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Is voice hoarseness related to voice straining or overuse, allergies, post nasal drip, sinusitis, or acid reflux?

06-03-2020

This gentleman in his 70s presented with a hoarse voice and was found to have an early stage vocal cord cancer which was excised by Dr. Patel using cutting edge laser technique, before it could invade into deeper structures. The vast majority of patients with hoarseness have inflammation related to things like voice straining or […] ... more

What If Allergy Medications Aren't Enough?

04-30-2020

Spring is in the air. Blooming flowers, sunshine filled walks around the block, and the typical combination of sneezing, runny nose and itchy eyes. We all know the symptoms of seasonal allergies, right? Is it an antibiotic you need, or a daily over-the-counter antihistamine? What you may be surprised to learn is that there are […] ... more

Can I Schedule A TeleHealth Appointment?

04-16-2020

Safety and Comfort In these new times of quarantining, social distancing, and the uncertainty of when this will all end, Coastal Ear, Nose & Throat has adapted to be able safely see and treat patients. Telehealth visits offer patients the ability to see a doctor in the same day from the comfort and protection of […] ... more

What is TELEMEDICINE?

03-31-2020

During this period of national emergency, at Coastal Ear, Nose and Throat we are striving to keep everyone safe while continuing to provide the care you need. You will be able to have a visit with our physicians from the safety and comfort of your home using a HIPAA compliant video conferencing platform/telephone. TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM […] ... more

The Common Cold Can Lead to Sinus Infections in the Winter Months

12-19-2019

A sinus infection (or sinusitis) occurs when the tissue lining in your sinus cavity becomes swollen or inflamed. When your sinuses are blocked, they become a breeding ground for bacteria and viruses that can lead to an infection. That’s why it’s best to visit your doctor at the first signs of a sinus infection. Otherwise, […] ... more

Don't Let Tissues Be Your Winter Accessory!

11-13-2019

The common cold is a viral infection of your nose and throat (upper respiratory tract). It's usually mild, although it might not feel that way for the time being. Many types of viruses can cause a common cold. Children younger than 6 are at greatest risk of colds, but healthy adults can also expect to […] ... more

Soothing Your Sore Throat

10-30-2019

Sore Throat Remedies Nobody likes a sore throat. In fact, it can be just plain miserable. When your throat is sore, you become painfully aware of the itching, burning and scratching every time you swallow. Sore throats are most often caused by the common cold, and they tend to get better on their own, typically […] ... more

Common ENT Issues in the Fall Months!

09-16-2019

There is a lot to like about autumn. The cooler weather, changing leaves, and many holidays make it a fun and festive time of year. However, the change in the weather can also mean new challenges and illnesses for your ears, nose and throat. While many of these issues are more prevalent for children, there […] ... more

Meet Our New Doctors!

07-31-2019

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Summer Swimmer and Surfer's Ear

07-12-2019

The difference between Surfer's Ear and Swimmer's Ear... Surfer's Ear Surfer’s Ear involves bone growth in the outer ear canal. An ear canal with exostoses – bony outgrowths of the external auditory canal – can diminish that space dramatically. In the worst cases, they can close the canal completely along with a handful of other […] ... more