Ear, Nose & Throat
At Lake Regional ENT & Audiology, both adult and pediatric patients receive ENT care from a board-certified ear, nose and throat specialist, Otolaryngologist Keith Bonacquisti, M.D. Dr. Bonacquisti has advanced, specialized training and state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment capabilities.
- Chronic otitis media with effusion
- Tympanic membrane perforation
- Chronic otomastoiditis
- Stuffy nose
- Loss of smell
- Deviated septum
- Sore throat
- Swallowing disorders
- Voice box
- Upper esophagus
- Thyroid and parathyroid
- Hay fever
- Seasonal and perennial rhinitis
- Chronic sinusitis
- Sore throat
- Otitis media (ear infection)
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
When medical treatment for sinus problems isn't effective, endoscopic sinus surgery may be recommended. This surgery involves inserting a very thin fiber-optic tube called an endoscope into the nose so the surgeon can examine and see the sinuses. Using tiny, state-of-the-art surgical instruments, the doctor can remove abnormal and obstructive tissues, such as polyps. The advantage of this procedure compared to traditional sinus surgery is that endoscopic surgery is less extensive and usually can be performed on an outpatient basis with a quick recovery.
Coblation for Tonsil and Adenoid Surgery
Many tonsillectomies and adenoidectomies use heat to cut and cauterize the tissue. This process injures surrounding tissue and can result in a long, painful recoveries. Coblation is a different method that may reduce recovery time and pain.
Coblation, which stands for controlled ablation, uses low-temperature radiofrequency and a natural saline solution to gently and precisely remove the tonsils or adenoids. Not using heat lowers the risk of injury to surrounding tissue, improving healing times.