditions

Laryngeal Cancer (Cancer of the Larynx)

Laryngeal Cancer (Cancer of the Larynx)

Laryngeal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the larynx.

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Salivary Gland Diseases and Disorders

Salivary Gland Diseases and Disorders

Salivary gland problems include infections, obstruction, or cancer. Problems can also be due to other disorders.

Sore Throat

Sore Throat

A soar throat is usually accompanied by pain or irritation in the throat that can occur when swallowing. It's often noticeable with infections, such as a cold or flu.

Strep Throat

Strep Throat

Strep throat is a bacterial infection that may cause a sore, scratchy throat. The infection is usually transmitted by direct contact with the mucus or sores of someone else with strep.

Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)

Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)

When something goes wrong with the muscles that direct swallowing, it’s called dysphagia. Dysphagia can lead to food or other material entering the airways or lungs.

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Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis means that your tonsils are inflamed. Your tonsils are large, fleshy glands at the back of your throat. These glands make antibodies that help fight infection.

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Voice Disorders

Voice Disorders

You may have a voice disorder if you have a problem with the qualities of your voice. These problems occur when your vocal cords don't vibrate normally.

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Laryngitis

Laryngitis

Laryngitis causes a raspy or hoarse voice due to inflammation of the vocal cords. It can be caused by using your voice too much, infections, breathing in irritants, or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux).

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Vocal Cord Paralysis

Vocal Cord Paralysis

Vocal cord paralysis is when one or both vocal cords doesn’t open or close correctly. It can range from a fairly mild to life-threatening condition. When one or both vocal cords are paralyzed, food or liquids can slip into the trachea and lungs.

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Locations & Providers

  • ARC Round Rock
    • Kent Jones, MD
      Kent Jones, MD
      Kent Jones, MD
      Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Ear and Hearing LossNose and SinusSleep ApneaThroat and LarynxHead and Neck Cancer
      4.8

      Accepting new patients

    • Palak B Patel, MD
      Palak Patel, MD
      Palak B Patel, MD
      Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Ear and Hearing LossThyroid and ParathyroidNose and SinusSleep ApneaThroat and LarynxHead and Neck Cancer
      4.7

      Accepting new patients

  • ARC Medical Plaza Specialty
    • Achal R. Dhruva, MD
      Achal Dhruva, MD
      Achal R. Dhruva, MD
      Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Ear and Hearing LossThyroid and ParathyroidNose and SinusSleep ApneaThroat and LarynxHead and Neck Cancer
      4.8

      Accepting new patients

  • ARC Kyle Plum Creek
    • Gustavo A. Diaz-Reyes, MD, FACS
      Gustavo Diaz-Reyes, MD, FACS
      Gustavo A. Diaz-Reyes, MD, FACS
      Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Ear and Hearing LossThyroid and ParathyroidNose and SinusSleep ApneaThroat and LarynxHead and Neck Cancer
      4.7

      Accepting new patients

  • ARC Far West Medical Tower
    • Kent Jones, MD
      Kent Jones, MD
      Kent Jones, MD
      Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Ear and Hearing LossNose and SinusSleep ApneaThroat and LarynxHead and Neck Cancer
      4.8

      Accepting new patients

    • Joseph M. Leary, MD
      Joseph Leary, MD
      Joseph M. Leary, MD
      Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Ear and Hearing LossThyroid and ParathyroidNose and SinusSleep ApneaThroat and LarynxHead and Neck Cancer
      4.7

      Accepting new patients

    • Matthew M. Meigs, MD
      Matthew Meigs, MD
      Matthew M. Meigs, MD
      Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Ear and Hearing LossThyroid and ParathyroidNose and SinusSleep ApneaThroat and LarynxHead and Neck Cancer
      4.6

      Accepting new patients

    • Amanda M. Ammerman, PA-C
      Amanda Ammerman, PA-C
      Amanda M. Ammerman, PA-C
      Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Ear and Hearing LossNose and SinusSleep ApneaThroat and LarynxHead and Neck Cancer
      4.7

      Accepting new patients

  • ARC South 1st Specialty and Pediatrics
    • Jeremy "Scott" Sebastian, MD
      Jeremy Sebastian, MD
      Jeremy "Scott" Sebastian, MD
      Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Ear and Hearing LossThyroid and ParathyroidNose and SinusSleep ApneaThroat and LarynxHead and Neck Cancer
      4.7

      Accepting new patients

    • Brian D. Watabe, PA
      Brian Watabe, PA
      Brian D. Watabe, PA
      Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Ear and Hearing LossNose and SinusSleep ApneaThroat and Larynx
      4.8

      Accepting new patients

    • John "Caleb" Simmons, MD
      John Simmons, MD
      John "Caleb" Simmons, MD
      Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Ear and Hearing LossThyroid and ParathyroidNose and SinusSleep ApneaThroat and LarynxHead and Neck Cancer
      4.7

      Accepting new patients

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