Vestibular Testing

  Dizziness ranks up there as one of the most common reasons for people to visit the doctor.   In fact, the most recent statistics show that Americans spent a head spinning $4 Billion dollars on ER visits in 2011. The specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery explain how they search for the underlying causes of dizziness using Vestibular Testing.

Clear Ear

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We all know that you’re not supposed to put “anything smaller than your elbow in your ear,”and yet, people do it all the time. But, your ear canals are self-cleaning. Every time you chew or move your jaw, you’re helping move old earwax out of your ear. Earwax stops dust and dirt from getting into your ear canal. It also protects ears from infection. There are times when earwax can block your ears and affect your hearing. Christine Halvorsen, a Physician’s Assistant with Lake ENT, explains that’s when you will need to visit a professional.    

Skin Cancer Screening

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  When you think of Men’s Health, you don’t immediately think of skin cancer, but statistics prove that skin cancer is the cancer men are most likely to face. The specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery, explain the importance of checking yourself for sun damage.  

Wellness Fair

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Lake ENT recently hosted their first Wellness Fair to bring information and education to the public in their Villages Office. Dr. Dino Madonna of Lake Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery explains that attendees were treated to free assessments, demonstrations, and informational seminars…

Veterans Care

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The Villages offices of Lake Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery are one of only two area referral offices for audiology testing and hearing aid dispensing for clients of The Villages area Veterans Administration.

Treating Sore Throats

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As the kids head back to school, germs find their way inside our homes, often causing infections and sore throats in the whole family. LAKE ENT Physician’s Assistant Christine Halvorsen explains her approach to treating sore throats in kids and adults.

Tonsillectomy

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Sore throats are common among children and adults once kids are back in the classroom. If your symptoms are more than just a swollen and sore throat, you might be suffering from tonsillitis. Tracy Vandeveer explains how the specialists at Lake Ear Nose Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery helped her son overcome throat infections and sleep apnea.

Thyroid Awareness

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  Did you know that a small butterfly shaped gland influences the function of many of the body’s main organs? Dr. Judith Milstead of Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery explains what the thyroid is and how they treat thyroid issues.

Sounding Hoarseness

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Abnormal changes in the voice are called “hoarseness.” When hoarse, the voice may sound breathy, raspy, or strained. While the most common cause is acute laryngitis, Rebecca Hill, speech language pathologist at Lake Ear, Nose and Throat explains what a hoarse voice could mean and how it’s treated.

The Art of Surgery

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Have you ever heard of Mohs Surgery? It is a highly specialized technique for the removal of skin cancer and has the highest reported cure rate. As Dr. Dino Madonna of Lake Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery explained in September, he is passionate about the skill and artistry required to preform Mohs and other facial plastic surgery.