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Pediatric Surgery

Many pediatric surgeries are performed at the child and family friendly Great Lakes Surgery Center. Here parents accompany their children to the operating room and comfort them while they fall asleep under anesthesia. This helps children stay calm, allows for less anesthesia, making the procedure safer. A slushy machine is available in recovery room. Deductibles […]

Sleep Disorders

Sleep is vital for good health. Experts recommend a minimum of 7-8 hours of sleep per night for most adults; a lack of sleep can affect your hormone levels, mood, weight, and work or school performance, and may result in physical, mental, social and emotional problems. Reaching that goal is difficult for many thanks to […]

Ear Infections

Ear infections occur when fluid fills the space between the eardrum and the inner ear. This happens when the Eustachian tube becomes blocked thanks to a virus or bacterium, preventing mucus and pus from draining out of the middle ear. These fluids put pressure on the eardrum, causing pain and discomfort. Children are especially susceptible […]

Bilateral Laryngotomy & Ear Tubes

When middle ear fluid persists for more than four months, tubes are placed in children’s ears to improve hearing. Fluid left in the middle ear for a prolonged period of time can cause hearing loss and chronic ear infection. Ear tubes may be placed in children with greater than 5 episodes of ear infections in […]

Adenoidectomy

Adenoidectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove the adenoids. Adenoids are lymphoid tissue located behind the nose in the upper part of the throat. As with tonsils, the adenoids can also become swollen and infected. This condition is known as adenoiditis. Adenoid infections often affect children, but are nearly unheard of in adults; this […]

Tonsillectomy

Tonsils are lymphoid tissue located in the sides of the throat. They are prone to infection, especially in younger patients. Tonsil Infection Treatment In the past, the treatment method for tonsillitis – infection of the tonsils – was surgical removal of the tonsils. This procedure, known as a tonsillectomy, was practically a rite of passage […]

Tonsils & Adenoids

The tonsils and adenoids are part of the lymphatic system, and serve as defenders of the immune system, protecting your body by preventing germs and bacteria from entering through your mouth and nose. Occasionally, they will develop problems themselves, requiring the attention of an ENT specialist. Tonsils & Adenoids Problems The tonsils (located in the […]

Inspire Pacemaker

Approximately 18 million Americans experience obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder that can cause serious problems such as excessive daytime sleepiness and fatigue, memory loss, and lack of concentration. These individuals have an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure. While PAP therapy is the preferred treatment method, not everybody can […]

PAP Therapy

Positive Airway Pressure, or PAP therapy is the most commonly prescribed treatment for patients suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea. This sleep disorder affects an estimated 18 million Americans and is characterized by periodic breathing interruptions throughout the night. These pauses, or gaps, in breathing may be accompanied by choking or gasping, but rarely awaken the […]

TransOral Robotic Surgery

Sleep apnea is a disorder of upper airway collapse. It is diagnosed by a sleep study. Untreated patients with moderate to severe sleep apnea tend to die early from heart attacks, strokes, or auto accidents. Patients with sleep apnea are usually prescribed positive airway pressure (PAP). PAP therapy works well for 80% of the patients. […]