ENT / Ear Nose Throat Care Starts with Getting to Know Our Patients
The first step in our ENT / Ear Nose Throat care is listening to our patients. This approach allows us to build a better relationship with our patients, because we can get to know their personalities, concerns, and needs.
Once we understand the person and the troubles they are having, we can then cater our testing and treatment recommendations to them.
This results in a better patient experience. Our ENT patients usually come to us because they are experiencing one or more of the following issues:
Ear / Hearing Issues
- ear infections
- ear pain
- hearing loss
- dizziness / vertigo
Nose / Sinus Troubles
- sinus infections
- difficulty breathing through nose
- deviated septum
- sinus headaches
- change in smell or taste
Throat / Thyroid Issues
- difficulty swallowing
- vocal cord nodules
- thyroid tumors
- throat pain, masses, or tumors
- sleep apnea
* EXPERIENCE WITH SINGERS, BROADCASTERS, AND OTHER VOICE PROFESSIONALS *
ENT / Ear Nose Throat Diagnosis
Our ENT department handles nose and sinus trouble, throat issues, dizziness and balance problems, ear issues, and thyroid problems. While all interconnected, these areas require a variety of technologies, equipment, and testing methodologies to accurately diagnose the full spectrum of ear, nose, and throat problems. While we are adequately equipped to diagnose and treat ailments affecting the ear and hearing, we are very excited that a state of the art audiology suite with an experienced audiologist is currently under construction. Lastly, we highly value patient safety and convenience. We are the only ENT office in DC with an in office CT scan, wireless camera, and in office stereotactic navigation system available for diagnosis and office surgery.
ENT / Ear Nose Throat Treatment: Non-Surgical and Surgical Options
Our goal isn't to operate on people; our goal is to make people feel better. Our practice focuses on minimally invasive treatment in all areas. If your problem can be resolved without surgery, it should be. Treatments are always recommended with patient comfort in mind. One advantage of our combined allergy, asthma, and ENT practice is that overlapping issues can be addressed all at once. Many ENT issues can be resolved without surgery because of associated allergy and / or asthma treatment.
For patients who actually do need surgery, our surgical facility is state-of-the-art. Our equipment is more advanced than what most hospitals have, and we are able to offer highly specialized procedures as a result. Most surgeries are done in our facility as outpatient procedures, and require only local anesthesia. We also coordinate with insurance beforehand to ensure that our patients aren't surprised with unexpected costs afterward.
ADVANCED ADULT SURGICAL PROCEDURES
- sinus surgeries
- balloon sinuplasty
BENEFIT OF OUTPATIENT SURGERY
- less expensive
- faster recovery time (less time away from work, school, family, etc.)
- statistically fewer complications and side effects than surgeries performed in hospitals
Should I Schedule an Appointment with an ENT / Ear Nose Throat Specialist?
If you experience any of the following symptoms, you should definitely schedule an appointment with an ENT / Ear Nose Throat Doctor:
Fishman Allergy / Asthma / ENT provides Ear Nose Throat care, testing, and treatment for all ages: infants, children, teenagers, adults (including pregnant women), and seniors.
Our ENT / Ear Nose Throat Doctor Serves Washington DC, Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Beyond!
Fishman Allergy / Asthma / ENT has treated patients from Washington DC, Northern Virginia, Maryland, and beyond since 1989. Our motto is "Concern, Care, and Comfort". We love our patients, and our specialists treat them with genuine care and concern. In addition to treating patients who find us directly, our outpatient practice is also a referral center.
Allergy, asthma, and ENT / ear nose throat issues often overlap with each other, and we are able to diagnosis and treat for all three in a single location. We have state-of-the-art technology, some of which is only available in a referral center like ours. We have our own sinus CT scan and rhinoscopy equipment, which results in same-day diagnosis and treatment. We can provide advanced therapy medications in office like anti-inflammatories for asthma and desensitization / immunotherapy.