Otorhinolaryngology

Our otorhinolaryngologists, also known as ENT (ear, nose and throat) specialists, provide consultation, diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose, head and neck disorders. These conditions directly affect hearing, speech, breathing, balance, taste and smell—functions essential to a good quality of life.

The most common conditions we treat include head and neck tumors, thyroid and sinus problems, sleep apnea, tonsillitis, chronic ear infections and delayed speech development due to hearing problems.

Our board-certified specialists provide reliable outcomes that are often life changing. The ENT surgical suites are equipped with the latest equipment and our ENT specialists are highly regarded for ear and sinus surgeries, including precision image-guided sinus surgery. One of the procedures the team has perfected uses a tiny titanium prosthetic implant to transmit sound when the bone in the inner ear is faulty. Restoring hearing within 10 dB of normal is considered a good outcome. We are able to restore it within 5 dB. We often receive referrals from providers who do not have this expertise within their own practices or seek assistance with rare or difficult-to-diagnose conditions.

Diagnosis is key, which begins with listening. Many patients come to us after their problem was not correctly identified and resolved, or after years of living with symptoms that we were able to correct with same-day surgery.

Our ENT surgeons perform many types of facial plastic and reconstructive surgeries such as scar removal, reconstructions for melanoma, correction of protruding ears, cleft lip and palate, droopy eyelids, brows and facial bone trauma.

This highly integrated practice connects La Crosse and Rochester, with outreach care in Sparta, Tomah, Prairie du Chien and Waukon.

Patient Stories

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Referrals

Primary care physicians may refer patients directly to our ENT doctors, the advanced practice nurse practitioner or the certified nurse specialist.

Diagnostic Services and Conditions Treated

  • Allergic rhinitis (runny nose)
  • Audiology (tinnitus/ear noise/hearing loss)
  • Balance disorders
  • Breathing difficulties including stridor, sleep apnea and nasal obstruction
  • Ear, nose, and throat conditions
  • Ear noise - tinnitus
  • Epistaxis (nosebleeds)
  • Facial plastics and reconstructive surgery
  • Facial bone trauma
  • Foreign bodies (in the ear, nose, and throat)
  • Head and neck cancers including skin, mouth, tongue, voice, and throat
  • Hearing aids
  • Hearing loss
  • Hearing  tests (audiology)
  • Larynx diseases/disorders of voice box
  • Nosebleeds (epistaxis)
  • Otolaryngology - general
  • Otology (ear)
  • Pediatric otolaryngology (common disorders affecting children: ear infections, myringotomy and tubes, tonsillectomies and adenoidectomies; coblation procedure available)
  • Reconstructive surgery and facial plastics
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Runny nose
  • Septoplasty
  • Speech and swallowing
  • Thyroid disorders and surgery
  • Tinnitus (ear noise)
  • Tonsillectomy (coblation procedure available)

Hours and Location
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
First floor of the La Crosse Campus Clinic Building

Information and Appointments:
Please call 608-392-9888

Locations

La Crosse Clinic 162sq

Providers

Mindy Zenke CNS
Mindy Zenke, M.S.N., C.N.S.
Otorhinolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
Sue Bock NP
Sue Bock, M.S.N., N.P.
Otorhinolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
Quintin Cappelle MD
Quintin Cappelle, M.D.
Otorhinolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
David Valencia MD
David Valencia, M.D.
Otorhinolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)