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:
- Hearing Loss. 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. 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.
- Snoring. 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. 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 Chronic Sinusitis at Our Metairie Office
A patient was referred to GNO Snoring and Sinus for evaluation of chronic sinus pressure and nasal congestion. The individual had undergone two prior sinus surgeries that provided only temporary relief. The patient complained of a dull headache above the eyes, as well as the sensation of sinus pressure and nasal congestion, which was worse during allergy season. The patient’s history is relevant for migraine as well. Extensive medical treatment had failed to provide persistent relief. Treatments included courses of antibiotics (Z Pak, Penicillin, Levaquin), steroid sprays (Flonase), antihistamines (Zyrtec, Claritin), and saline irrigation.
Clinical and physical exams revealed a component of pressure and discomfort overlying the maxillary (cheek) and frontal (forehead) sinus regions. Nasal congestion was worse when the patient was lying flat, which contributed to open-mouth breathing and snoring at night. A nasal endoscopy revealed evidence of prior sinus surgery: Scar tissue was obstructing normal sinus drainage, likely contributing to the sinus pressure and congestion. An in-office CT scan of the sinus showed not only evidence of prior sinus surgery, but also evidence of impaired drainage and a significant build-up of secretions. This resulted in an accurate diagnosis of chronic sinusitis secondary to scar tissue buildup from prior sinus surgery.
The patient underwent in-office balloon sinuplasty of the affected sinuses. After the in-office sinus dilation, the patient noted a decrease in pressure above the eyes and along the cheeks. There was an improvement in nasal breathing as well, and a decrease in open-mouth breathing at night. The clearance of sinus secretions was noted in the post-op image.
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