You may have been told by your primary care physician that you need to see a specialist, such as an ENT, but you may not know what exactly they do. Roanoke Valley ENT & Allergy provides an overview of an ENT to help you understand what Dr. Lenkowski can do. An ENT is an ear, throat, and nose specialist. They treat both children and adults and manage specific disorders as well as primary care. They specialize in diagnosing and managing diseases of the sinuses, larynx (voice box), oral cavity, and upper pharynx, as well as structures of the neck and face. Dr. Lenkowski is a board certified ENT specialist who specializes in sinus procedures, along with other ENT care.

How To Keep Your Ears Nose And Throat Healthy
Although it’s not always possible to stop an ENT disorder, there are many ways they can be prevented. Preventing ear infections are a great way to avoid a trip to the ENT. You can prevent ear infections by avoiding exposure to cigarette smoke, identify and treat allergies, keep immunizations up to date and don’t remove earwax unless your physician tells you to. Preventing sinus infections is also a great way to keep your ears, nose, and throat healthy. You can prevent a sinus infection by using a saline spray, not flying with a cold, and properly treating your allergies. You can prevent a sore throat by getting plenty of rest, avoiding exposure to cigarette smoke, and avoiding the outdoors when the air quality in your area is poor.

Procedures ENTs Can PerformDr. Lenkowski offers in office surgery ent roanoke valley

  1. Sinus surgery
  2. Snoring/sleep disorder surgery
  3. Corrective breathing surgery
  4. Tonsil removal
  5. Tubes in ears

When To See An ENT
If you are having problems with your ears, nose, or throat it might be time to see an ENT. If you are experiencing persistent hearing loss for more than a week or two, you should check in with an ENT. This kind of problem can lead to permanent ear damage. Sinus pain that lasts for more than a few days is also a reason to go see an ENT. They can diagnose the source of the issue and help you find the best treatment plan. One of the most common reasons people see their ENT is ongoing nasal congestion. If you’re constantly waking up with a blocked nose and find it hard to breathe an ENT specialist can help you resolve this problem right away.

Dr. Paul Lenkowski provides expert care for the treatment of disorders of the ears, nose and throat. Roanoke Valley ENT & Allergy is proud to work to provide the best possible outcome for our patients. Schedule your appointment with us today!