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Services Offered by North Valley ENT Associates

The physicians and staff of North Valley ENT provide complete medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), and related structures of the head and neck. Their special skills include diagnosing and managing diseases of the sinuses, larynx (voice box), oral cavity, and upper pharynx (mouth and throat), as well as structures of the neck and face. Our otolaryngologists diagnose, treat, and manage specialty-specific disorders as well as many primary care problems in both children and adults. In addition, we provide allergy testing and immunotherapy and complete hearing evaluations and interventions for children and adults.

General ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat)

The physicians of North Valley ENT are trained in both the medical and surgical treatment of hearing, ear infections, balance disorders, ear noise (tinnitus), nerve pain, and facial and cranial nerve disorders.

North Valley Ear, Nose and Throat doctors diagnose and treat conditions of the nasal cavity and sinuses, including allergies and disorders affecting the sense of smell, as well as the appearance of the nose and a person's ability to breathing through the nose.

Our ENT specialists are experts in managing diseases of the larynx (voice box) and the upper aero-digestive tract or esophagus, including voice and swallowing disorders.

North Valley ENT physicians can perform cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery and are trained to treat infectious diseases in the head and neck area. Diseases include both benign and malignant (cancerous) tumors, facial trauma, and deformities of the face.

Pillar Implant Procedure for Snoring

If snoring is keeping you awake, it's time to take action. Whether you are the one snoring or the one seeking refuge elsewhere, you know that a night of snoring means a night of interrupted sleep.

For many, snoring is caused by the vibration of tissue in the back of the mouth and the throat. During sleep, this tissue stretches and droops, thus reducing the size of the airway and obstructing breathing. Researchers with Restore Medical found they could diminishes this obstruction by increasing the rigidity of the soft palate (roof of the mouth). The procedure developed, called the Pillar Implant Procedure, is now available in Arizona through North Valley ENT. Done in the office, the Pillar Procedure involves implanting three small, woven inserts into the soft palate. These implants stiffen and support the soft palate and keep it from drooping during sleep. No drooping means no vibration, and no vibration means drastically reduced snoring or no snoring at all.

Reprinted with permission of Restore Medical, Inc. Copyright 2004 Restore Medical, Inc. All rights reserved.

The implants are approximately 3/4" long and are made of a polyester-type material that has been used in implants for more than 50 years. The implants are designed to be invisible and don't interfere with speaking or swallowing.

The Pillar Procedure is:

  • Less invasive and less painful than other surgical procedures
  • Completed in a single, short office visit with local anesthetic
  • FDA-cleared and clinically proven, with results comparable to more aggressive surgical procedures

Most patients notice a significant improvement in their sleep in four to six weeks.