Metairie Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Doctors
Treating Hearing, Sleep, and Sinus Disorders in Metairie and the Greater New Orleans Area
At the Metairie office of GNO Snoring & Sinus, experts from a range of health-care fields work together to treat ear, nose, and throat problems, including snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, hearing loss, and chronic sinusitis.
Our team streamlines medical care, eliminating the need for multiple appointments and unnecessary referrals. Because we focus on determining the cause of these conditions, we provide effective relief for our patients and ultimately enhance their quality of life.
ENT Specialists in Metairie
The founder of GNO Snoring & Sinus, Dr. Akash Anand, MD, is the only fellowship-trained ENT doctor in the region to focus exclusively on treating sleep and sinus disorders. The practice treats patients suffering from a wide range of ear, nose, and throat conditions.
Patients trust our dedicated team to efficiently treat their health issues so they can get back to enjoying life. These issues include:
More than 36 million Americans suffer from some degree of hearing loss, much of it age-related. We provide a full spectrum of treatment for hearing disorders, ranging from clearing earwax impaction to fitting hearing aids.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) results from multi-level airway collapse, which can reduce or stop breathing during sleep. Few people who have been diagnosed with OSA have actually undergone a full airway examination to precisely locate the source of their airway collapse. At GNO Snoring & Sinus, we pinpoint the source of blockage in order to recommend the best type of treatment for each patient.
We offer a wide range of office procedures for the treatment of snoring. After determining the source of a patient’s snore and assessing the risk of obstructive sleep apnea, our sleep specialists will discuss the most effective treatment of the condition.
Chronic sinusitis is usually the result of allergies or anatomic obstructions that block nasal airways. Sinusitis can result in post-nasal drip, nasal congestion, sinus pressure, and an impaired sense of smell. Sinus problems are common in our area: The humid climate encourages the growth of mold and other allergens, compounding problems associated with urban air pollution. (Check here for today’s allergy outlook.)
Other ENT Conditions
Some of the other ear, nose and throat conditions we treat include:
- Recurrent sore throats
- Chronic hoarseness
- Head and neck tumors
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Facial trauma or facial paralysis
Successful treatment begins with an accurate diagnosis and physical examination, and necessary procedures often are completed in our office. Let us help you. Request an appointment today with one of our sleep and sinus experts.
Case Study: Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea at Our Metairie Office
Clinical History: Patient A arrived at GNO Snoring and Sinus with a diagnosis of moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The referring physician had prescribed CPAP (treatment that uses a mask to deliver pressurized air to open the airway during sleep), but the patient was unable to tolerate the treatment.
Airway Exam: A full airway examination in the office revealed blockage in the region of the nose, palate, and tongue. During positioning maneuvers in the office, it became apparent that most of the obstruction was at the base of tongue. When the patient lay down to sleep, the base of tongue relaxed and fell back, completely obstructing airflow. The patient would suddenly wake up at night with a choking sensation, appearing to his loved ones that he’d stopped breathing.
Treatment: The patient underwent an in-office radiofrequency ablation of the base of tongue to reduce the obstruction.
Results: Before the procedure, the patient’s apnea hypopnea index (AHI) was 20, indicating moderate obstructive sleep apnea. After the procedure, a sleep study showed it had been reduced to 4.1, which is normal.
Summary: After the in-office procedure, the patient noted an improved ability to breathe both day and night. Awakening suddenly with a choking sensation was significantly reduced. Given the patient’s normal AHI level, improvement in daytime energy, and improved sleep, the patient no longer needed CPAP therapy.
Testimonial From a Metairie Office Patient
“From the very first time I met [Dr. Anand], he just seemed like a warm, genuine guy who really cared about his patients and really took the time to listen to my problems and the issues I was having. I left his office that first time really feeling like he understood me and what was going on with me. He had a treatment of action to take care of my problem.”
Learn more about our practice, services, and health-care team. You can request an appointment online using the form below or by calling us directly at (504) 309-8615.