Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) specialists provide diagnosis, management, and treatment of ear, nose, and throat and head and neck disorders in adults and children. Common ENT problems include ringing in the ears, nosebleeds, snoring and sleep apnea, allergies or sinus disorders, and injuries to the nose, face, and jaw.
Methodist McKinney Hospital offers a range of ENT (ear, nose and throat) procedures. The ENT specialists at Methodist McKinney specialize in problems concerning the head and the neck in both children and adults. ENT is the common designator for ear, nose and throat services. The ENT specialists at Methodist McKinney Hospital can help patients who are dealing with loss of hearing, dizziness, ringing in the ears, sinus disorders and difficulty swallowing or breathing in addition to other ENT problems relating to the ear, nose and throat.
Dale Ehmer, MD
Camille Graham, MD
Joshua James, MD
Lav Steve Kapadia, MD
Wha-Joon Lee, MD
Chad McDuffie, MD
Neelesh Mehendale, MD
Nicholas Peiffer, MD
Thomas V. Ripp, MD
Neil Vora, MD
There are times that ENT problems present themselves as seemingly minor issues including but not limited to snoring, nosebleeds, allergies or sleep apnea. It is important to recognize that sometimes these issues are related to other, more pressing, problems that should receive the attention of an ENT specialist. Other ENT issues treated at Methodist McKinney Hospital include injuries to the jaw, face and nose and cancer of the ears, throat, face or neck. Parents of young children might also seek out the services of an ENT specialist for removal of the tonsils and adenoids or to place ear tubes (tympanostomy). Sometimes adults might also require an ENT surgery such as a tonsillectomy or adenoid removal but it is rare that an ENT specialist would want to perform these procedures because adults generally have a harder time recovering from this kind of ENT procedure. Therefore many ENT surgeons will approach ENT procedures such as the removal of tonsils and adenoids in adults with great caution.
Many of the ENT services at Methodist McKinney Hospital can be performed at the hospital on a convenient outpatient basis by any of the ENT specialists on staff at the facility. In addition to the pediatric and adult ENT services, the ENT specialists at Methodist McKinney Hospital also perform closed reduction nasal fractures, nasal septal reconstruction, nasal/sinus reconstruction, surgical perforations of the eardrum (myringotomy) and ear tube insertion, frenotomy, laryngoscopy, implantation of a neurostimulator below the skin, removal of the thyroid gland and surgical or cosmetic shaping of the nose. In many cases, what seems like a minor ENT procedure can bring significant relief to the patient and also their spouse, as in the case of snoring.
If you experience any of these symptoms, let the ENT specialists at Methodist McKinney Hospital identify the source of pain or discomfort and create a treatment plan to alleviate those symptoms.
List of ENT Physicians
Our common ENT procedures include:
- Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy
- Tympanostomy (requiring insertion of ventilating tubes in ears)
- Tympanoplasty (with or without Mastoidectomy)
- Closed reduction nasal fracture
- Nasal septal reconstruction
- Nasal/Sinus endoscopy
- Myringotomy and tube insertion
- Percutaneous implantation of neurostimulator