ENT Conditions in McAllen, TX
Dr. Carlos Ayala is double board certified in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery and offers diagnostic and treatment services of ENT conditions for men and women in McAllen, the Rio Grande Valley, Mission, and the surrounding areas of Texas.
What Are ENT Conditions?The ears, nose and throat (ENT) are comprised of glands, nerves, cartilage, bones and other tissues, many of which are quite small and complex. ENT conditions describe ailments that affect one or more of the structures in these anatomical areas. Although a general practitioner can evaluate your ENT conditions, working with a specialist offers the best possible outcomes.
What Are the Benefits of Treatments for ENT Conditions by a Specialist?ENT specialists receive additional medical training in conditions that affect the ears nose and throat. The in-depth knowledge and experience that is gained by these clinical professionals allows for more accurate diagnosis and expedited treatments. Dr. Ayala typically recommends the most conservative treatment first and follows a progressive protocol until the desired results are achieved. A general practitioner may only address your basic symptoms and not get to the root cause of your ENT conditions.
What Are Common ENT Conditions?
- Trouble swallowing
- Infections in the ears
- Acid reflux
- Loss of or changes in hearing
- Hoarse voice
- Frequent or severe nosebleeds
- Problems with the sinuses, such as sinusitis
- Sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea and snoring
- Swimmer’s ear
- Ringing in the ears
- TMJ pain
- Sore throat
- Voice changes
- Post nasal drip