Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctor in Webster, Texas

Treating patients in Clear Lake, Webster, and Southeast Houston for over 30 years

About Clear Lake Medical Center ENT

Our ENT practice has been a part of the Clear Lake community and treating patients for over 30 years in Webster and not just for ear, nose and throat conditions. We also see patients who suffer from allergies and chronic sinusitis. Dr. Yoon is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and joined the practice in 2009 to keep pace with the area’s growing population. Our audiology practice, managed by Dr. Abbott, has been assisting the hearing needs of the Clear Lake community for approximately 10 years and enjoys meeting the community’s high demand for hearing aids and audiology services. View our ENT and Allergy Services…

Audiology Testing

Allergy Testing

Balloon Sinoplasty

Services

Chronic Sinus Disease & Sinusitis

Sinusitis is defined as the inflammation or swelling of the sinus’s tissue lining. While healthy sinuses are filled with air, they can become blocked and full of fluid. When this happens, germs are prone to grow, which can lead to an infection. Sinusitis can be characterized as either acute (which generally lasts around 10 days, but can last up to 4 weeks, usually occurring following a cold or the flu) or chronic (greater than 3 months in duration, usually resulting from constant nasal irritation by allergens or anatomic obstruction).

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Allergies & Allergy Testing
With roughly 50 million people in the United States suffering from allergies, it is one of the major causes of illness in the country. Defined as when the immune system reacts to a foreign substance (for example, a certain food, pollen, or pet dander), allergies and their symptoms can be highly varied, including a stuffy nose, postnasal drip, pain or pressure in the face, headaches, itchy eyes and much more.

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Deviated Nasal Septum
The nasal septum is the wall in the nose that separates the left side of the nose from the right. The nasal septum is deviated when it is bent more to one side than the other, which can lead to difficulty breathing through the nose on the obstructed side. Deviation of the nasal septum can be congenital, or is the common result of a broken nose.

If the nasal congestion cannot be managed medically, or if the deviation is too significant, the nasal septum needs to be moved back to the middle with a surgical procedure. This surgery is done entirely through the nose, does not require any external incisions, and will not affect the external shape or appearance of the nose. If appropriate, this surgery can often be performed in conjunction with endoscopic sinus surgery.

Dizziness & Vertigo
Dizziness, also known as vertigo, is an inner ear-related disorder that causes a sensation of abnormal movement. It can result from an infection leading to inflammation of the balance nerve or inner ear, overproduction of fluid within the inner ear, small stones that get dislodged and enter improper locations, or even certain types of tumors. Due to the proximity of the balance nerve to the nerve responsible for hearing, hearing loss, noise in the ear (tinnitus), or a sensation of fullness in the ear is often associated with vertigo.

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Ear Aches & Infections
Ear tubes are often required in patients — usually children — with recurring ear infections, persistent fluid behind the ear drum causing hearing or speech difficulties, or significant ear paint from poor equalization of the middle ear space. The surgery is performed through the ear canal with the use of a microscope. A small incision is made in the ear drum and a pressure-equalizing tube is placed.

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Pediatric Ear, Nose, Throat
Here at Clear Lake Medical Center ENT, we take care of all ages from newborns to the elderly. In particular as parents themselves, our providers understand the need for a compassionate approach to treating children. Children are greeted with fun, dedicated waiting area for kids and when it is time for their visit, they will receive top-notch care that ends with a treat. Parents find that their kids love coming to the ENT’s office instead of dreading their appointment.

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What You Need to Know About Sinus and Allergy Treatment

Allergies

While some allergic reactions may be very mild, having an allergy does increase your risk of other medical problems. Anaphylaxis becomes an increased risk, as it is an allergy-induced reaction. Patients who suffer from allergies are also more likely to have asthma or sinusitis which means it is important to see an ear, nose & throat (ENT) specialist. When you see our providers at Clear Lake Medical Center ENT, we will obtain a detailed medical history and conduct a full examination, carefully evaluating your symptoms. We may run tests, including possibly skin allergy tests and allergy blood tests, to aid in tailoring your treatment.

Sinusitis & Chronic Sinus Disease

Sinusitis is defined as the inflammation or swelling of the sinus’s tissue lining. While healthy sinuses are filled with air, they can become blocked and full of fluid. When this happens, germs are prone to grow, which can lead to an infection. Sinusitis can be characterized as either acute (which generally lasts around 10 days, but can last up to 4 weeks, usually occurring following a cold or the flu) or chronic (greater than 3 months in duration, usually resulting from constant nasal irritation by allergens or anatomic obstruction). If you are experiencing the symptoms of Sinusitis, talk to a professional at Clear Lake Medical Center ENT today.

Dr. Caroline Yoon visits GreatDay Houston to discuss common sinus problems.

Our Doctors

Caroline Yoon

M.D.

Joel Berman

Founder/Retired M.D.

Chanda Abbott

Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA

Kimberly Hanebrick

MPAS, PA-C

Crystal Wiggins

Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA

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Our ENT and audiology specialists work to diagnose the cause and severity of your condition and provide the treatment you need to get back to good health.