Ear, Nose & Throat Procedures

Waukesha County's Premiere ENT Treatment Options

After a complete physical examination and recommended studies, your Aurora ENT physician (otolaryngology physician or head and neck surgeon) will determine the ENT treatment plan to address your individual condition. All our Aurora ENT physicians practice a vast array of surgical ENT procedures to treat disorders of the head and neck for patients of all ages. We also work with other medical specialists who may help treat your condition—often just down the hall at our convenient, easy-to-access clinic in Summit, Wisconsin.

As board-certified ENT specialists, we have the knowledge and unique skills to treat ENT conditions through our established relationships with multiple specialties, such as neurosurgery, ophthalmology, neuro-otology, allergy, pulmonology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, oral surgery and plastic surgery. With most specialists located in the same clinic location—just down the corridor—we make it easy for you to see all your specialists in one visit.

Medical and Surgical Approaches to Care

Determining the best ENT treatment will vary according to your particular condition and what type of symptoms you're experiencing. In the early stages of a disorder, surgical procedures may not be recommended but may be the only method to address some conditions.

In some cases, your ENT specialist may diagnose your problem, but ultimately send you to another specialist for treatment. Our ENT doctors will diagnose cancer of the head and neck, surgically remove tumors and then refer you to an oncologist for radiation or chemotherapy for further specialized treatments.

Likewise, some children with chronic ear infections may have delayed speech development. In these cases, your ENT specialist and a speech pathologist may work together as a team to treat your child. Your ENT doctor can assist you in seeking out other medical specialists.

In addition, our physician practice offers you complete hearing services and speech therapy at our Waukesha County clinic locations.

Sleep Disorder Evaluation

For sleep disorders, treatment would begin following evaluation at one of our Aurora Sleep Disorders Centers. Our physicians will put together an individualized treatment plan designed to give you the restful night's sleep you deserve. Obstructive sleep apnea, a common disorder, can be treated by managing a nasal allergy or infection, correcting a nasal deformity or removing tonsils and adenoids. In some cases, surgery on the throat and palate can reduce excess tissue and widen the air passage. Nonsurgical options are also available, including a mask to improve airflow and promote continuous breathing at night.

Overview of ENT Procedures Offered by Aurora ENT Doctors

The list below includes ENT procedures offered by Aurora ENT physicians serving patients at the Summit clinic. Contact our physician practice at 262-434-5000 to select an ENT physician who can provide care in these areas:

External Ear

  • Hematoma/seroma
  • Laceration
  • Abscess
  • Cerumen
  • Foreign body
  • Otoplasty (surgery for prominent ears)
  • Meatoplasty/canalplasty (surgery for narrow ear canal)

Facial Plastics

  • Rhytidectomy (facelift)
  • Browlift
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
  • Botox
  • Injection fillers
  • Free flap procedures in collaboration with plastic surgeon

Facial Trauma

  • Lacerations
  • Cranial/zygomatic/maxillary fractures

Hearing and Vestibular Disorders

  • Hearing aid evaluation, testing and fitting
  • Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) Audiometry
  • Otoacoustic Emission Testing (OAE)

Inner Ear

  • Endolymphatic shunt/decompression (surgery for Meniere's disease)
  • BAHA (implantable hearing aids)
  • Evaluation for cochlear implant
  • Videonystagmography (VNG)

Larynx/Voice Disorders

  • Surgical treatment of all benign/malignant vocal cord lesions
  • Laryngectomies (total/partial/open v. transoral laser)
  • Laryngoplasty/medialization of paralyzed vocal cords
  • Videostroboscopy

Middle Ear

  • Myringotomy and tube placement
  • Tympanoplasty
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Ossicular chain reconstruction
  • Glomus tumor resection
  • Stapedectomy

Nasal/Sinus Surgery

  • Septoplasty
  • Turbinate reduction
  • Image-guided endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Balloon sinuplasty
  • Cosmetic/functional rhinoplasty
  • Septal perforations
  • Resection of benign/malignant sinonasal tumors
  • Foreign body removal
  • Epistaxis

Neck

  • Neck dissections
  • Thyroidectomies (minimally invasive)
  • Parathyroidectomies (minimally invasive)
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsies

Orbits

  • Endoscopic DCR (surgery for tearing)
  • Orbital decompression (Graves' disease)
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Orbital fractures

Pediatric

  • Myringotomy/PE tube placement
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Otoplasty (surgery for prominent ears)
  • Evaluation for aural atresia (narrow ear canal)
  • Evaluation for cochlear implant
  • Tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy
  • Sinus surgery
  • Head and neck vascular lesions
  • Head and neck cutaneous lesions
  • Head and neck malignancies
  • Head and neck abscesses/lymphadenopathy
  • Surgical treatment of laryngomalacia/laryngeal lesions
  • Laryngotracheal reconstruction*
  • Evaluation for cleft lip/palate repair
  • Facial trauma/lacerations
  • Choanal atresia repair
  • Juvenile nasal angiofibroma resection
  • Frenulectomy (tongue tied)
  • Surgical treatment of subglottic stenosis

Salivary Glands

  • Parotidectomy
  • Submandibular gland resection
  • Salivary duct calculi extraction
  • Sialendoscopy

Skin Cancers: Head and Neck

  • Transoral microsurgery
  • Resection of benign cutaneous lesions
  • Resection of malignant lesions including melanoma
  • Lip reconstruction
  • Scalp reconstruction
  • Nasal/facial reconstruction

Skull Base

  • Transnasal endoscopic approach to pituitary tumors
  • Minimally invasive endoscopic anterior skull base surgery

Sleep Apnea Surgery

  • Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
  • Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
  • Tongue base reduction (laser/coblator)
  • Genioglossal advancement
  • Hyoid suspension

Trachea/Esophagus

  • Repair Zenker's diverticulum
  • Tracheostomy
  • Transnasal esophagoscopy
  • Esophageal dilation
  • Foreign body extraction
  • Evaluation of swallowing disorder