Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

McGovern Medical School

General ENT (OPAL)

  1. Vertigo

    The human body has three organs that assist in locating your location in space: Your eyes see the horizon, Your… Read the full article…

  2. Step Throat

    A sore throat or pharyngitis is a common symptom of viral and bacterials infections. The infection will affect the lining… Read the full article…

  3. Skin Lesions

    A variety of skin lesions can be the cause, though timely evaluation by a physician is important as this can… Read the full article…

  4. Mouth Sores

    Since there are many different kinds of mouth sores, it is important to have any mouth sore evaluated. The causes… Read the full article…

  5. Inner Ear Infection

    An inner ear infection/inflammation, or labyrinthitis, usually manifests itself as balance problems. However, hearing loss and ringing sensation in the… Read the full article…

  6. Ear Wax

    Ear wax (also known as cerumen) can be a sticky problem. Each of us makes a different amount and consistency… Read the full article…

  7. Chronic Sinusitis

    Chronic sinusitis (or chronic rhinosinusitis, as it is now more formally known) is a condition of chronic inflammation of the… Read the full article…

  8. What You Need to Know About Hearing Aids

    One in three adults in the United States have hearing loss, and 1.4 million children experience hearing problems. While the… Read the full article…

  9. Hearing Loss

    Five minute hearing test How does the hearing sense work? What can I do to improve my hearing? Tips to… Read the full article…

  10. Nasal Obstruction, Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

    Loud snoring? Daytime sleepiness? All of the above may be symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Nasal obstruction may… Read the full article…

  11. Home Epley Maneuver

    The Epley maneuver can be done at home. We often recommend the home Epley to our patients who have a… Read the full article…

  12. Vestibular Habituation Exercises

    Go from a sitting position to flat on your back.  Repeat 5 times. Go from flat on your back to… Read the full article…

  13. Tinnitus

    Tinnitus describes an abnormal sound that is generated in the ear or head. Although tinnitus is a very common condition, … Read the full article…

  14. When Your Child Has Tinnitus

    Tinnitus is a condition where the patient experiences ringing or other head noises that are not produced by an external… Read the full article…

  15. What is GERD?

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, occurs when acid from the stomach backs up into the esophagus. Normally, food travels from… Read the full article…

  16. What Is an Otolaryngologist—Head and Neck Surgeon?

    Insight into ear, nose, and throat specialists What do otolaryngologists treat? How are ear, nose, and throat specialists trained? Why… Read the full article…

  17. Tonsils and Adenoids PostOp

    The tonsils are two pads of tissue located on both sides of the back of the throat. Adenoids sit high… Read the full article…

  18. Tonsillitis

    What is tonsillitis? Tonsillitis refers to inflammation of the pharyngeal tonsils. The inflammation may involve other areas of the back… Read the full article…

  19. Tonsillectomy Procedures

    Unfortunately, there may be a time when medical therapy (antibiotics) fails to resolve the chronic tonsillar infections that affect your… Read the full article…

  20. Tips to quit using smokeless tobacco for a lifetime

    Addiction to smokeless tobacco products is just as serious as an addiction to cigarettes, but there is help available through… Read the full article…

  21. Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is a common problem for adults leading to hypertension, heart attack, stroke, and early death. Other… Read the full article…

  22. The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke

    Surgeon General’s Warning on Secondhand Smoke The Surgeon General released evidence in July 2006 supporting the fact that secondhand smoke… Read the full article…

  23. Swallowing Disorders

    Insight into complications and treatment What are the symptoms of swallowing disorders? How are swallowing disorders diagnosed? How are swallowing… Read the full article…

  24. Sinusitis: Special Considerations for Aging Patients

    More than 20 percent of U.S. residents will be 65 or older in 2030. Of all Americans 65 and older,… Read the full article…

  25. Salivary Glands

    Where Are Your Salivary Glands? The glands are found in and around your mouth and throat. We call the major… Read the full article…

  26. Pediatric Obesity and Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders

    Today in the United States, studies estimate that 34 percent of U.S. adults are overweight and an additional 31 percent… Read the full article…

  27. Laser Assisted Uvula Palatoplasty (LAUP)

    The Problem Some 45 percent of normal adults snore at least occasionally, and 25 percent are habitual snorers. Problem snoring… Read the full article…

  28. Injection Snoreplasty

    What Is Injection Snoreplasty? Injection snoreplasty is a nonsurgical treatment for snoring that involves the injection of a hardening agent… Read the full article…

  29. How to Find Reliable ENT Info

    The Internet is a powerful tool and an excellent source for all types of information. Many Internet sites contain information… Read the full article…

  30. Doctor? ¿Por Qué a Mi Hijo Le Duele El Oído? (Doctor, why does my son’s ear hurt?)

    Introducción a la otitis media y su tratamiento ¿Qué Es La Otitis Media? La otitis media significa inflamación del oído… Read the full article…

  31. Doctor? ¿Qué Causa El Ruido En El Oído? (Doctor, what causes a ringing in the ear?)

    A Veces Siento un Ruido en el Oído. ¿Es Esto Raro? De ninguna manera. Este ruido en el oído (tinnitus… Read the full article…

  32. Diet and Exercise Tips

    Excessive body weight contributes to snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, in addition to being a major influence on general health… Read the full article…

  33. Deviated Septum

    The shape of your nasal cavity could be the cause of chronic sinusitis. The nasal septum is the wall dividing… Read the full article…

  34. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)

    Snoring Problems Forty­-five percent of normal adults snore at least occasionally, and 25 percent are habitual snorers. Problem snoring is… Read the full article…

  35. Allergic Rhinitis, Sinusitis, and Rhinosinusitis

    Inflammation of the nasal mucous membrane is called rhinitis. The symptoms include sneezing and runny and/or itchy nose, caused by… Read the full article…

  36. Sensorineural Hearing Loss

    A Q & A with AAO-HNS Member Expert Barry E. Hirsch, MD, Professor, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences and… Read the full article…

  37. Age-Related Hearing Loss

    How You Can Prevent and Minimize the Impact If you gather ten people in a room and check their hearing,… Read the full article…

  38. TMJ Pain

    Insight into causes and treatments How does the Temporo-Mandibular Joint work? What causes TMJ pain? How is TMJ pain treated?… Read the full article…

  39. Swimmer's Ear

    Insight into acute otitis externa What causes swimmer’s ear? What are the signs and symptoms? How is swimmer’s ear treated?… Read the full article…

  40. Stuffy Noses

    Insight into the many causes of nasal congestion What are the causes of nasal congestion? Are there any risks when… Read the full article…

  41. Sore Throats

    Insight into relief for a sore throat What causes a sore throat? What are my treatment options? How can I… Read the full article…

  42. Snoring

    Insight into sleeping disorders and sleep apnea What causes snoring? Why is snoring serious? What treatments are available? and more…… Read the full article…

  43. Smokeless Tobacco

    Insight into its physical and mental effects What chemicals are in smokeless tobacco? Who uses smokeless tobacco? Tips for quitting… Read the full article…

  44. Post-Nasal Drip

    Insight into treating a runny nose What is post-nasal drip? How is swallowing affected? How is it treated? and more…… Read the full article…

  45. Perforated Eardrum

    Insight into ear injuries What is a perforated eardrum? What causes eardrum perforation? How is hearing affected by a perforated… Read the full article…

  46. Nosebleeds

    Insight into care and prevention of nosebleeds What is an anterior and posterior nosebleed? How do I stop a nosebleed?… Read the full article…

  47. Noise & Hearing Protection

    Insight into maintaining auditory health Can noise hurt my ears? How does the ear work? How can I protect myself… Read the full article…

  48. Tonsil & Adenoids

    Insight into tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy What affects tonsils and adenoids? When should I see a doctor? Common symptoms of tonsillitis… Read the full article…

  49. Travel Tips for the Hearing Impaired

    Insight for hearing-impaired travelers What are common problems? What arrangements can be made? How should hearing aids be handled when… Read the full article…

  50. Mouth Sores

    Insight into causes, treatment, and prevention What are fever blisters and cold sores? What are canker sores? When should a… Read the full article…

  51. Ménière’s Disease

    Insight into diagnosis and treatment What is Ménière’s disease? What are the causes? How is it treated? and more… Affecting… Read the full article…

  52. GERD and LPR

    Insight into the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment What are the symptoms of GERD and LPR? Who gets GERD or LPR?… Read the full article…

  53. Fall Prevention

    Insight into preventing injuries caused by falls Why are falls more likely during the senior years? How does lifestyle management… Read the full article…

  54. Ear Wax

    Insight into the proper care of the ears Why does the body produce earwax? What is the recommended method of… Read the full article…

  55. Ears and Altitude

    Insight into making air travel more comfortable Why do ears pop? How can air travel cause hearing problems? How to… Read the full article…

  56. Otitis Media

    Insight into otitis media and treatments What is otitis media? How does the ear work? What are the symptoms? and… Read the full article…

  57. Ear Aches

    Insight into otitis media and treatments What is otitis media? How does the ear work? What are the symptoms? and… Read the full article…

  58. Ear Tubes

    Insight into causes and treatment options Who needs ear tubes and why? What to expect after surgery and more… Painful… Read the full article…

  59. Antihistamines and Decongestants

    Insight into recommended use and side effects What are the side effects of antihistamines? Who should not use decongestants? What… Read the full article…

  60. Allergies & Hay Fever

    Insight into causes, treatment, and prevention Why does the body develop allergies? What allergens should be avoided? When should a… Read the full article…

General ENT Archives (UT ORL Update)

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General ENT Archives (ORL Progress Notes)

  1. Michael Byrd, MD Recruited to UTHealth and Memorial Hermann
  2. From Bench to Bedside with New Treatments for Chronic Sinus Disease