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Clear Lake Medical Center ENT

17099 Texas Avenue, Suite 200
Webster, TX 77598

Phone: 281.332.4575
Fax: 281.554.4722

Operating Hours

Monday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am – 3:00pm
Weekends: Closed

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Have Chronic Sinus Pain? Our Webster ENT Specialists Can Help

Experiencing chronic sinus pain, hearing loss, or allergy symptoms? At Clear Lake Medical Center Ear Nose & Throat, our ENT and audiology specialists work to diagnose the cause and severity of your condition, and to provide the expert care and treatment you need to achieve the best path possible to good health.

We’ve been treating patients of Webster, Clear Lake, and the surrounding area for more than 30 years. As part of the local community, we believe every patient deserves compassionate, one-on-one care delivered by an experienced, qualified professional. This why our ENT physicians offer a variety of professional ear, nose, and throat services, which allow us to determine the best course of action—and treatment—for every individual we serve.

Staffed by two experienced ENT physicians and an expert audiologist, our friendly and knowledgeable team looks to provide you the treatment you need and deserve.

 

Dedicated ENT physicians

Patients throughout the Webster, TX, community trust the team at Clear Lake Medical Center Ear Nose & Throat for the best in ENT care. We offer a variety of ENT services, including the support of a professional audiologist qualified to meet the growing demand for hearing-related services throughout the area.

ENT and audiology services

If you are burdened by chronic sinus pain, are experiencing issues of hearing loss, or are coping with symptoms of potential allergies, we’re here to help.

As experts in ENT, audiology, and allergy testing, we are equipped to care for those struggling with:

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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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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Sore Throat & Tonsillitus
Tonsils are small round tissue masses located at the back of the throat. Tonsils can become infected or enlarged, which leads to difficulty breathing at night and choking episodes. Additionally, tonsils may harbor small stones that can lead to bad breath and cause significant social distress. These are all indications that the tonsils should be removed.

Adenoids, located in a region of the body called the nasopharynx (at the very back of the nose), are a normal anatomic part in children and young adults. They can become enlarged or infected, and can lead to snoring, disrupted sleep, nasal congestion, chronic runny nose, and can also be associated with recurring ear infections.

The tonsils and adenoids are removed through the mouth, with no external incisions, and can be excised either individually or simultaneously, depending on the needs of the patient.

Balloon Sinuplasty
If you suffer from any form of chronic sinus pain, Clear Lake Medical Center ENT wants to help you find the right long-term solution so dealing with pain doesn’t dominate your everyday life. We’re proud to offer balloon sinuplasty from ACCLARENT, Inc., a proven solution for eligible patients that doesn’t involve invasive surgery or medications.

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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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Thyroid & Vocal Cord Conditions
The thyroid gland, located at the front of the neck, is critical for many basic functions of the human body — it produces hormones which regulate metabolism.

Nodules can develop in the thyroid gland, which are often silent and discovered incidentally, though some are noticed as a lump in the neck, or can cause difficulty swallowing or breathing. Most thyroid nodules are benign, but up to 10% can be malignant (cancerous), requiring biopsy and possibly thyroid surgery.

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Acid Reflux Disease, GERD & LPR
There are two kinds of acid reflux disease — gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) and laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). GERD involves the reflux of stomach acids and gastric contents from the stomach into the esophagus, causing esophageal tissue damage. The primary symptom of GERD is heartburn. LPR involves the reflux of stomach acids higher into the voicebox region or beyond. Symptoms of LPR vary, but often include chronic cough, the sensation that there is phlegm or something stuck in the throat, chronic sore throat, hoarseness, frequent throat clearing, and difficulty swallowing. Diagnosis of acid reflux disease is made through a detailed history and physical exam performed by one of our ENT physicians and usually includes close examination of the throat using special camera equipment. Treatment is aimed at controlling production of acid, usually with medication and dietary changes.
Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Snoring is the production of sound due to a partial blockage of air flow during sleep. It is not life-threatening, but it can cause significant discomfort, usually in the form of disrupted sleep for the patient and the patient’s spouse or partner. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is when a patient snores, but also undergoes choking episodes during sleep. OSA is a condition in which the throat tissue relaxes and cuts off airflow, leading to imperceptible interruptions in sleep, resulting in daytime fatigue, sleepiness, and poor concentration, leading to potentially dangerous situations such as falling asleep while driving. OSA is also associated with high blood pressure, various heart conditions, diabetes, and even sudden death. OSA usually must be evaluated with a sleep study, and once diagnosed, there are many different treatment options available.
Removal of Foreign Body From Ear Or Nose

Foreign bodies of the ear or nose most often involve young children, but can happen to adults as well. Common foreign bodies include rocks, beads, toys, household items, food or candy, cotton Q-tip ends, and even insects. Foreign bodies of the ear or nose should be removed as soon as their presence is discovered, because leaving them inside the body can result in both immediate and long-term health problems.

Our ENT physicians are capable of locating and removing most foreign bodies of the ear and nose in the office. Successful removal depends on various circumstances, including the foreign body’s location, the shape and consistency of the foreign body, and the patient’s cooperation. If the foreign body is particularly troublesome or the patient is particularly uncooperative, the use of a surgical facility and/or surgical procedure may be necessary to successfully remove the foreign body.

Foreign bodies of the throat (known as pharyngeal or tracheal foreign bodies) are generally viewed as medical emergencies, and should addressed as soon as possible.

Nasal Congestion
Nasal congestion, commonly known as a nasal blockage, nasal obstruction, or stuffy nose, results from blockage of the nasal passages. This blockage is usually caused by membranes inside the nose becoming inflamed, resulting in swelling.

Nasal congestion has many causes, and can range widely in severity. At a minimum, it can cause mild or moderate face/head pain and discomfort. However, significant congestion can interfere with sleep routines, cause snoring, and can be associated with sleep apnea.

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Nasal Fracture
A nasal fracture, more commonly referred to as a broken nose, is a fracture of the bones of the nose. Nasal fractures are one of the most common facial injuries, because the nose protrudes from the face and the bones in the nose are fragile.

Nasal fractures are caused by physical trauma to the face, usually from sports injuries, fights, falls, or car accidents. Symptoms include bruising, swelling, tenderness, pain, deformity, and/or bleeding of the nose and nasal region of the face. Breathing may be impaired, and excessive nosebleeds can occur.

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Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Conditions
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint of the jaw, located directly in front of the ears.

Like any other joint in the human body, it can become inflamed, resulting in significant discomfort in the ear, jaw, neck, head, or over the joint itself.

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Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears)

Tinnitus, commonly described as ringing in the ears, is an abnormal sensation of sound when there is no actual sound present. Nearly 36 million Americans suffer from tinnitus.

Our audiologists can provide a tinnitus evaluation and fit combination devices such as ReSound Verso TS, and Widex Zen that not only treat hearing loss but also help manage tinnitus.

We are also Webster’s leading provider of allergy testing and sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT).

To schedule a free consultation, call (281) 332-4575.

 

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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.