What is an ENT?
An ENT is a medical specialist who primarily handles problems pertaining to the ears, nose, and throat. Their specialized training enables them to evaluate, diagnose, and treat problems with the ears, nose and throat, better than your primary care provider. Your primary care provider will often refer you to an ENT specialist, like Dr. Lenkowski, if you have any recurring issues with your ears, nose, or throat, for a further workup and an advanced treatment plan.
What does an ENT do?
On top of having specialized training and knowledge of the ears, nose, and throat, an ENT can also perform office surgeries and even some cosmetic surgeries. An ENT can place tubes in your ears in an attempt to alleviate reoccurring ear infections, and even remove tonsils and/or adenoids in patients with frequent strep throat infections or chronically swollen tonsils. They can better provide their patients with detailed, educated treatment plans as well as their options alternative to surgery. Because they can perform minor surgeries, they can also perform cosmetic surgery on broken noses and other facial or sinus injuries.
What is the benefit of seeing an ENT?
Experiencing infections of the ears, nose, or throat, can be a painful way to live, and seeing a specialized professional can help. An ENT will know tips and tricks for alleviating symptoms that your primary care provider may not be aware of. Furthermore, your ENT will know the best route to take regarding your illness, whether it be surgical or alternative. Overall, seeing an ENT for your chronic ears, nose, or throat issue will greatly benefit you as a patient in the long run. The specialized care you receive will provide you with the best choice in treatments and you can rest assured you will be in the best hands possible.
Dr. Lenkowski of Roanoke Valley ENT and Allergy is a board certified ENT who has spent years perfecting the skills necessary to provide outstanding care for your family. Choosing Roanoke Valley ENT and Allergy for your treatment needs ensures that you will receive specialized care that goes above and beyond your expectations. To make an appointment with Dr. Lenkowski, contact us at (540) YOUR ENT or use our convenient online scheduling option.