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Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

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Brooklyn ENT
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Patient Privacy
...After April14, 2009, the accounting will be provided for the past six(6) years...

Our Services
... Diseases and disorders of the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck negatively impact the lives of millions around the world...

Meet Our Doctors
...Rosenfeld has been listed as a New York Magazine Best Doctor for the past 20 years and a Castle Connolly Best Doctor in America for more than 15 years...

Meet Our Doctors
...[Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University] in Baltimore, MD, and 3 years of residency in General Surgery at The Methodist Hospital of Brooklyn...

Meet Our Doctors
...Bentsianov has grown up as a member of the Brooklyn community for the last 40 years and hasbeen dedicated to deliveringthe highest quality laryngologic clinical and surgical expertise to his home community for the last decade...

Meet Our Doctors
...She then joined the faculty of the department of otolaryngology at SUNY Upstate where she worked for four years...

Meet Our Doctors
...His father, equally fluent in American Sign and English, served as Director of Deaf Services for Vocational Rehabilitation for the State of Iowa for more than 35 years...

Meet Our Doctors
...In 2010 SUNY/ Downstate Medical Center included him in a celebration of achievement of 150 years of medical education in Brooklyn...

John P Weigand
...Weigand has been practicing in the field of audiology for 15 years...

About Us
... Vision Our vision is a community where individuals can access optimal care for disorders of the ears, nose, throat, head and neck...

Meet Our Doctors
...Regenbogen joined the faculty practice at Downstate in 2017, bringing 26 years of experience in Otolaryngology...

Dr. Plum
... “When Should I be Concerned About My Child’s Ears...

Sara Abu-Ghanem, MD, MMedSc
...She completed two years of clinical fellowship in Laryngology and Bronchoesophagology at Stanford University School of Medicine (California, USA) and New York University School of Medicine (New York, USA)...

Ears
Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) Cholesteatoma Conductive Hearing Loss Earaches Ears and Altitude (Barotrauma) Earwax (Cerumen Impaction) Hyperacusis Labyrinthitis Ménière’s Disease Otosclerosis Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SNHL) Swimmer's Ear Tinnitus Vestibular Schwannoma

Nasal Fractures
... If you suspect your nose may be broken, you should see an ENT (ears, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, within one week of the injury...

Post-Nasal Drip
...Mucus moistens and cleans the nasal lining, moistens air, traps and clears what is inhaled, and helps fight infection...

Rhinitis
... Depending on the type of rhinitis, certain conditions may be associated, such as: Asthma Acute sinusitis Inflammation of the eye (conjunctivitis) Atopic dermatitis or eczema Poor ventilation of the ears (or eustachian tube dysfunction) Laryngitis (inflammation causing hoarseness of voice) Eosinophilic esophagitis Sleep disturbance What Are the Treatment Options...

Tonsillitis
... Acute tonsillitis—Tonsillitis most often occurs in children, but rarely in those younger than two-years-old...

Voice Box (Laryngeal) Cancer
... Tobacco use is measured in pack-years...

Zenker’s Diverticulum
... Following surgery, you may notice:  A sore throat Pain in your ears Pain at your incision site Pain in your jaw joints You should call your ENT specialist if you experience any of these post-surgical symptoms: If you have a hard time breathing (go to ER or call 911) If you have signs of a wound infection (fever, redness, swelling, tenderness, pus-like drainage) If you have chest, upper back, or neck pain If you cough up or vomit more than a few tablespoons of blood If you have a fever over 101 degrees Fahrenheit What Questions Should I Ask My Doctor...

Pediatric Sleep-disordered Breathing
...In other cases, like children suspected of having severe OSA due to craniofacial syndromes, morbid obesity, neuromuscular disorders, or for children less than three-years-old, additional testing such as a sleep test may be recommended...

Ankyloglossia (Tongue-tie)
... In recent years, the number of infants and children being diagnosed with and undergoing treatment for ankyloglossia has been on the rise as the condition has become more known...

Pediatric Hearing Loss
...By age 18, 17 in 1,000 people have some degree of permanent hearing loss (this does not include the type of hearing loss caused by fluid in the ears or ear infections)...

Pediatric Sinusitis
... Your child’s sinuses are not fully developed until late in the teen years...

Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease
... Common symptoms of AIED can include: Progressive SNHL in both ears that occurs over weeks to months that is not always the same in both ears Fluctuating hearing Dizziness or imbalance (approximately 50 percent of AIED cases) Ringing in the ears, or tinnitus Ear fullness (approximately 25 to 50 percent of AIED cases) Conductive hearing loss  may be present due to Eustachian tube obstruction from inflamed middle ear lining and/or if AIED is because of systemic autoimmune diseases Symptoms of systemic autoimmune diseases, such as fatigue, achy muscles, swelling and redness, low-grade fever, and more What Causes AIED...

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
... The way we maintain balance when we move about is by the complex interactions of both inner ears, the eyes, the muscles down your back, and soles of the feet, and how all of these get processed in the brain...

Conductive Hearing Loss
... Foreign body—This is typically a problem in children who may put common objects including beads and beans in their ears but can also be seen in adults most often by accident, such as when a bug gets into the ear...

Earaches
...The pain may be dull, sharp, or burning and can occur in one or both ears...

Ears and Altitude (Barotrauma)
...A stuffy nose leads to stuffy ears because the swollen membranes in the nose can extend into the eustachian tube and block it...

Earwax (Cerumen Impaction)
...The absence of earwax may result in dry, itchy ears...

Hyperacusis
...It can affect people of all ages in one or both ears, and is often associated with tinnitus, or ringing in the ears...

Ménière’s Disease
...In most cases only one ear (unilateral) is involved, but both ears (bilateral) may be affected...

Otosclerosis
... The symptoms of otosclerosis include: Progressive/worsening hearing loss Difficulty hearing low-pitched sounds or whispers Ringing, roaring, buzzing, or hissing in the ears or head, known as tinnitus [LINK] What Causes Otosclerosis...

Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SNHL)
..., industrial/machinery or explosion/gunfire close to the ear; can be prevented with proper protection) Head trauma or abrupt changes in air pressure—this can cause the space that contains inner ear fluid to rupture Autoimmune inner ear disease—the body’s immune system attacks the inner ear and causes progressive hearing loss in both ears Ménière’s disease —a condition characterized by fluctuating hearing loss, dizziness, ear fullness, or ringing in the ears (called tinnitus)  Central nervous disease—damage caused by a condition such as multiple sclerosis Cochlear otosclerosis—abnormal bone growth in the inner ear Congenital inner ear malformation—genetic or environmental abnormalities (very common cause in children) Benign tumor—called “vestibular schwannoma,” this is a noncancerous tumor on the adjacent balance nerve that compresses the hearing nerve that connects the inner ear to the brain, causing SNHL What Are the Treatment Options...

Swimmer's Ear
...When the infection clears up, hearing usually returns to normal...

Tinnitus
Over 50 million Americans have experienced tinnitus, or ringing in ears, which is the perception of sound without an external source being present...

Vestibular Schwannoma
... The symptoms of a vestibular schwannoma may include: Sudden or gradual hearing loss (sensorineural hearing loss) Ringing, roaring, buzzing, or hissing in the ears or head, known as tinnitus Ear fullness Vertigo, or feeling like you are spinning when you are still Imbalance, or unsteadiness Headache Facial weakness Facial numbness What Causes a Vestibular Schwannoma...

Bell's Palsy
The facial nerve controls the muscles of your face, ears, the saliva glands in your mouth, as well as the tears in your eyes, and provides some of the sense of taste on your tongue...

Head and Neck Cancer
...If blood appears in your saliva or phlegm for more than a few days, you should see a physician...

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
... In some people, however, HPV remains in the body causing genetic changes in tissue that can lead to cancer years later...

Sialadenitis
...The three major salivary glands are the “parotid” (on the sides of the face in front of the ears), “submandibular” (under the jaw), and “sublingual” glands (under the tongue)...

Skin Cancer
...It typically appears as a small raised bump that has a pearly appearance...

Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain
... Common symptoms of TMJ pain may include: Ear pain Sore jaw muscles Temple or cheek pain Jaw popping/clicking Locking of the jaw Difficulty in opening the mouth fully Frequent head and/or neck aches Ringing in the ears (also called tinnitus) Your pain may be sharp and searing, occurring each time you swallow, yawn, talk, or chew, or it may be dull and constant...

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