Ear, Nose & Throat

Looking for an ENT doctor in San Diego?

Scripps Affiliated Medical Groups is your source for a list of San Diego’s most advanced ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialists. The medical specialty of otolaryngology, also known as ENT, deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and management of ear, nose, and throat conditions. Otolaryngologists (also referred to as ENTs or ENT doctors), are physicians trained in the medical and surgical treatment and management of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), and associated structures of the head and neck. ENT physicians may pursue additional training in the following subspecialty areas: allergy, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, head and neck surgery, laryngology (disorders of the throat), otology/neurotology (conditions of the ear), pediatric otolaryngology, rhinology (conditions of the nose and sinuses), and sleep medicine.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 12.1% of American adults are diagnosed with chronic sinusitis each year, making it one of the most common health complaints in the country. Sinusitis, also known as rhinosinusitis, is an inflammation of the paranasal sinuses. Symptoms of chronic sinusitis may include any combination of the following: nasal congestion, facial pain, headache, coughing (especially at night), thick green or yellow discharge, a feeling of facial pressure or ‘fullness’ that may feel worse when bending over or tilting the head back, dizziness, painful or aching teeth, and or bad breath (halitosis).

Other common reasons to see an ENT physician include: hearing loss, ear infection, ear noise (tinnitus), perforated eardrum, dizziness, environmental / seasonal allergies, nasal obstruction caused by a deviated septum, and cancerous or benign tumors. Some otolaryngologists may also perform reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery, usually in the form of rhinoplasty.

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Ears – hearing, balance, & infection

Do you suffer from hearing loss? You’re not alone – nearly 50 million Americans do, including one in five teenagers. An otolaryngologist (ENT) may be able to help.

ENT physicians specialize in the treatment of many ear conditions, including:

  • Ear infections (Otitis Media)
  • Ear wax impaction
  • Eustachian tube problems
  • Hearing loss
  • Ruptured ear drum
  • Vertigo (a type of dizziness)
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Nose – allergies & sinus infections

Have you ever had a cold that just doesn’t seem to go away? There’s a pretty good chance that you actually have bacterial sinusitis, an infection of the sinus cavities.

Symptoms often mimic those of the common cold or seasonal allergies. Look out for:

  • Bad breath
  • Coughing & sneezing
  • Dental Pain
  • Facial fullness
  • Green mucus
  • Headache
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Throat – vocalizing & swallowing

Disorders and conditions of the throat can affect the way you talk, sing, eat, swallow, and digest your food. ENT doctors can diagnose, treat, and manage these problems.

Some of the most common throat disorders and conditions include:

  • Bacterial upper respiratory infection
  • Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)
  • Laryngitis
  • Peritonsillar abcess
  • Sore throat
  • Strep throat
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Doctors who can help

 

Pierre G. Rivet, MD

Ear, Nose & Throat

 

Marc J. Lebovits, MD

Ear, Nose & Throat

 

Richard M. Liu, MD

Ear, Nose & Throat

 

Cynthia G. Davis, MD

Ear, Nose & Throat

 

Jeremiah J. Moles, MD

Ear, Nose & Throat

 

Marc E. Kramer, MD

Ear, Nose & Throat

 

Patrick G. McCallion, MD

Ear, Nose & Throat