Throat & Neck

Disorders of the throat & neck can cause pain and interfere with your ability to speak, swallow, and eat. Your metabolism may be affected, leading to weakness, muscle aches, irritability, weight gain or loss, and sensitivity to heat or cold. Tumors that form in this region can spread to other areas of the body.

If you are experiencing symptoms in the throat and neck, our staff at Arthur J. Rosner, MD can help diagnose and treat what is ailing you. We are experts in this area, and offer a solutions-oriented approach that relies on the latest research into throat and neck disorders, and is dependent upon advances in technology and medical treatment.

Please look over the information we’ve compiled below, detailing some of the more common neck and throat conditions we treat on a daily basis. If you have additional questions or would like to schedule an appointment, feel free to contact us; we are committed to making you feel better!


Cough, throat clearing, postnasal drip and the sensation of a lump in the throat are manifestations of inflammation of the voice box or larynx. Cough is one of the top ten symptoms that brings patients to the doctor’s office. When present more than a month it is considered chronic, since long-acting inflammatory compounds called leukotrienes…

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Hoarseness is an abnormally deep or harsh voice that may sound raspy, scratchy, breathy, or strained. There may be changes in volume or pitch. It’s usually the result of irritation or injury to the vocal cords, and can be caused by a number of different conditions. When we speak, our vocal cords vibrate as air…

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Neck Mass

Neck masses usually form in the squamous cells lining the inside of the mouth, nose, and throat. When cancerous, they are highly curable if detected early, and often respond well to surgery or radiation treatment. Masses in the neck need to be evaluated. Some patients receive CT scan and needle biopsies to help with diagnosis.…

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Neck Surgery

Masses in the neck need to be evaluated. Some patients receive CT scan and needle biopsies to help with diagnosis. Branchial cleft cysts, thyroglossal duct cysts, suspicious lymph nodes and tumors are usually require neck surgery. Neck Disorders The salivary glands located in the neck can become diseased with infection, tumors and salivary stones or…

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Salivary Glands

The salivary glands, located in the mouth and throat, are responsible for producing saliva to keep your food moist, making it easier to chew and swallow. Saliva also aids in digestion, keeps your teeth from decaying, and contains antibodies that keep your mouth clean and germ-free. Disorders of the salivary glands can interfere with these…

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Throat Surgery

There are a variety of surgical procedures for patients experiencing throat problems that cannot be helped with medications or other treatment. Dr. Rosner is skilled in performing tonsillectomies, adenoidectomies, thyroidectomies, laryngectomies, and tracheostomies, among others. It should be noted that most throat surgery is performed only in cases involving a chronic sore throat, tonsillitis, adenoiditis…

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