Ear, Nose & Throat Conditions

Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is the sudden or gradual decrease in hearing. Hearing loss can be mild or severe, reversible, temporary or permanent, and may affect one or both ears. The most common cause of hearing loss is age, affecting up to 25 percent of people between the ages of 65 and 75 and up to 50 […]
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Chronic Ear Infections

Ear infections affect up to 75 percent of children in the United States by the time they reach the age of three. Children with ear infections may experience an earache, fever, ear discharge, headache, and dizziness. While most ear infections go away on their own within 3 days, some persist, and could cause long-term damage […]
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Tonsillitis

Located at the back of the throat there are two pads of tissue, oval in shape they are situated on either side of the throat.  These pads of tissue can become inflamed, causing sore throat and tenderness in addition to difficulty swallowing and tenderness in the lymph nodes.  Typically this condition, known as tonsillitis, is […]
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Cleft Lip And Cleft Palate

Forming during early pregnancy, cleft lips and palates are deformities of the face and oral cavity that occur during fetal development.  A cleft is the result of insufficient tissue forming in the mouth and/or lip, and a failure of the existing tissue to join correctly.  A cleft lip occurs when there is a gap in […]
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Balance Disorders

For patients suffering from balance disorders normal daily activities can be a challenge as feelings of dizziness or unsteadiness are their constant companions.  Sitting, standing, even laying down is often accompanied by feelings of floating, spinning, or general movement, even something as simple as walking can leave them feeling as though they’re tipping over.  Balance […]
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Zenker’s Diverticulum

In some patients, especially the elderly, a condition can occur in the upper esophagus where a pouch develops that can cause difficulty with swallowing and bad breath due to food captured within.  This condition is known as Zenker’s Diverticulum and can involve a relatively small pouch or one of significant size.  The size of this […]
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Thyroid Nodules And Neck Masses

Thyroid nodules are abnormal growths that form in a thyroid gland that is otherwise healthy.  Typically asymptomatic (not showing symptoms) it is possible for them to go entirely unnoticed until discovered by your physician typically as part of an x-ray study or an unrelated neck exam.  Thyroid nodules can be a precursor to or a […]
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Head And Neck Cancer

Head and neck cancers encompass several different diseases that can affect the mouth, nose, throat and other surrounding areas. Most cancers of the head and neck begin in the lining of moist, mucosal surfaces such as the mouth, nose and throat. The cells in the lining are known as squamous cells, and may, therefore, be […]
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Ear, Nose & Throat Procedures

Balloon Sinuplasty

For patients suffering from recurrent sinus infections, chronic bad breath and nasal problems, headaches around the eyes, or difficulty breathing through the nose, a balloon sinusplasty can provide lasting relief and an improvement in sinus health.  Balloon sinusplasties involve the insertion of a balloon into the sinuses that is then inflated to help dilate the […]
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Myringotomy

There is one condition that all children have to face at some point during their youth, and that’s ear infections.  Almost every child has had their first experience with this painful condition by age 5, and often have faced multiple recurrences, though most of these infections will either resolve on their own (in the case […]
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Bone Anchored Hearing Aid

Bone Anchored Hearing Aids, otherwise known as bone conduction hearing devices, are a popular and effective alternative to traditional hearing aid problems for those who experience issues in their middle or outer ears.  The sound is transferred to the cochlea without going through the middle or outer ear, helping in cases of mixed or conductive […]
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Ossiculoplasty

When the bones of the middle ear involved with hearing have become damaged or have lost mobility from infection or conditions like otitis media, or have been subjected to trauma, an ossiculoplasty can be helpful.  This procedure is used by your pain management doctor in Las Vegas, NV to reconstruct or repair these bones, or even […]
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Tympanoplasty

When the eardrum has become perforated, or the small bones located in the middle ear are damaged, a tympanoplasty may be able beneficial to the patient. A tympanoplasty refers to a surgery used to repair these structures when damage has been caused by trauma or chronic ear infections and is regularly performed at Khavkin Clinic. […]
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Sinus Surgery

Sinus surgery is performed to remove blockages and enlarge the openings that drain the sinuses. The sinuses are the hollow spaces behind the bones of the upper face, which can become blocked and inflamed, causing a buildup of mucus. This procedure can effectively treat conditions such as persistent nasal congestion, recurring sinus infections, polyps and […]
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Parotid Gland Surgery

The parotid gland is a major salivary gland located near the rear of the jaw, and can occasionally develop abnormal masses within.  In most cases, these tumors are benign and not at all dangerous, often a presentation of pleomorphic adenoma or warthin’s tumor.  These can be identified by their painless nature and the ability to […]
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Flexible Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy

Flexible Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy is a procedure used to examine the internal structures of the throat, including the oropharynx, larynx, hypopharynx, and nasopharynx.  These examinations are typically done with the intent of getting a visual of existing abnormalities, as well as performing biopsies and removal of unwanted growths from this area. Dr. Yevgeniy Khavkin, your pain […]
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Parotidectomy

During a parotidectomy, an incision is made in front of the ear. It is important to identify the facial nerve during this procedure and carefully work around it in order to reduce a patient’s risk of facial paralysis. The tumor and a small margin of surrounding tissue are then removed through the incision. The incision […]
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