The Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialists evaluated which medical treatment options were right for Delaney, a toddler whose hearing problems had delayed her speech. They wanted to make her experience right, too, especially since she was in pain and couldn’t communicate. Mom was concerned about how she would react to surgery. That’s when the extended care team—an ENT surgeon, nurse practitioner, audiologist and speech therapist—came through with a treatment plan especially for her. Now a bright, confident five-year-old, she talks about becoming a police officer (this week, anyway).
Accurate diagnosis, a recognized Mayo Clinic strength
Medicine is as much art as science. For both rare and routine problems, the process of diagnosing hearing, sinus, thyroid and other head and neck conditions is often a puzzle. That’s why we seek to fully understand not only symptoms and history but also life challenges, emotional health and support systems.
Life-changing successes come from listening
- The ENT team saw a frustrated teenager with a bedwetting problem. A long conversation along with tests uncovered sleep apnea due to enlarged tonsils.
- A withdrawn, unhappy boy was transformed by sinus surgery. His entire personality changed. The skinny kid with no appetite became a happy foodie.
- After months of physical therapy and prescriptions for neck pain, a middle-aged man turned to the team, who found and removed a carotid tumor.
Known for reliable outcomes, our skilled ENT surgeons are often referred by other providers for challenging cases, to revise unsuccessful surgeries or perform specific procedures. We combine the newest techniques such as image-guided sinus surgery with a lot of experience—and listening.
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|Quintin Cappelle, M.D.|
|David Valencia, M.D.|
Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner
Certified Nurse Specialist